Soon, Kathryn moved to the Bay Area to be with Ryan. While just beginning their new life together, they were thrown a curveball when Ryan suffered from a traumatic brain injury with severe post-concussive syndrome. In order to ensure his recovery, he not only couldn’t work for almost a year, but he also couldn’t use a computer, look at a screen, or even read for many months.
The silver lining during this devastating time was that Ryan became laser-focused on his health and fueling his body with nutrition that would help him heal — and Kathryn was there by his side every step of the way. A favorite activity of theirs was cooking delicious vegan recipes together and making nutrient-rich smoothies.