Just days after Kristin Sumbot gave birth to her first little baby, she found out she had terminal brain cancer. After beating Leukemia and being in remission for five years, the last words Kristin expected to hear were “you have cancer”. Despite being overcome with the devastating news, Kristin’s outlook on life has shown so much positivity and strength.
There are so many layers to Kristin’s story, which is what made us fall in love with it. There’s the incredible optimism she has, the passion she has for life, the love she has for her family, and her heartbreaking acceptance that she might not be around to see her son grow up. Her story is emotional and raw and beautiful.
While we can’t choose what life throws our way, Kristin shows us that you can choose how you react to it. And that in the darkness, there is always light.
Her story speaks to all of us, whether you’re going through cancer, a rough time, or even just going through the motions of life. It’s a message to embrace every little moment, because you never know what comes next.
Her story and message is one you can’t help but want to share with the world, and we’re so honored to have it as part of our #StrongLikeYou series. To find out more and get involved, visit jane.com/stronglikeyou.