Breast cancer survivor finds success with kettle corn business - WKRN News 2

Breast cancer survivor finds success with kettle corn business

Posted: Updated: Aug 21, 2012 05:23 PM
GALLATIN, Tenn. -

A Middle Tennessee cancer survivor is finding success in the kettle corn business.  

Lisa Crandell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.

After battling cancer and undergoing multiple surgeries, Crandell told Nashville's News 2 she wanted to start a new chapter in her life and opened Lisa's Kettle Corn.

"My husband said, 'What do you want to do after you get better?'" Crandell recalled, adding, "It took about 2 years and I said, 'Let's do something fun as a family.'"

Crandell said it was her husband's idea to open the kettle corn business.

"I was making popcorn one night and my husband said, ‘Why don't you make kettle corn?'"

The popcorn, which is sold in a wide array of flavors including caramel, chocolate, cheddar, blueberry and cherry, among others, is sold at county and state fairs across the country.

Currently Crandell's business is set up at the Wilson County Fair.

The business owner also said she was recently contacted by Vanderbilt University and asked to include gluten free kettle corn at the six commissaries on campus.

Crandell added that in each kernel of popcorn, she adds some encouragement for other who may be going through difficult times.

"Life's too short," she said. "Have fun and so that's what I did."

Click here for more information on Lisa's Kettle Corn.

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