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Soraya Raquel Lamilla Cuevas
Birth: Mar. 11, 1969
Death: May 10, 2006

Singer, Songwriter. Soraya joined forces with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1999 as the organization's Latin spokesperson, using her appearances to endorse her 2000 album "I'm Yours/Cuerpo y Alma," as well as to promote breast cancer awareness and education. However, her messages hit too close to home in June of that same year, when Soraya, also an avid runner, unexpectedly found a lump in her own breast. She was immediately diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Soraya was considered at high risk: her mother lost a battle with cancer, as did her mother's sister and Soraya's grandmother. As the singer underwent treatments, she put a partial hold on her career...continuing to write songs, but not touring or recording Through two years of aggressive cancer treatments, Soraya never lost hope. Instead, she became more driven to get out the message of breast self-exams and other breast cancer awareness issues. Soraya made a name for herself by writing and performing songs in Spanish and English. She has had hits on Spanish-language charts and her success in English has caught the attention of Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos and Sting, who all asked her to be an opening act on their tours. She's also collaborated with her childhood hero, Carole King. (bio by: E) 
 
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Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: E
Record added: May 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14242119
Soraya Raquel Lamilla Cuevas
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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- elaine bailey
 Added: May. 10, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014
Oh my gosh you had a beautiful voice. Rest in the arms of our blessed mother.
- sandra
 Added: Mar. 12, 2014
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