updated 11/03/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/03/2011 AT 11:05 AM ET
“The first time, as devastating and crazy and horrible as it was, I was like, ‘Fine, we’re going to beat this,’ ” Morasca, 30, tells PEOPLE.
“This time was a lot more devastating for me because we’d already been through so much. We really had moved on with our life and we had a lot of stuff we wanted to do that didn’t involve cancer – I didn’t think we’d have to do this again.”