Kathleen Baker took second place to win a silver medal on Monday in the 100 meter backstroke. It was an incredible win for her since she has been battling Crohn’s disease.
Baker said she hoped her journey of coping with adversity would inspire others with Crohn’s. Kathleen was diagnosed with Crohn’s when she was just 13. For her to climb to the top and fulfill her dream of becoming an Olympic champion Baker had to battle fatigue, weight loss and chronic pain. This lifelong disease didn’t stop Kathleen but instead motivated her more and made her appreciate participating in the sport.
Read more about Kathleen’s climb to the top here.
Stay tuned as Kathleen Baker gets a shot at a gold medal later this week.