Grand Prairie Woman Shares Story of Survival

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    A Grand Prairie woman is sharing her story of surviving breast cancer as part of a national campaign.

     A Grand Prairie woman is sharing her story of surviving breast cancer as part of a national campaign.

    Crystal King, a six-year breast cancer survivor, is currently a 2009 survivor ambassador for the national Pink Together breast cancer awareness campaign.

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    A Grand Prairie woman is being called an inspiration, now she's sharing her story of surviving breast cancer as part of a national campaign called Pink Together. Crystal King on PinkTogether.com

    "It means that I get the opportunity to inspire others and to encourage other women to spread awareness about breast cancer to save lives," she said.

    And it also means her picture will be seen on General Mills products such as Cheerios cereal boxes.

    "You're going to see my pictures (in) places, and the main place I want you to see my picture is by logging on to pinktogether.com," she said. "It's a community of hope, it's a community of togetherness where we spread awareness and empowerment to women, it's just an online community to share hope."

    The Georgia native was only 25 years old when she was diagnosed.

    "And my story was different because I was diagnosed at 25, and oftentimes people just don't think about it at 25,' King said. "And I didn't. My mother was a survivor, so I should have been paying more attention than I was. She was diagnosed at 50, so I felt like I had time."

    Being a survivor ambassador allows her to share her story with more people, she said.

    "As a source of everyday hope for others, I try my best only to shed light on the postive side and allow people to know there is life after breast cancer," King said.

    You can hear King's story of survival in a video on Pink Together's MySpace page.