From My Heart

You have been through everything anyone could imagine one person can take. You have fought the battle, pretty much won the battle, and now where are you? It is now time to go back to life, be whoever you were before that terrible day, and try to put the past behind you. It is not that easy, and I say this from my heart. …

Raffle Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the 50/50 Raffle are now available and can be purchased online! Click “Buy Now” below to purchase your tickets through PayPal. First prize is $5000 and second prize is $2500! Tickets will be $20 each and the drawing will be held at the 2013 Night of Inspiration! All proceeds will benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Meeting Other Survivors

So, now that you have conquered this nightmare, the doctors are calling you a “survivor”! This is a reason to celebrate and cherish what life has to offer. You or your child or family member have surrounded yourselves with people filled with help, prayers, and all those wonderful things needed in order to get you in the place you are …

Someone To Lean On

Now that I am an author and  a survivor, it only seems natural that I help others. I call it a “gift”. As difficult a time I had in my life, and continue to have at times, I am very interested in helping others. By creating my foundation it made it a bit easier to reach out and give back. I …

Wells Fargo Grant

Last Thursday, my husband and I attended a Community Partners Breakfast from Wells Fargo and my foundation received a $1000 grant. The Alesia Shute Foundation, along with about 40 other small foundations and non-profits, were honored and it was such a wonderful experience. We are all caught up in our lives, our problems, and our families, so this morning it …

Losing a Loved One

We all know someone who has lost a battle with cancer. It may be a neighbor, relative, or a child either of a friend or family member. Whenever I experience a loss, I feel so many mixed emotions it is difficult to keep them all in check. I know that although we are making leaps and bounds with science and …

A Recent Signing

I was invited to the Donald Perry Foundation Art Expo in Atlantic City recently and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet some new people. The woman running the Foundation, Diane, welcomed my friend/helper Jean and I with open arms. This foundation concentrates on donating funds to cancer research so it really went hand in hand with the things I have done, and …

Keeping Up With Your Health

After you hear those wonderful words, ” You are complete with your treatments”, there are still things you need to think about. We look forward to hearing those words and savor the moment they finally ring into our ears.  But, just like the diagnosis, the journey doesn’t end in that split second. There still is after care to think about down the …

New Normal

Going through all that I did and coming out  basically healthy, with a few snags along the way, leaves a person the same, but different. I call it my “new normal”. Although when you look at me from the age of ten, after my first surgeries up to now, you see a perfectly normal person, or what the general public thinks is normal. …

Who Am I?

After all I went through as a child, it refused to let me be me even into adulthood. I even had a bout recently a few months ago after 20 years of being very healthy. I found myself asking, “Who was I and who did I become?” I am certainly the same person from before and after being ill, but I …