Meet Cristina Coria! She was a castaway on Survivor: Cook Islands. Cristina started off with the Aitutaki Tribe but later switched to the Rarotonga Tribe. She made it to day 15 when she was finally voted off.
When it comes to Cristina, the word survivor applies to more than the Reality TV Show she was on, it also applies to her life.
Cristina was a police officer for almost 14 years and encountered two life-threatening experiences, which she was fortunate to survive.
The first incident occurred when she was nearly crushed to death by a drunk driver after being pinned by her own police car.
As if that weren't harrowing enough, Cristina suffered an almost career-ending injury after being shot in the left arm by a murder suspect during a hostage standoff on July 4, 2000.
Cristina worked hard to regain use of her left arm, and by 2001 she returned to full, active duty with the Santa Monica Police Department. A true testament to her survivor spirit!
Cristina and Reality Rally
In 2009 I was rooming with Gillian at another charity event in Louisville and she said, “I have a plan in my head for a fundraiser in Temecula to raise funds for Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center and to promote Temecula. I know it will be awesome and we will start it in 2010.”
I have been coming to Reality Rally for several years now and it has changed my life. I am impressed with the incredible job Gillian has done in making all this possible along with her team.
Michelle's place is an amazing place and has done so much for so many people facing cancer. I'm so proud to be part of this event and charity and I am dedicated to coming every year to make sure funds are being raised to continue to have Michelle's place do what they do.
We need to continue to support this cause and help get free mammograms for men and women.
All net proceeds benefit Michelle's Place, a Cancer Resource Center in Temecula, California.
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