Kristina Schermer was aware of her family history of breast cancer, but never thought that she’d be diagnosed with the disease shortly before turning 26, and right after testing positive for a mutation on the BRCA2 gene. She had a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction.
Now 30 years old, Kristina has spent the last few years navigating dating while embracing her breast cancer story. She is a Model of Courage for Ford Warriors in Pink and is passionate about ensuring that no young woman with breast cancer feels alone. As someone who overcame an eating disorder and an advocate for women’s health, Kristina loves sports, riding her road bike, playing golf and is currently training for a half ironman triathlon. She also loves to travel.
Kristina lives in Denver, Colorado and loves calling the Rocky Mountains home.