Giselle Ayala 3rd fight with cancer fund

$70,607 of $80.5k goal

Raised by 417 people in 37 months
Tavis Raskin  SAN JOSE, CA

Team Giselle consists of a large group of Giselle's friends who have banded together to help in her battle with cancer. Through this page and other offline benefit events we will attempt to ease her financial burden as much as possible. That way she can focus 100% on her recovery and finally kick Cancer's ass for good

I have asked Giselle to share, in her own words, her situation with the public. This is what she has shared:

Today I'm 33 years old and I am facing my third battle with cancer.

My fight began in early 2008 when I was 28 years old. I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Along with the discovery of my colon cancer I also was diagnosed with infections in my bile ducts. I was treated for both of these issues with the prescribed procedures and surgery. I recovered from all procedures and my cancer was in remission, monitored with routine scans. At the end of 2010 these routine scans uncovered a spreading of the original
cancer cells, this time to my liver in the form of three tumors. I was re-diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer with a metastasis to my liver. I underwent 14 rounds of chemotherapy and a liver resection. After recovering from this second battle with cancer my scans showed no signs of disease. I resumed routine follow up scans. At the end of 2013 the results of the last scan showed yet another recurrence of cancer. This time three tumors were found
on my liver and one tumor was found in my main bile duct.

I have been in close consultation with my oncology team. They have told me that my odds of surviving this third fight with cancer are not very good. The only treatment option they
think is viable for me is more chemotherapy. They hope that chemotherapy will keep the tumors at bay. They also tell me that I will have to be on chemo for the rest of my life. After
having experienced chemotherapy I am not OK with that. I feel that chemo will take more from me than my body can give and it will not provide an acceptable quality of life. I want to find an alternative to chemotherapy, a more healthy natural approach to healing that will not destroy my body in the process. I would like to choose a treatment that will support my body's ability to heal and bring my body back to a healthy state so that my body may be able to heal itself.

Throughout each of my previous battles with cancer I researched the Gerson Therapy as an alternative treatment to chemotherapy. The Gerson Therapy applies a nutritional treatment regimen that looks at the health of the body as a whole in order to treat disease. With the help of my family and friends I hope to raise enough money to visit the Gerson Clinic in Mexico. Once there, and in their treatment program, I will be monitored by medical doctors and given their nutritional therapies. I will learn how to administer the Gerson treatment program so that I can continue the program once I am home. Continuing the Gerson Therapy once I am home is going to be a big responsibility. There will be a whole lot of work to continue the program and maintain it in my daily life as part of a new normal, but Rick and I are up for the challenge. We want a healthy, happy, forever life together, one that we envision to include a family of our own. We have so many dreams to accomplish here together, and for these it makes the challenge worth it!

 

We have setup three milestone on the way to our goal. Upon acheiving milestone 1 Giselle will be able to pay for the treatment in Mexico.  Once she is back the dietary costs to maintain the treatment are quite excessive. Upon reaching Milestone 2 will be able to contribute signifcantly to the first year of costs for the treatment and upon reaching milestone 3 will be able to do the same for year 2. Its a long road to recovery. One milestone at a time...

Milestone 1 = $13,000 (achieved)

Milestone 2 = $59,500 (achieved)

Milestone 3 = $80,500 (In progress)

 

Link to Giselle's blog:

http://www.giselleiswell.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

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Update 8
Posted by Tavis Raskin
29 months ago
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Final update on the gofundme campaign for the year!
Debrock Franklin and her kick ass team of Kung Fu defenders raised $448 dollars with the women's self defense class.

Kick ass job. Thanks!!!

And with that we are closing donation season. We have raised a tremendous amount of cash and the team is greatly appreciative.

$70,307 in 8 short months!!!!

We are going to stop the fund raising efforts until, at least, next spring and see where we are at. Everyone did an amazing job! Pat yourself on the back and go give Giselle Ayala a hug.

Does this mean you can't donate anymore? What if someone really wants to help?

1 - The gofundme will stay open. If you feel the need to donate cash please do so but there is no urgent need to share it and solicit donations.

2 - Try and reach out to Giselle or Rick Preston. There is a lot going on and your time, effort, or TLC will be a greater help then cash.

