When Krystal Barter was just 25 years old, she had a double mastectomy. She didn’t have cancer but knew it was the right thing to do.
You see, Krystal knew she had a gene that gave her an incredibly high chance of getting breast cancer one day. That gene had started with great grandmother and had been passed down to her grandmother, then her mum and eventually to her.
She says, “It’s affected my family, it’s put hardships on my life growing up. But you know what? I’ve turned my story into a victory.”
Her victory was starting the Pink Hope Foundation in 2009 from her hospital bed, and now she’s written a book called The Lucky One.
In this video for The Book Circle, Krystal’s talking about her new book alongside Aria award winning singer Kate Ceberano and Peter Brock’s former wife Bev Brock.
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