Lees Summit Journal | Russ Pulley
Kathy Hofmann knows struggle.
She copes through poetry.
Her work was inspiration for series of works by artist and painter Tina Garrett.
Hofmann is a Lee’s Summit City Councilmember who was drawn into politics by her activism to preserve city neighborhoods.
That’s the well-know public story.
The lesser known tale is grief and celebration poured onto paper late at night.
Hofmann faced the death of twin daughters, divorce, her own brain tumor and loss of her second husband after his heart transplant.
The collaborative show at the Stanley Historic Event Space in downtown July 27 was a fund-raiser for the non-profit Gift of Life program and collected at least $800. That organization builds awareness for organ and tissue donations and provides services to families for those waiting on a transplant, or recipients, and their families.