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MCS Alumni Spotlight: How Christina Wilson's ('86) Life Flipped Upside Down & How She's Bounced Back

MCS Alumni Spotlight: How Christina Wilson's ('86) Life Flipped Upside Down & How She's Bounced Back

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Christina Wilson just released her first book "Chest Confessions", her compelling story as a 32 year-old woman who had a thriving career, social life, and happy marriage when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. Her life was suddenly turned upside down. Christina very candidly shares her journey of the years-long misdiagnosis, shockingly due to the medical industry discriminating against her young age. Christina manages to find her own means of healing both physically and emotionally. She shares how she rebuilds her body, life and successful businesses.

Christina was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, attending Manhattan Country School from the first grade through the eighth grade. She was then accepted into LaGuardia High School for The Performing Arts as voice major and a drama major, which she attributes to the skills she learned at MCS. She continued her education at the University of Miami, changing her major from Drama to Business Law and Sociology to gain a firm foundation for potential business ventures.

Returning to New York City after college, she worked for Calvin Klein in product development, learning from the pros as she assisted in creating each new season’s collection. Still acting on the side, she earned her Screen Actors Guild membership. Christina then decided to move on to a more entrepreneurial project that steered her to a successful Real Estate career.

She currently resides in New York City where her creative and entrepreneurial fires still burn. She is the co-founder of a men’s pocket square company, Well Suited NYC, and she still sells real estate in Manhattan and in South Florida.

After her experiences of not only surviving breast cancer at such a young age but also thriving in its aftermath, Christina wanted to write "Chest Confessions" to help, give hope and educate people on how to be their own health advocates. She is currently starting a unique mentoring program to help and educate young women diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her book is available at www.chestconfessions.com.

We are also hoping to schedule a book event with Christina, hosted by MCS. If this sounds like something you would be interested in attending, please email alumni@manhattancountryschool.org.