Story of hope

Kelsey Trusty with her scarves during a recent trip to Berry.

It’s not easy to find opportunity in a cancer diagnosis, and yet Kelsey Trusty (11C) has done exactly that. Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in October 2011, the one-time nursing student began braiding scarves out of old t-shirts as a way to keep herself occupied. Her creations became a sensation after she posted her work on Facebook, and the resulting profits have helped to subsidize her medical expenses while also providing hope for others.

Recently, Trusty’s story went national thanks to a CNN story produced by video journalist Kyler Post (11C), one of her Berry classmates.

Today, she is in remission and her business – named ‘Tussle’ as a nod to her cancer fight – is thriving. Later this summer, she plans to marry fiancé Trevor Bishop, who graduates from Berry this spring.

Read Trusty’s blog.

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