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The Blessing Diagnosis

Author: Alissa Leahi When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and thyroid cancer at age 39, I was already in the midst of fighting a soul crushing battle. Only a few months prior, my husband had made a shocking confession that ended our relationship overnight. Rebuilding my life as a single mom, while questioning every life decision I’d ever made, had already sent me into deep grief and a profound identity crisis. But cancer?  With the diagnosis, I found myself in the eye of the proverbial perfect storm. It was oddly quiet. I had no control. The only relief I felt was a strange awareness that the magnitude of it all was happening around me - not to me. The...

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