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Songs That Got Me Through Cancer

I assume, at some point in your life, you’ve had an anthem. An anthem to a break up, an anthem to a summer love, an anthem to a new job, and if you’re like me, an anthem to cancer. It’s not quite the anthem I ever imagined I’d have for myself. I always envisioned myself jamming out to Taylor Swift due to a break up, not jamming out to Rachel Platten because a song with the word “fight” in the title was relatable to me. Anyways, one time after my first chemo (so casual to say!), a boy sent me a playlist. Not the kind of playlist or mix tape that was delivered in Bring It On, but the kind that would be delivered in The Fault in our Stars. I was smitten and mostly inspired… so I made a playlist of my own and now I’m sharing it with you in hopes that you too will find an anthem and be inspired to create your own playlist to get you through the darkest part of your life and see the light!

You can check out my full playlist here! I’m constantly adding songs to this as I find them because, as we know, the fight and adversity isn’t over when you finish treatment and life after cancer deserves some anthems too.

All my love,
Racheli

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Comments

  • levigsc
    6 months ago

    B”H
    During treatment a very special friend Ryan Yaakov sent me this song – it was definately my “safe place” and has been a constant comfort to me whenever I am challenged…
    Stephen Marley’s “Alright”

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    6 months ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I will listen to it this evening… it sounds beautiful 🙂

  • Ann Harper moderator
    8 months ago

    Music is so important. Having go to lyrics to go to that will help you get through a rough patch is so important. My favorite was ‘Glorious’.Thank you for sharing.

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    7 months ago

    Hi Ann! Yesss it’s such a powerful, yet FUN song. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Carole McCue
    9 months ago

    Racheli,
    Great idea. Music can be so soothing or envigorating.
    Many thanks

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    7 months ago

    Thanks Carole! I totally agree.

  • Ann Harper moderator
    9 months ago

    Music is so inspiring. I wasn’t sure how to see your list, do you need as spotify account?

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    7 months ago

    I think the list should work on it’s own!

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    9 months ago

    Yes, I’m sure many can relate with their spin of a playlist. It’s funny how music is that thing that many of us get. Music takes us through the high points and low of life. I think this is a great idea for many to relate to their cancer struggle and the fitting anthem to cover the journey. Nice!

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    7 months ago

    Thank Yolanda! Do you have a song that is the theme of your experience?!

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    7 months ago

    There’s a few, but since I love anything, George Michael, I would say “Desafinado”, even though it doesn’t relate, but it’s so soothing. I used it for my wedding dance song.

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