In 2011, at age 19, Kat was riding her horse back to the barn when he suddenly stumbled and fell. After Kat regained consciousness, she discovered that her horse was dying, and she was paralyzed. Having grown up on a farm, in a family full of medical professionals, Kat was always passionate about animal wellness. But she had no idea that it would take a tragic accident to turn her passion into a successful business.

After a long and difficult struggle, Kat found a holistic therapy that helped her regain her mobility. Soon after recovery, Kat began exploring the possibilities of using the same life-changing therapy to reduce pain and suffering on the creatures she loved. And so Benefab®, a company specializing in wearable therapeutic pet products, was born.

Recently, Benefab@ has partnered with the ASPCA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of animals.

In addition to running Benefab®, Kat loves to help people channel their passion into profit. Her newly released book, Broken to Branded, is full of true business stories and real-world strategies designed to help entrepreneurs build a successful business without losing sight of their purpose.


Breaking the Monopolies of Facebook, Google, and Amazon | Kat Chrysostom | TEDxOcala

Big Data is an effective monopoly that has hamstrung small business. This “data cartel” is suppressing competition and innovation on both a commercial and individual basis. Chrysostom spoke of personal accounts of the problems and challenges in this area as an entrepreneur and her proposals to level the playing field. She painted a picture of what impact control and portability of our data would have on people around the globe.

Once-Paralyzed Horseback Rider Invents Pain Relieving Apparel

A near-fatal horse riding accident changed Kat Chrysostom’s life forever. At just 20 years old, she suffered a triple fracture of the C-2 vertebrae. Paralyzed, she lay in the hospital as doctors discussed surgery that would leave her never to walk again. In Kat’s book “Broken to Branded,” she shares how she fought to rebuilt her life and her health.

GDL Features Kat Chrysostom with Benefab®

Great Day LIVE features Kat Chrysostom to talk about her journey from paralysis to entrepreneur. To learn more about her products and company, visit If you're interested in speaking or media interviews, visit

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