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Dani Fontanesi  Newlywed navigating life after Matt's cancer diagnosis. 💔 Fighting for life, love, health.💪🏼 Yoga teacher & student. 🌺 New Zealand 🇳🇿 San Diego 🌅

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We're baaaaaack!!! I'm so sorry I've been MIA for a while! I didn't mean to worry anyone. Life has just been crazy. Mostly crazy good, but also some crazy bad. (I'll explain the crazy bad another time.) Matt is doing really well though - don't worry! Just look at him! This is us last weekend. ☀️ How lucky am I to get to wake up next to this guy every day?!? 😊 He's slowly weaning off his medications and is starting to lose some of the water weight that's been torturing him. (The days of having to get his toes cut open because they're swelling over his toenails are behind us!) 👏🏼 He's still on a small dose of immunosuppressants and takes prophylactic antibiotics and anti-virals everyday to ward off any germs, but life is slowly returning. It's a new kind of life, but a beautiful one. One thing I'm so grateful for in this whole, awful, crazy cancer experience is that it's taught us so many valuable lessons - that no moment is so ordinary that it should be taken for granted. We were strolling along the beach in Leucadia the other day, hand-in-hand, sipping our coffees (our flat whites - a fave from NZ!), and I felt overwhelmed with happiness. There was a time when we were living in the hospital and would've given anything for a breath of fresh air, and now we can breathe all the fresh air we want! With a coffee in hand (and no IV lines in tow)! ☕️ Life is good. ❤️ Sending lots of love to all of you! I've missed you! Xxx #grateful #teamfont #leukemiaawareness #yoga #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #yogafit #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogagirl #instayoga #instagood #instadaily #instahealth #instafit #fitnesslifestyle #justdance #supyoga #supyogi #supyogini #supyogagirl #sandiego #sandiegofitness #sandiegoyoga #yogasandiego

Andi, Jeri, Dani. ❤️ Three girls with boys' names.

We had a great (and successful!) day on Capitol Hill yesterday lobbying for affordability for ALL in #cancer treatment. The cost of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, and if your insurance doesn't cover it or you can't afford the copay, you may not have access to life-saving treatment. Many cancer treatments are ten of thousands of dollars a month, and if you have a 10% copay or co-insurance, you could be responsible for paying $5,000/mo (or more!) under the current laws. I know very few people who could afford that, particularly if you or your spouse aren't working due to the diagnosis (as was the case with me and Matt last year). We need to make a change. We need to close the loopholes in Medicare Part D. We need to encourage our congressmen and congresswomen to support the Oral Parity act and stop the "American Health Care Plan". Whatever your political leaning, you don't want to find yourself without access to vital healthcare. It could be a matter of life or death for you or a loved one. For more information, visit LLS.org. Make your voice heard! #LLS4Cures #leukemiaawareness #cancerawareness #beatAML #beatcancer #lls #stupidcancer #treatmentforall

Day 2 of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Volunteer Leadership Conference! So proud to be a part of this incredible organization! Tomorrow it's off to Capitol Hill to lobby for affordability for ALL in cancer treatment! ❤️ #LLS4Cures #leukemiaawareness #leukemiaandlymphomasociety #beatAML #stupidcancer #cancerawareness #lifeaftercancer #findacure #beatcancer

I just found out my cousin is a potential bone marrow match for a patient who needs a bone marrow transplant to save their life!!! I'm so over the moon that he gets this opportunity to save someone's life!!! And for so little effort!! My cousin Joey is in the #USNavalAcademy and he has dedicated his life to protecting our lives and freedom. Now he gets to save his first life before he even graduates!!! I'm so soooo proud of this guy!!! Please please pleeeeeease join the bone marrow registry and you could save a life like Matt's too!!!! It's super easy to do! You just sign up online, they send you an envelope with a q-tip in it, you swab the inside of your cheek with the q-tip and send it back! And voila! You could save someone's life! It's that easy!!! There's a link in my bio to our blog...click on "how you can help" and then "join the bone marrow registry". It's so so soooooo easy (and painless) to join!!! 🙏🏻❤️ #bethematch #leukemiaawareness #yoga #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #yogafit #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogagirl #instayoga #instagood #instadaily #instahealth #instafit #fitnesslifestyle #justdance #supyoga #supyogi #supyogini #supyogagirl #sandiego #sandiegofitness #sandiegoyoga #yogasandiego #lajolla

