When Cris was only three months old, her left eyeball was removed to arrest the spread of cancer cells. Unfortunately, at age three, her right eye was also removed. The radiation and cobalt therapy on Cris’s eyes took a toll on the family’s finances forcing the family to move to Dagupan, Pangasinan where cost of living was much lower. In 2013, Cris attended ATRIEV’s basic computer literacy training through the sponsorship of Liliane Foundation Phils. Her ATRIEV training prepared her for her present course in IT.