Kathleen “Kat” Causey, a Birmingham resident is one of three amazing and heroic military caregivers that will be featured in the upcoming Veteran’s Day special on Lifetime, “Women of Honor.”
Scheduled to air Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT the hour-long program showcases the emotional and uplifting journeys of Causey, Rolona Brown and Jennifer Madden, who represent the thousands of veterans, spouses, caregivers and countless others who have given so much for our country and continue to do so every day.
Kat’s story began in 2011. As she prepared to finish her college degree, her husband of just eighteen months, Army Sergeant 1st Class Aaron Causey, was serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan. On Sept. 7, while performing a routine explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) Aaron stepped on an IED, an improvised explosive device and was catastrophically injured. The explosion left him as a double-above-knee amputee and with multiple injuries to his hands and arms, as well as a traumatic brain injury.
It was moment that changed Kat and Aaron’s lives forever.
While Aaron spent the next two years recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Kat spent her days not only supporting him, but also volunteering with the USO and sharing her experience as a young caregiver spouse with others, inspiring those around her throughout the difficult recovery process.
“Jill and I are really excited about this conversation and we’re excited that Lifetime is putting the spotlight on these amazing women,” said Michelle Obama.
The special will also air the day after Veteran’s Day, Nov. 10 at 6:00 p.m. (CET/JKT) on AFN|spectrum for our U.S. forces, DoD civilians and their families stationed or deployed overseas and aboard U.S. Navy ships.
Watch a promo of the special here.