Kathryn Lawson spent 12 months not speaking to her family.
“It was an awful situation,” Lawson says. “I didn’t have a relationship with any of my family. I was a drug addict, and I was suffering all the things a drug addict would.”
Lawson’s brother Rob feared the worst for his younger sister.
“It was all in the back of our minds that the situation would either end with Kathryn being found dead one day or there’d be a massive event in her life that would change the path that she was on,” Rob says. “And that’s what happened.”
On Jan. 31, 2014, Kathryn was the victim of a vicious assault that left her in a coma. The prognosis was grim: She’d stay in the coma, she'd come out of it in a vegetative state, or she’d die.
When she came out of the coma, she struggled to deal with the changes to her body and her life, and she was nearly suicidal.
Rob suggested CrossFit and once again changed the path Kathryn was on—but this time it was for the better.