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“Disco Time…Oops, I mean SCAN TIME!”

Hard to believe but it’s that time again…Scan Time!! Yep, time for my FOUR-YEAR check to show them how wonderfully healthy and cured I am! : ) And I do like to do a little disco dance as I go in and out on the day of 1. in celebration of how far we’ve come […]

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Looky What I Stumbled On! (Hint: Featured on Runner Digest Online)

Okay, so that’s not really a hint… But I was super excited to stumbled on an article Runner Digest posted on my story a few months back in regards to National Cervical Health Month! Thanks so much Runner Digest for the awesome surprise! An honor!! Check it out here: “Miracle Cervical Caner Survivor Alyssa Phillips […]

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Check Out the Feature I Wrote for Coping Magazine’s Latest Issue!

Click here to read the article, including by tips:  “How we choose to fight our fight matters” & “A cancer diagnosis is a call to step into our power, not give it away”. Thanks Coping!! Tweet

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Happy Leap Year: An Excuse To Take A Leap In Life!

Happy Leap Year Everyone! I’m using today as a unique reminder that miracles happen and dreams come true only when we take the leap out into the unknown on faith and faith alone. Actually, that’s the very definition of faith! I learned this in a very real way when I was shoved off the cliff of […]

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Speaking To The Patients Of Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology Today!

I was so excited when I was asked to speak at this! Nothing better than sharing hope and the “wisdom from the road” that helped save my life.  Plus, we witnessed a miracle and I LOVE talking about it! Oh, and give your self a hug today… :) (Seriously, I do this every day & […]

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Courage: Letting go of the “seen” for the “unseen”

Words to live by, for sure! I learned this in a very literal sense as the ground beneath me fell away and I was cast out into the “deep end” of a vast, vast ocean when I was diagnosed and given such slim odds.  I quickly realized that I was being called to find a […]

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A “Behind The Scenes” Look At My Photo Shoot For MORE Magazine (at one of my most favorite places…)!

A huge thanks to MORE magazine for including my story in their “Against All Odds” piece in the February issue that’s on stands now!  When I was initially contacted about doing this piece for MORE magazine, I was, of course, elated since it would talk about one of my long-time favorite loves…running! But it became especially meaningful […]

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January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month—Ladies, time to take a look “under the hood”!

That’s right, January not only marks the beginning of the new year but National Cervical Cancer/Health Awareness Month too! Ladies, it’s a good reminder to get your “stuff” checked (and make sure your mother, sister, daughters and besties do too)! I know it’s not fun, but it’s necessary. Having a Pap Smear is still the […]

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Officially Three Years Since My Last Bone Marrow Transplant—TODAY!

              Crazy, huh? Seems like another lifetime ago in many ways and yet the intensity of my gratitude today is unchanged, if not stronger, than it was then for our miracle and all those that helped make it happen. Although we each must be the ones who walk the […]

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And the winner is…

…ME! (Yippie!!!) Hi Everyone! It’s official…ALL GOOD! My scan was beautifully clean and wonderfully “unremarkable”. I know it’s what we all expected, but I just never get tired of hearing it. :) You know my sister asked me, “Alyss, were you worried about this one??” And I told her “No, but it’s weird. I know […]

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