May 15, 2022
Walk through Kristen Chester’s healing journey as she describes learning about her positive breast cancer diagnosis when she was 6.5 months pregnant with her son. Thankfully Kristen had the absolute best mindset for this journey and her son is healthy and thriving.
With a strong family history of breast cancer, Kristen first expressed concern very early in her pregnancy that there may be an issue. It was initially brushed off as “normal”.
Kristen then had to take on chemo treatments with her son still in utero and continued aggressive treatment as soon as he was born. She then had a newborn, chemo treatments, and had to undergo a double mastectomy with reconstruction.
All the while, she utilized her time in the hospital while healing to research and create a business! The business idea of bright, colorful, vibrant caftans and jumpsuits came about as she just didn’t look and feel like herself through her chemotherapy with the hair loss, and the fact she was wearing oversized men’s t-shirts and baggy sweatpants. There was a need for sustainable clothing that would help her and other women feel powerful, strong, and beautiful with bold, bright, colorful patterns.
This is the journey behind the creation of Casa Danu.
Learn more about Kristen and check out her clothing here: https://www.casadanu.com/
Kristen is the founder/"chief caftanista" of Casa Danu - an up-and-coming sustainable women's wear brand focused on creating bold, pattern-forward clothing that helps women bring out the most colorful, enlivened, and powerful versions of themselves.
Kristen is a recovering workaholic who left her successful and high-powered corporate gig to pursue her passion after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Kristen is learning how to navigate the world of being an entrepreneur, while simultaneously being a mom and cancer survivor. Her mission is to help other women find and unearth their bold, vibrant spirit, no matter what challenges they are going through.
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