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Cancer Changed The Way I View My Birthday

Birthdays are such an interesting topic. Some people feel like royalty on their day of birth… some don’t tell anyone it’s even their birthday… some don’t want their age mentioned at all and some people even lie about their age so they appear younger. Having cancer at such a tumultuous time in my life created an opportunity to change the way I view the day I was born and how I honor it. Celebrating a birthday essentially means that we are alive… and that is really all that matters. I’m excited to grow old and be healthy and appreciate each year and wrinkle because that almost wasn’t my fate.

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  • Ann Harper moderator
    1 month ago

    @radiant-racheli You always have great videos. I love the positivity of them. I agree with you and to me – birthdays are now a celebration of another year. Age is a gift and a blessing that not everyone gets to have. Thanks for sharing another inspirational video!

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much, Ann! That means the world to me. Age is such a gift!!

  • Ramae Hamrin moderator
    1 month ago

    Thank you for such an inspiring video! I had never thought of diagnosis day to be celebrated in that way before, but you are so right: diagnosis leads to treatment, which leads to healing, or at least a chance at it. I look at birthdays a lot differently now. I will be 50 next year and will absolutely welcome this often dreaded milestone. I will be grateful for any and every birthday I get. Your dog looks like a wonderful (and adorable) source of support!

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    3 weeks ago

    Hi there!! YAY for 50!! Absolutely celebrate with gratitude that you are here for this incredible milestone 🙂 Wishing you lots of light & love!!

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