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Krystian is half Mexican American, and an Irish/German mix. She was born to a military father in New Mexico before moving to West Virginia when she was 10 months old. Her passion is people, She is an advocate for children and teens who are healing and living with scars. Her background in scars is personal. Having been bullied because she was different led her to create her own non-profit, write a children’s book and share her first TEDx talk. She plans to use her difference to make a difference in the lives of those who are impacted by their scars. Currently she volunteer at schools, children’s hospitals and veterans hospitals. She has been featured in the book Who I Am: American Scar Stories, and a co-author for Contagious Optimism book 2, the 10 habits of highly optimistic people. She was also a keynote speaker at the inaugural Contagious Optimism Live Event. All of this before she turned 18!

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