Hudson staff member & our dear friend Sandra needs your help. She is a mother of two beautiful girls and a local Laguna Beach resident.
Sandra sought medical attention this year when she began experiencing frequent abdominal discomfort that affected her appetite and her usual feeling of wellness. Her CT Scan and MRI confirmed she had an 11cm ovarian tumor.
During surgery, they found that the original 11cm tumor was malignant and that it spread from the pelvic area into her abdominal cavity. Unfortunately, some of the tumors and nodules were inoperable and unable to be removed.
At this time, it has been confirmed that Sandra has the rarest form of ovarian cancer: Clear Cell Ovarian Carcinoma. She is stage 3C/4
There is no cure for this cancer. However, there is a chance that it can be put into remission with chemotherapy. Some cases have proven resistant to chemotherapy, but, we won’t know how her cancer responds until she begins treatment.
As you can imagine, this is a tremendously difficult time for Sandra and her family.
We remain hopeful that she responds well to chemo and we pray for a full remission.
With your love and support it will make it possible for Sandra to focus on beginning her journey towards recovery. Please share with your friends and family, together we can help her make this happen!
Thank you, for your love, prayers and support!
Life too short to do anything but to contribute to each others lives in a positive meaningful way.
As with more than 50% of the valiant warriors with clear cell ovarian cancer Sandra passed away Oct 19th peacefully in her home. Since her return from Germany she has been surrounded by family and friends until this end (as we know it)
Sandra so tiny, yet fierce in mind and spirit will continue on in her daughter's Sage & Sierra
Her memorial service will be held at Mariners Church Newport Coast Friday 10/28 at 3pm follwed by the most beautiful celebration of life party hosted at Brandi & Charlie Hawkins Home 705 Temple Hills Drive LB at 5pm
Sandra has a tribe who loved her of family, friends, clients and co workers she will be missed and never forgotten.
The energy and love expressed during Sandra's battle will continue on to help others.
Thank you Laguna for the contributions to her Go Fund Me campaign you gave her Hope & Precious Time
Please consider continuing your compassion on behalf Sandras daughters Sage & Sierra, who need your help now more than ever.
Love to all of you from all of us in Sandra's Tribe
After weeks of treatment in Germany, Sandra will be returning home in just a week! She needs to be reclined as she flies and we are hoping to find donated United miles to assist the journey. If you know of a few friends that would have extra miles to help Sandra
It takes a village to make this happen.
With Gratitude from all of us at Team Sandra
Sandra has made it to Germany, Thanks to all of You.
We are collectively manifesting miracles for our little fighter and its working, through emotional, spiritual & financial support.
Sandra has been in Germany now for just over a week.
She was donated flights for herself and her brother. The first few days Sandra Dr.s spent strengthening her immune system and ramping up her caloric intake for strength. Vitamin C IV's are frequently administered and she is responding!
A Month ago Sandra's Ca19-9 (Tumor Marker) was 1141 and as of today 695.3! This change alone Sandra believes is the result of collective prayer in action from all of you :)
Keep in mind her oncologist in the States couldn't do anything more for her but keep her comfortable- yet at this Klinik, they are doing much more...
Update : Just a Day at The Hufeland Klinik
Her day starts at 7:30 am everyday, tailored to her needs of the day. She starts with an IV infusion treatment or hyperthermia treatment (which looks like a giant rectangle tent that she goes inside of ) then breakfast.
Right after breakfast back to an infusion room for one of many infusion treatments. Then Lunch followed by a spiritual treatment or hands- on therapy. Next up an Oxygen treatment for her blood where they take a liter out, spin it to infuse oxygen and IV it back in.
All patients at the Hufeland Klinik continue all day doing their protocol with breaks for meals.
She is tired but has NO pain. This is an Incredible feat alone and a great change from a few weeks prior!
The three main aims of the immune-biological treatment are detoxification, regeneration and activation of endogenous resistance. They will be doing a small dose of chemotherapy as well.
Sandra's next test results will be after 3 rounds of chemo & hyperthermia treatments.
Her friends are now taking turns scheduling flights over to Germany to support Sandra during her stay.
Her brother has returned home and Sandra's room has an extra bed for a guest.
If there are any of you that can donate miles for a flight or two that would be amazing!
Please continue to Share her story. Sandra is fighting and here today because of all of you :)
Happy Saturday Everyone!
Sandra Woodard Local esthetician at The Hudson continues her fight against the rarest form of ovarian cancer: Clear Cell Ovarian Carcinoma. She is stage 3C/4. Sandra is a Laguna local and single mom of two beautiful girls.
Through her Gofundme campaign & very generous donations she has battled on with this terrible disease. Her cancer has now spread to her abdomen, causing much of her day to be spent in a reclined position. At this time, her oncologist cannot do anything further but make her comfortable.
She refuses to give up hope, staying positive in mind and faith that a miracle will present itself soon.
Sandra and her troupe of support by friends and family have located a clinic that that has a high success rate with her type of Cancer, using and alternative protocol.
This clinic 100 miles outside Frankfurt Germany - Hufeland Klinik - The only place in the world that does this type of treatment. Please see http://www.hufeland.com/en/
The question is how to get her there in time where time is of the utmost essence?
Her treatment would be 6- 8 weeks with the cost of $25,000.
To get her there she needs to fly first or business class (Due to her having to be reclined for most of her day now. She would need would need her brother to go with her, to assist her limited mobility. This would allow her the Last chance she has to fight the battle with this terrible disease.
"We are reaching out to our amazing community for additional support.. For funds to help with the costs of her treatment and
donated air miles to get her to Germany as soon as possible. Our greatest wish is seeing her all the way through to recovery."
Gofundme - www.gofundme.com/29ax6xak
Thank you Laguna!
Please let Sandra know we love her very much and all of our thoughts and prayers are with her while she continues to fight this awful disease! Kick cancers Ass Sandra, you got this babe! We love you! Julie and Gary Youssef and Family!
Sandra, I am so sorry that you are going through this. You and the girls will be in my prayers and thoughts❤️❤️❤️