‘To be diagnosed with breast cancer was really hard.
, she “wasn't even checking."On November 3, 2014 Jo, then 26, whose daughter Ella Mary is now six, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer – a very aggressive form with only a 15 percent survival rate – which had dispersed through the breast tissue.
When she confronted him, explaining her battle with the illness, he called her a ‘dumb b*tch’ and told her to stop acting like a feminist.
The brazen sender told her to stop acting like a feminist as that ‘gets you nowhere in life’.
First, her 4cm tumor was blasted with chemotherapy, shrinking it to 0.5cm.
Then she had surgery – starting with a lumpectomy and resulting in five operations in just 12 weeks – which eventually left her without her left breast.
‘I don’t need a reminder of what has happened to my breasts. ‘The issue isn’t with my lack of breasts due to breast cancer though, it’s the lack of respect and human decency from him.
‘I was hurt because he was so insistent, even when I told him my story.’ She added that their conversation didn’t go any further and it was offputting, seeing as dating has been hard for her due to her health troubles. ‘I don’t want Jared to treat another woman or girl like that ever again,’ said Krista.After supporting her mum and aunt through cancer, Krista underwent 16 rounds of chemotherapy, 13 rounds of radiotherapy and had a double mastectomy nine days after her 26th birthday. ‘It’s hard to put yourself out there and be vulnerable,’ she said. ‘You never know how people are going to react when you tell them things on that level. ‘Ultimately, I want women to feel empowered enough to stand up for themselves when someone makes them uncomfortable or is outright disrespectful. The comments were triggering for Krista, who says she’s more than her breasts or her hair which she lost during chemotherapy. ‘When it comes down to it, I want people to see that this is something women deal with on a daily basis.