Life Goes Forward

One young and brave widow shares her reality and the heartfelt truth about her life’s day-to-day ups & downs, relationships, and experiences in finding her way to move onward after the greatest loss of her young life. Catherine Gainey shares her unique voice as she continues to move forward with her daily life, facing obstacles, challenges, and very different situations, while raising her two young children after the passing of her beloved husband and father to her cherished children.

Catherine Gainey, Writer and Wunder’s Warrior

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Catherine and Jim Gainey met and fell in love at Edgewood College in Madison, WI in 2002. They got married in September 2007. They had two sons, Shamus in 2010 and Finn in 2012. On March 18th, 2013, at age 31, Jim was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The cancer had metastasized to his liver and his lungs. Jim endured 54 rounds of chemotherapy, all while living and loving life, creating as many memories as possible with his wife, sons, family and friends.  Jim passed away on January 11th, 2016 at age 34. Cat continues to advocate in Jim’s memory while working full time as a CPS Investigator and raising their beautiful boys.