If the Mind Is Able and the Body Is Willing

I wrote this last week while tending to terrible pain. As it progressed, I could no longer function. Rather than give into it, I wrote about it.

Everything you’re about to read is true. I’ll warn you that I tend to get really honest while experiencing these bouts of pain, so proceed with caution. Please enjoy If the Mind is Willing and the Body is Able.

Cruz Santana Writes

11218606_10203396327628391_4729304674496589314_n This Is Me, Now

I’m terminally ill. I haven’t shared this with anyone online before. Being that this is my first time talking about all of this, I’m going to be as straight with you as I can be.

By now, you know I have a large brood. As a single mother of seven kids, I’ve learned all about ways to keep myself motivated in this new field of freelance writing. I can’t say it’s been easy to rear seven human beings into young adulthood. It’s been nearly impossible. I rely on my three teens more than I should, but I couldn’t do it without them.


The mayhem has a name. It’s crazy how something so small and meaningless can affect the course and duration of my time here. I love my life. I’m blessed beyond measure. I know, what mom doesn’t say that. But, I really have! These…

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About Cruz Santana

Cruz Santana is a cancer-fighter, professional writer, editor, and business consultant specializing in web building, content management, bookkeeping, and traffic optimization strategies. A nine-year veteran of the entrepreneurial world, she has a handle on which techniques work and which don't. She isn't afraid to step out of the box to overcome challenges. An alumni of Texas A&M University, she's well-versed in science and medicine. A voracious writer, she's been featured in The Huffington Post and The Write Life. Her VA clients benefit from her experience in content management and bookkeeping. In addition, she is the author of "Phenomenal Dad: Ten Lessons on Single Fatherhood from a Tougher-Than-Nails Single Mom," her first published book! When not developing marketing strategies that flirt with the avant-guard, she loves kicking back on the couch with her small army of seven babies to watch old movies. Hitchcock films are her favorites!
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