Journey from success
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.
You give a portion of your proceeds to various charities. Have you ever been attached to any charitable endeavor before this?
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.
What is the age range of those who use your services?
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.
What is your personal motto when it comes to all this?
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.