Edit ModuleShow Tags

How Can I Have Cancer? I Feel Great

How cancer taught San Diego’s COO Kris Michell how to slow down and appreciate what’s important in life



Published:

Kris Michell, COO for the City of San Diego. | Photo: Jay Reilly

Kris Michell didn’t have time for cancer. Routine doctor’s appointments often got pushed to the bottom of the busy executive’s to-do list. A diagnosis of stage 2 invasive carcinoma struck like lightning, but luckily Michell knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. She refocused her project management skills and type A tendencies on getting well, and with the help of her medical team at Scripps, she beat cancer. Now, Michell considers her battle an “unanticipated education” that taught her to take a broader view on life. Read more about Michell’s inspiring story here.

For more nutrition, wellness, and healthy living tips, sign up for the San Diego Health newsletter.


San Diego Magazine has partnered with Scripps Health to bring you the stories behind some of the most innovative health care in America, happening right here in San Diego. Stay tuned for more inspiration from San Diego Health.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Summer Fitness for the Whole Family

Get a dose of sunshine and fresh air with these easy activities

4 Fun Things to Do at Comic-Con 2018, No Badge Required

Some of the best ways to fan out, open to the public

Kathy Griffin Is Back: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour Comes to San Diego

Post controversy, the Emmy Award–winning comedian still has a lot to say
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.

Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego's Best Restaurants 2018
    Dig into the 260 winners defining San Diego’s food scene in 2018
  2. San Diego's Best Restaurant of 2018: The Finalists
    San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants issue comes out in June. Here are food critic Troy Johnson's finalists for the best of the best.
  3. The Coolest Things Happening in San Diego Beer Right Now
    A dive into the new, notable, and lesser-known in our city’s beer scene
  4. Good Night, Cafe Chloe
    San Diego’s beloved French bistro is closing due to California’s unfair labor laws
  5. Pacific Gate: Downtown Living at its Finest
    Bosa Development brings Super Prime luxury to Downtown San Diego
  6. 5 Hot San Diego Pools That Are Open to the Public
    Where to go for lounging, sipping, dipping, or attending a grown-up pool party
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module