It’s been a year since I was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, on July 18th I was given the news that I am officially a Cancer Survivor. This year for my First ever Cancerversary I was on a plane to Puerto Rico to be united with all of my siblings for the first time ever in our lives. Dad was so happy, the happiest I had ever seen him, seeing all of his kids together and getting to show us off to his town. Dad even built an add on patio with a closed in outside bathroom so now he has 2 patios for get togethers.
Imagine waking up to this scenery in you backyard, dad is living the good life, his neighbors have chickens, cows and a variety skills. Dad is friends with everyone with a business so he truly getsthe hook up where he goes or when he needs something. It’s a beautiful thing to see a community so tight knitted as they are. Day one it was mysel and two of my brother, we went to see the waterfall that we drove by goin up the mountain, I was bummed th it wasn’t full enough to swim in but was very tempted.
Let’s talk food, though I didnt eat much of everything I definitely took picture of others food. For 2 days straight dad bought fresh baked bread, fried spam, eggas and added cheese to then put it in the panini press, so dang delicious. We had rice, beans, stewed chicken, fried pork, all the good stuff. And also for the reunion we roasted a whole pig which I had never seen in person, I tried this plantain and gizzard meal which was als good. On tglast. day we went to manhatan cafe, the churrasco(skirt steak) was themost tender I have ever tasted, All in all we were fed well. Also none of these photos were edited.
It was unfortunate that my cousin and I were sick to our stomach for our last 2 days of our trip. We wanted to do more, we wanted to explore but one thing led to another and time flies, we didn’t get to do much more in our short time there. I absolutely loved meeting new family and watching everyone interact, playing dominos and enjoying each others company. I wish more family could’ve made, I missed my aunts and cousins, maybe next time. Here are some more pictures.