About Allie

Allie Moreno is based in the Houston, TX area. She is supported by her husband, Roberto, and their daughter, Camila. They also have a goldendoodle named Luna. By day, Allie works in IT at an energy company. Prior to cancer, Allie was a group fitness instructor and taught Zumba and BODYPUMP.

On November 28, 2017, Allie was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, at 22 weeks pregnant. Allie underwent R-CHOP chemotherapy treatment and 17 rounds of radiation at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

After four rounds of chemotherapy, Allie gave birth to a healthy baby boy on March 6, 2018. Joel was born at 36 weeks and 2 days, weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz., and measured 19” long.

Allie has since finished chemotherapy and radiation treatment as of May 2018. She is in remission and Joel is healthy.

About Two Strong

Two Strong is a personal blog focused on Allie Moreno’s fight against cancer while pregnant. When Allie was diagnosed, she found there weren’t that many resources available for pregnant women going through cancer, Allie hopes her blog can help other expecting moms who may go through a similar situation.

The Two Strong blog is also a way for her to keep Allie’s friends and family up to date on her pregnancy and fight against cancer. Allie hated the idea of people associating cancer with sad thoughts. She wanted to let her friends and family know of all the progress she is making in her treatment.

The name Two Strong represents Allie and baby’s journey fighting cancer and staying strong and positive through the process.

Allie at 36 weeks pregnant with Joel. Photo credit: Be Wild Photography

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