At the age of 30, while pregnant with her second child, our founder, Christine Willett was diagnosed with Stage IIB breast cancer. She went through the whirlwind of treatment, which included surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation, and finally a clinical trial. Christine decided to try integrative medicine as part of her treatment, and found it to help immensely with the side effects. After the Storm, Inc. was founded in 2009 when Christine Willett gathered up her closest friends and family to help other survivors after their cancer diagnoses.
She became inspired to create this foundation after helping to raise funds for Life After the Storm, a documentary about young women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Christine started After the Storm Inc. with the dream of being able to help others heal after their ordeal.