This weekend has been a lesson in gratitude for me. After losing my job in August 2015 when Matt was diagnosed with #leukemia on our honeymoon, and then spending a year battling for his life and being his full time caregiver, the transition back to work has been incredibly difficult for me. Over the past year, I've applied to more jobs than I could begin to count, only to receive rejection after rejection. I was beginning to feel worthless in an identity I had spent nearly my whole adult life creating for myself - an identity that was largely wrapped up in my profession and the things that came with it: A fancy office with an ocean view, a secretary and on-call support staff, meetings with important people, and the instant status that came with saying, "I'm a lawyer for X". People immediately categorized me as smart, successful, and accomplished. But all of that was lost overnight, and the past year has been a lesson in humility. I've had to start from ground zero rebuilding my life and my identity with no prestigious corporate job to return to that would instantly secure my place in society again. Instead, I've had to rebuild my career from scratch and create a new path forward. Just as I was beginning to feel like I was crumbling under the defeat of my job search, everything suddenly changed overnight. I didn't get a fancy corporate job, but I got work - in my field! - working for myself! It's been over a month now since the projects have been rolling in, and suddenly I'm drowning in more work than I could ever ask for! This weekend I had to cancel plans with girlfriends that I've been looking forward to for over a month because I have a stack on contracts that new to be reviewed by Monday and I have to spend all weekend working on them. This work is a gift, and this weekend was a reminder that we don't always get to chose the packaging of our gifts, but we must always be grateful for the gift itself. 🎁 #yoga #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #yogafit #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogagirl #instayoga #instagood #instadaily #instahealth #instafit #fitnesslifestyle #justdance #supyoga #supyogi #supyogini #supyogagirl #sandiego #sandiegofitness #yogasandiego

There was this amazing energy down at the beach today! The air was so warm, there were families everywhere barbecuing, kids playing, couples doing coupley things, friends hanging out and building bonfires... It's like summer arrived overnight, and it's giving me a little glimpse of that carefree feeling that only summer can bring. It's been a long time since I've had this feeling, and it feels so good to be back! ☀️❤️ #welcomesummer #lajolla #leukemiaawareness #yoga #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #yogafit #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogagirl #instayoga #instagood #instadaily #instahealth #instafit #fitnesslifestyle #justdance #supyoga #supyogi #supyogini #supyogagirl #sandiego #sandiegofitness #sandiegoyoga #yogasandiego

"If painful things hadn't happened to you, you wouldn't be who you are now. You don't experience pain and come away unchanged… You must be willing to revisit the pain in your past to begin healing. You have to examine the difficult relationships, jobs, and events of your past… Life is a puzzle that reveals itself slowly. If you look closely, you'll often see a pattern or recognize a cause-and-effect relationship: If A, B, and C hadn't happened, you might not have been prepared for E and F. Through introspection, you attempt to put the pieces of the puzzle together." - Self Made by @nelygalan #leukemia #leukemiaawareness #yoga #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #yogafit #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogagirl #instayoga #instagood #instadaily #instahealth #instafit #fitnesslifestyle #justdance #supyoga #supyogi #supyogini #supyogagirl #sandiego #sandiegofitness #sandiegoyoga #yogasandiego

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." (Henry Ford) I've come to realize that life doesn't promise blue skies. Storms are guaranteed, and that's something that I need to accept and learn to live with. I have to be prepared to get tossed around, to be scared, to feel like I will get hurled to the ground, but I must continue trying to fly anyway. Flying through the storm is terrifying, but I know that soon I will be above it and I will learn to navigate through it. As I struggle to rebuild my life in the aftermath of Matt's #cancer diagnosis and my dad's diagnosis with #ALS, I find myself struggling to fly. My wings feel broken and my heart feels too heavy to take flight, but it's up to me to find the strength to fly again. I will keep trying until I do, and I will count each failure as a victory because I know it's one step closer to success. Have you ever felt like life was beating you down and you were struggling to get back up? #yoga #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #yogafit #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogagirl #instayoga #instagood #instadaily #instahealth #instafit #fitnesslifestyle #justdance #supyoga #supyogi #supyogini #supyogagirl #sandiego #sandiegofitness #sandiegoyoga #yogasandiego

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