It’s so great to see cancer survivors following their dreams! Isn’t it?
Fans of The Voice on NBC and regular readers of this blog will already know that a former leukemia patient, Andrew Marshall, did quite well this season. He survived all the initial rounds on the popular singing competition – battles, knockouts, etc. – to make it to the live shows. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it all the way to the final, but he did fantastically well. Good for you, Andrew!
While some might think he was aiming high – especially given previous challenges – there’s another cancer survivor going even further (or maybe I should say farther). She’s headed to space, folks!
Hayley Arceneaux, an osteosarcoma (bone cancer) survivor from Memphis, TN, is slated to be part of the SpaceX flight known as Inspiration 4 scheduled later this year. Beating cancer with the help of St. Jude’s in Memphis, she now works as a PA serving at that same hospital. That’s when she’s not preparing for her upcoming trip, of course.
At 29, Hayley will be the youngest American woman in space. Amazing!
You can find more about her story HERE.