Jour­ney from suc­cess

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treat­ments. Feel­ing and look­ing your per­sonal best is a very em­pow­er­ing and mo­ti­vat­ing thing. It can re­store dig­nity and hu­man­ity. Some­times, un­for­tu­nately, it’s all you can do for some­one who is very ill.

Q:

You give a por­tion of your pro­ceeds to var­i­ous char­i­ties. Have you ever been at­tached to any char­i­ta­ble en­deavor be­fore this?

A:

My par­ents run a char­ity to help pa­tients with CF and their fam­i­lies af­ford med­i­cal care not cov­ered by in­sur­ance and/or life­style costs as­so­ci­ated with their med­i­cal bur­dens. I was taught from a young age about giv­ing back – both from my fam­ily and at my Jewish day school – and through­out all of my own chal­lenges, I was al­ways aware that there were those less for­tu­nate.

Q:

What is the age range of those who use your ser­vices?

A:

Our younger de­mo­graphic is the new and ex­pect­ing moth­ers who like our ser­vices while on bed rest or in the hospi­tal af­ter birth — 35 to 55 is prob­a­bly the most com­mon age range. We also have many elderly users — the old­est re­cur­ring clients are 97 and 100.

Q:

What is your per­sonal motto when it comes to all this?

A:

Face life with a lit­tle guts and a lot of glit­ter … and when “I” is re­placed by “we,” even “ill­ness” be­comes “well­ness.”

Kate Arian founded Manicare.

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