@NHS from 22/10/18 to 26/10/18
Full name: Kristin Hallenga
Twitter Handle: @KrisPoB
Patient/Carer or NHS Staff: Patient
Condition or job title: Founder of CoppaFeel! / Living with Stage 4 breast cancer since 2009.
Place of treatment/care or workplace: Treatment in London and Cornwall/ or from home in Cornwall
I am a half German twin, sister, daughter, cat owner, cancer patient living in Cornwall. My life is a wonderful combination of boob chat, baking, and trying to stay alive for as long as possible. I founded the breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! and was at the helm for 8 years, but have since gone part time so I can be by the sea, near my twin and run a vintage cake and coffee truck in Cornwall with my sister. I live alone with my cat, Lady Marmalade, who is the best companion in all times of trouble. I LOVE food and try to stick to a vegetarian, low sugar, low carb diet. To keep my body moving I do lots of walking and yoga – with the occasional dip in the cold sea which I adore. I am extremely passionate about patient power, given my history with cancer and knowing the importance of individual, personalised treatment and care. I have been living with stage 4 breast cancer since February 2009 – the cancer found cosy homes in my bones, liver and brain – and I am currently doing pretty well.