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I have a beautiful granddaughter who was born with Down syndrome. She has enough challenges to face in her life and I want to make sure that finding appropriately fitting clothes will not be one of them.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

About the Author

I think the best way to tell my story is to tell you a little about myself first. I’m 61 years old; I have two daughters, 42 and 41 years old, who together have given me 11 grandchildren. I have been married for 22 years to my husband, Dr. Harold Bowersox, and enjoy the company of my 85 year-old mother several days a week. I work out at a local gym four days a week and I love gardening and taking photographs.

In 1986 I started my first business. I had a very large domestic housekeeping service called Kare-N-Kleen, Inc. It started much like Downs Designs; with me and one other woman. We started cleaning houses together as a team. In no time, the business grew into a very large-scale housekeeping service. I had over 250 regular customers, a fleet of 7 cars and a staff of 25 women. Business flourished and my reputation became very well known in the area.

In 1998 I sold my cleaning company and stayed home for about 5 years. During that time my daughters had married and started having children. I enjoyed spending time with my grandchildren very much. But, it came time for me to go back to work so I took a job as an inventory control clerk of a very large hair salon.

My husband had become very dissatisfied with working for a group practice so we took a leap of faith and, together, we started his own medical practice. He is a well-loved physician and before long, business was booming. His practice is very unique as Dr. Bowersox enjoys a natural approach to medicine.

My husband has been a physician for over 40 years and has been practicing alternative medicine for almost 15 years. During the 10 years he has been in private practice, he has written a book about his specialty, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, He has a very successful treatment for these conditions and new patients wait almost 3 months for an appointment. We have a staff of 6 medical personnel and enjoy their company both at work and as friends.

Two years ago my husband lost a considerable amount of weight with a doctor supervised meal-replacement program. His patients wanted to know how he did it and wanted to follow his lead. So to properly help our patients with this program, I became a health coach for Take Shape for Life and began working with them personally. I’ve helped over 200 people find a new, healthier lifestyle and lose thousands of pounds.

As you can see, I have a very full and busy life. But last year when I thought I couldn’t get any busier; my daughter planted a thought in my head, she suggested a new business idea to me. I laughed at the idea at the time…Karen

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