Kristal was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in April 2011, less than a month before her 34th birthday. Self employed as a Corporate Video Producer, she found herself without health insurance, facing an overwhelming treatment process. With the support of her loving family and friends, she made it through with flying colors. This experience has taught her to not waste a single moment and cherish the time you have with the people you love.
Kristal’s rocking chair was inspired by her grandmother, also a breast cancer survivor, who was a strong independent woman. Titled “A Celebration of Women”, the chair is decorated in decoupage with photos of empowered women close to her and her fellow survivor artists. She hopes that others will see that all women have the strength and inner beauty to beat this terrible disease!