SALT LAKE CITY — At this same time last year, 8-year-old Chrissy Turner was busy decorating her family Christmas tree and preparing for a mastectomy.
Chrissy is now 9, in the fourth grade and cancer free. Her favorite color was blue this same time last year but has been replaced. You can thank her new star status in the world of breast cancer awareness for the color swap to pink.
Chrissy and her family are settling in for a quiet holiday season after spending the month of October traveling across the country. Chrissy was invited to speak about her experience. Her message is one of pushing for what your gut tells you. Doctors originally didn’t think the young girl had cancer or anything to worry about.
“When I grow up,” Chrissy said, “I will go out and find a dragon and I’m going to train it.”