Christine Handy is a wife, mother, and breast cancer survivor living between Dallas, Texas and Miami, Florida. On May 1, 2016 Christine released her first book Walk Beside Me, a fictional depiction of her illness and her long road to recovery.
An accomplished model in both the national and international sphere, Christine began modeling at the tender age of 11 in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Through her career, she has done campaigns for notable brands including Guess, J. Crew, JC Penney, Bud Light, Pepsi, Petco and Target. Modeling up until her cancer diagnosis, Christine now aims to serve as a spokesperson, speaker and Ambassador for cancer-related causes. Her story has been featured in many prestigious publications including American Volksport Association Magazine, Healing Touch, Town & Style, Edge Magazine, Inner Realm Magazine, The Art of Healing; Kindred Spirit Magazine, and Outreach Magazine. Christine has also been featured as a breast cancer advocate and expert on Fox News Radio. Christine has two amazing sons whose devotion through all her illnesses continues to humble and astound her. Christine’s family has been a rock, a comfort, and a blessing during hard times. In the immortal words of Princess Diana, “Family is the most important thing in the world.”
Walk Beside Me is a novel about cancer, illness, and the power of friendship, prayer, and hope—but it’s about so much more than that. Willow Adair could be anyone—your sister, your mother, your best friend, yourself—and sometimes only by reading fiction do we allow the deepest truths of human experience to wash over us like warm summer rain. Walk Beside Me became a national best seller in April, 2016.