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Kristen's official bio

Kristen Vengler is a single empty-nester and former veteran middle school teacher whose life was turned upside down after being “canceled” from a job she loved. Desperate to regain control of her spiritual, mental and physical health, she entered recovery for alcohol and trauma in her hometown of San Diego where she relocated in January, 2020.

Less than a year later she had that moment in the shower we all dread. Diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer (in the middle of a pandemic), she did what you’re supposed to do in this situation… started recording a podcast with her bestie and put her heart and soul out there hoping to help others, of course!

Breast Cancer Stories is Kristen’s story told in real time, from the first day of chemo through the reconstructive surgery and beyond. Kristen’s innate style of teaching others, raw vulnerability, and unwillingness to tolerate even a tiny amount of bull$%it resonates deeply with others facing a similar diagnosis.

More than a podcast, it’s a companion to others going through it and the people close to them. Throughout Season 1, countless women in the same situation have reached out to say thank you for the real time, vulnerable approach. Season 2 is in production now and expected to be launched this summer.

What people are saying about the Breast Cancer Stories podcast

Warrior Princess
This podcast has so much to offer in the way of candid and personal insight into something that is a vast nightmare for so many women I know. Whether you are in the trenches, a survivor, or a woman that has never had breast cancer, like me - Kristen tells her story in a way that we can all relate to. Her chronological blow by blow medical procedure descriptions paint a very helpful picture in what to expect if you or a loved one were to cross her same path. Thank you for sharing your story Kristen! And thank you to your friend and interviewer for allowing her this space to tell her story."

My hero
I’ve been so incredibly inspired my Kristen’s story. I currently have breast cancer and this was the first podcast I had listened to after I found out and it’s helped me in SO MANY WAYS. Thank you for doing this podcast. I am forever her biggest fan."

Best out there…
A treasure trove of thoughtful and insightful information, for those of us going through this, partners, caregivers, friends…blended with stories from two delightful women who feel like friends within just a few episodes. Highly recommended."

Beautifully Open and Honest
Anytime you need to talk, we are listening Kristen! Thank you for letting us follow your journey!

What an amazing show!
Very well made and a easy listen. Would recommend to anyone!"

Thanks for Sharing!
This podcast has great information and stories. Keep up the great work!"

Breast cancer journey
So super honest and educating. Because my mom went through this and she told me nothing about her experience."