Cancer: Breast (2 year survivor) and Melanoma (10 year survivor)
My name is Krissy Roberts. I am a native of Abingdon, Virginia and currently reside in Moneta with my husband and two children. I am a 1997 graduate of VCU-MCV School of Dentistry and practice in Rocky Mount. I love spending time outdoors gardening and bird watching. My life screeched to a halt in June 2015 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was devastated, but accepted the challenge, kicked its butt, and learned valuable lessons along the way. Life is too short and too precious, so don’t sweat the small stuff. Cancer surgery leaves you with a different body, but a “new normal” isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Most importantly, however, I’ve learned that every day is a gift, so smile, breathe deeply, and try to find the humor in life: when life gives you lemons, a simple operation can give you melons.
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