“I would never take back my journey with cancer for anything”: Baton Rouge native to be first cancer survivor in space

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Baton Rouge native Hayley Arceneaux will make history when she becomes the first cancer survivor and first Cajun in space.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital announced Arceneaux was chosen to visit space with billionaire, Jacob Issaacman who’s using his purchased spaceflight as a charitable fundraiser.

“I feel like the luckiest girl in the world,” she said. “I would not take back my journey with cancer.”

Arceneaux’s relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital began when she was diagnosed with bone cancer when she was 10- years-old. After her treatment, she was determined that one day she would work for the hospital.

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