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Please help my wife treat her Breast Cancer in a natural way instead of more treatments with conventional chemotherapy and radiation. First of all, I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time out of your busy day to read my letter to you. I am also hopeful that you will look favorably on my request during these hard economic times. We are all in the same boat and hopefully we can all make it to shore.
Let me take you back to the most joyful as well as hardest time in our lives. My wife and I started the process for a local adoption. Excitement and joy of a child coming into our lives just cannot be explained or put into words, but rest assured we were on cloud nine and are still very much there. I held her at 2 and one half hours old and gave her the first food of life. The miracle was in my hands. Life became ever so much more important with the new life we were holding. Two days later, she was welcomed into our home.
Less than a month later, disaster entered our world as my wife Kim was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The “C” word was something no one would ever want to hear let alone hear that it had invaded their body. Nerves were frazzled and joy turned into a worried and fearful apprehension. Doctors at the deNicola Breast Health Centerwent to work and their talent was able to remove the cancerous tissue. Hope cautiously entered our lives. In the back of our heads, the lingering evil of that “C” word haunted us. This, however, would be only the start of a journey of treatment and changes within our lives that persist to this day. My wife described her treatment in three words: “Slash, poison and burn”. Slash or surgery to remove the cancer was, of course, the first step which went smoothly and without any complications. The battle had begun. With each step came new hurdles, advice, treatment, and worry for my wife. There was nothing I could do to make this go away and the feeling of helplessness was my living nightmare.
Poison, or chemotherapy as it is medically known, was unfortunately the next course of action. Four treatments were scheduled roughly a month apart. Nerves again became frazzled. Putting on a brave face, we both went for these treatments. Although I was just an observer, it felt like the “pink goo”, that was the chemotherapy my wife was receiving, was also coursing through my system. All I could do was sit there holding her hand and watch as the injection entered into her system. Each and every time, I watched and could only imagine what was happening to my wife. She became very weak from this treatment as her energy was taken from her. This was such a terrible thing happening to my delicate flower of a wife and there was absolutely nothing I could do.
Burn or radiation was the last step. As the next course of action, and with my wife in such a drained state, it was determined that she needed to get her strength back. She decided on the homeopathic way as the more natural the products, the fewer chemicals and since she just had enough chemicals already, this was a good move.
While she was at the retreat, there was a course on Vegetarianism. She gave up meat completely. This was a 180 degree change in her diet and she has remained a vegetarian since. I do not think I could last a week as a vegetarian and she did it cold turkey (tofu turkey).
She came back with a new outlook on her cancer. Radiation was now off the table. Homeopathic programs, complete with herbal supplements, were designed to get her immune system back to functioning as it was. A consistent cleansing of toxins within her system and of course exercise has helped to bring her strength back. There is a psychological effect with what she has already been through. Every bruise, bump or lump terrifies her and brings her back to the fateful day when her Dr. called and gave her the news the first time. I don’t think that will change and that worry will always be there but we keep saying to each other “every day, in every way, we are getting better and better”.
Thank you so much for reading my campaign. I know that times are tough for everyone so if you cannot give to this campaign, please pass the word along through your social network.