Ms. December, Susan Kriegel
“For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.” -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
When our lives become cluttered, clarity isn’t always easy to achieve. Psychologist and mother of three including identical twin boys, one of whom is autistic, Sue Kriegel has had plenty of reasons to seek a clean slate.
Sue had no family history of breast cancer. Still, her stage IIb breast cancer resulted in a double mastectomy, arduous chemotherapy, and reconstruction. In addition to battling cancer and living with the challenges associated with raising a disabled child, Sue’s marriage ended. When the stress mounted, Sue often took respite with the family dog, Milli, who embodies love and serenity for her family.
“Despite the hardship, autism, divorce, and breast cancer,” Sue begins, “I’ve fought for my family’s happiness. I’ve fought for normalcy. In return, my children have given me motivation and strength.”
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