Posts by Arely Acuna

Survivor, Neuroblastoma

I am a stage 4 Neuroblastoma Brain & Thyroid Cancer Survivor. In my lifetime I have done chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplant, and many surgeries. My entire life has been a battle against cancer and the reality of life after cancer. Now as an adult I am choosing to break free from cancer and share my journey with others. I hope to inspire and help others like me heal, find hope and courage during and after cancer.

Letter to my Unborn Children

by Arely Acuna October 15, 2021

I always knew having you was a long shot, a thought, a wild dream / Yet night after night I prayed over my womb asking God to bless me with the gift of Life / I had dreams of feeling your every movement from within my womb / Hearing your heartbeat for the first time

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Maybe One More and I’ll Be Okay…

by Arely Acuna August 1, 2021

Maybe if I take one more pain pill it will all be okay…How is it that the same “medication” I was given to get better keeps me confined to my bed? How is it that what was supposed to heal me feels like it is slowly killing me?

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Guilty for Simply Being Alive

by Arely Acuna May 26, 2021

As a child I didn’t really understand much of what was going on and what “Having Cancer” really meant. My family did most of the fighting and advocating for me and what I did understand I had been doing it for so long that it was just normal to me.

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I Love You

by Arely Acuna April 25, 2021

I am writing this letter to tell you that after almost 28 years of fighting it’s okay that you have the scars that you do, both physical and emotional. It’s okay that you aren’t married yet, it was actually a TRUE BLESSING from only God Himself that, that relationship did not work with him.

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The Thing About Cancer Is

by Arely Acuna March 21, 2021

The thing about cancer that no one ever talks about is that fact that it’s never over. Whether you’re in active treatment or in remission/NED whatever you want to call it the doctor appointments never stop, the scans and scares never stop.

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Love and Cancer

by Arely Acuna February 15, 2021

I fell in love for the first time at 21 and it was that type of unreal type of love, the kind you only see in movies… love at first sight type of love. I had never experienced that before so when I say I fell hard I fell all the way.

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