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Cristine Meredith Miele

Cristine Meredith Miele

Crissy Miele is a breast cancer survivor of 6 years. What makes her story unique is that she was diagnosed with cancer when she was 28 years old and 6 months pregnant. Having a family history of breast cancer, Crissy had been diligent in her examinations. Thus, it was a total shock when a lump her doctor had been monitoring had turned out to be cancerous. Throughout the entirety of her treatments, Crissy wanted to maintain an optimistic attitude and remain excited by focusing on the pregnancy and the life of her unborn child. It was when she delivered a perfectly healthy beautiful boy at the half waypoint through her chemotherapy, she knew she would beat the disease.

Crissy is a strong advocate for self-examination and early screening for young women in her local community and consuls young women diagnosed with the disease. She is an active member of the Young Survivor Coalition and likes to remain current on topics regarding prevention and treatment of breast cancer by attending lectures and conferences throughout the year. Crissy was also chosen to appear in the November 2001 issue of Marie Claire dealing with young women with breast cancer as one of the “Women Who Rock.”

Crissy received a B.A. from Middlebury College and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. She lives in Rumson, New Jersey with her husband and three children and enjoys the privilege of being a stay-at -home mother.

One of the proudest moments Crissy has experienced since being diagnosed with breast cancer has been winning the Women’s Club championship at SeaBright Lawn Tennis Club. This moment helped Crissy to understand that she had conquered breast cancer and was strong and healthy.

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