by Sean Croxton
“I live with cancer. There is nothing I can do about that, other than take care of myself. Some people, they have chemotherapy. I have kale and green juice. And that is all I will ever have.” – Kris Carr
Imagine being diagnosed with cancer.
But this isn’t just any cancer — it’s a rare, slow-moving sarcoma that accounts for only 200 diagnoses in the United States annually. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE), to be exact.
Not only is EHE rare, but there is no treatment for it. No chemo. No radiation. No remission. No cure.
You just live with it.
Kris Carr lives with EHE. When diagnosed at the age of 31, she was given ten years to live.
Ten years ago.
Did she wallow in self-pity?
Did she put her life on hold to watch the sand run through her ten-year hourglass?
Nope, she went to Whole Foods.
She traded in fast food for real food, mixed drinks for green drinks, dance clubs for bookstores.
In other words, Kris refused to perceive her diagnosis as a sentence to death but as a motive to live. Her positive attitude and passion for life has been an inspiration for so many — even the cancer-free.
If anyone can make cancer Crazy and Sexy, it’s Kris.