Kara Foster

Title Grateful Patient
Company Baptist Health
Location Madisonville
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Initiated by Baptist Health

Kara Foster strives to see the silver linings, even during a crisis like COVID-19. The pandemic in particular has taught her not to take things for granted and to appreciate the gift of ordinary days.

“We all have a choice in how we will face the hard times in our lives,” she said. “Keeping a spirit of gratitude helps us to see the good in even the hardest of situations.”

When challenges arise, Kara is grateful for the strong faith that sustains her. “God is always bigger than my fears,” she said, adding: “I’m also grateful for the gift of my family and friends. They bring joy to my life.”

Over the past two years, Kara also has been reminded how important it is to value the sacrifices of our public health workers — including the many dedicated health care workers at Baptist Health.

“So many nursing staff have been the loving hands of friends and family who could not physically be in the room with patients,” Kara said. “To me, they are the hands and feet of Christ.”

Having a spirit of gratitude is contagious. It can spill over to everything in out lives.