In a split second everything changed for Kim Gaudet, and that was the beginning of a life-long climb to find her old self.
The Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) Resale Store Manager was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin and moved with her family to Englewood when she was seven years old. She says her parents worked “really hard” and gave Kim and her sister wonderful opportunities, including attending and graduating from Cherry Creek High School. “I was known as the one who drove the VW Bug instead of a Mercedes,” she laughed.
Kim married soon after high school and moved with her Marine husband to Washington D.C., Boston and Virginia. They had their son, Clayton, and Kim “was a stay at home mom.” Later, when she was single again, Kim and her son moved back to family and the Denver area. She began to dream of becoming a physical therapist.
Kim and her son moved to Yankee Creek in 1990 and “rented a home on the top of the hill.” Kim was working for a visiting nurse agency as a CNA and PTA and looked to earn her degree in physical therapy. And that was when life turned.