Kim & Brian Jochman

Guest Story: Kim & Brian Jochman

Appleton, Wis.

It gets you out of your room and takes your mind off things. Caregivers need an outlet.

Cancer didn’t stop art teacher Kim Jochman’s creativity

She arrived at Kathy’s House with a stash of art supplies, intending to create during her downtime. But she soon realized that other guests could benefit from the therapeutic aspects of art – and took the initiative to start hosting classes in our Home.

Spending time with other guests painting and making jewelry uncovered Kim’s untapped love for teaching adults. It’s just one of the many ways she’s felt connected at Kathy’s House.

Kim and her husband Brian appreciate the affordability of Kathy’s House, as well as the proximity to treatment at Froedtert Hospital. Their favorite part of their stay, however, has been in creating not just art but also community.