3 - prayers and healing vibes to the universe are always welcome
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Update 7
Posted by Tavis Raskin
33 months ago
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Our next event is this Sunday. Please come spend your last weekend day with us :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/697895850259751/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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Update 6
Posted by Tavis Raskin
34 months ago
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Next event for Te Giselle is tomorrow. More food, booze, and dancing in the sun. Hope to see you there! 21+ and no cover. 12-8p.

https://www.facebook.com/events/318560031648308/
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Update 5
Posted by Tavis Raskin
34 months ago
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We have a fun event coming up this Saturday! An awesome sun filled BBQ/Dance party with premium sound located at Baylands park. This is a family friendly event and the weather is expected to be in the 70's with a nice breeze.

The event is entirely free (costs 6 bucks to park) but for 20 bucks you can get a cup for unlimited beer, a hot dog, and a bag of chips with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Team Giselle.

More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/665889083467952/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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Marilyn Simonds
36 months ago

I have a friend whow as diagnosed with Stage IV colon and pancreatic cancer in Sept. 2011. The US doctors gave him 3 to 6 months and told him to go home and be comfortable. Another friend referred him to a Dr, Michael Hino, PhD, with Ensenada Health & Wellness in Ensenada Baja Calif. Mexico. I believe Dr. Hino's treatment has to do with stem cells and was not approved in the US so he came to Mexico. Unfortunately, my friend (he was 81 yrs. old) lost his battle with cancer but he survived over 2-1/2 years longer than the US docs predicted. My friend had a good quality of life and no pain to the end. It might be worth looking into. Ph#686-175-3607, email ensenadahealthandwellness@yahoo.com; www.ensenadahealthandwellness.com

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Amanda Babb
37 months ago

This will not be our last stop here. Keep on fighting! Xoxoxoxoxxxxx

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Candy Blair
37 months ago

Have you tried supplements with Bloodroot, taken internally? I would try that along with what are doing. Bloodroot is an herb and quite amazing at detecting and eradicating cancer both externally and internally! Please try these supplements. May you find healing and health!

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Jeremy Michaels
37 months ago

me too. this is just so amazing. the love, the support. just everything. We absolutely love you G.

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Justine Benjamin
37 months ago

I'm so incredibly moved to the point of tears. The support is immeasurable and beyond words. Love, love, love.

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Lindsay Taylor
37 months ago

We love you to infinite and beyond Giselleeee!!

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$70,607 of $80.5k goal

Raised by 417 people in 37 months
Created February 24, 2014
NK
$100
Nacime Karami
13 months ago
MD
$100
Matt Duniho
16 months ago
DB
$448
Debbie B
29 months ago(Offline Donation)

Girls kick ass! Proceeds from the Women's self defense course hosted by Debbie!

GP
$343
Get Together by Rock Bucket Productions
30 months ago(Offline Donation)

8/3 event 139 from food sales by Chef Dave Ramsey, 74 in donations, and 130 from the bar (Back Bar SJ)

SD
$40
Sean and Jen Dugan
30 months ago(Monthly Donation)
L
$40
linda
31 months ago

Aug & sep :))

$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
SE
$6,800
Second Altruism event
31 months ago(Offline Donation)

Gate donations

SD
$40
Sean and Jen Dugan
31 months ago(Monthly Donation)
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago(Monthly Donation)
Marilyn Simonds
36 months ago

I have a friend whow as diagnosed with Stage IV colon and pancreatic cancer in Sept. 2011. The US doctors gave him 3 to 6 months and told him to go home and be comfortable. Another friend referred him to a Dr, Michael Hino, PhD, with Ensenada Health & Wellness in Ensenada Baja Calif. Mexico. I believe Dr. Hino's treatment has to do with stem cells and was not approved in the US so he came to Mexico. Unfortunately, my friend (he was 81 yrs. old) lost his battle with cancer but he survived over 2-1/2 years longer than the US docs predicted. My friend had a good quality of life and no pain to the end. It might be worth looking into. Ph#686-175-3607, email ensenadahealthandwellness@yahoo.com; www.ensenadahealthandwellness.com

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Amanda Babb
37 months ago

This will not be our last stop here. Keep on fighting! Xoxoxoxoxxxxx

+ Read More
Candy Blair
37 months ago

Have you tried supplements with Bloodroot, taken internally? I would try that along with what are doing. Bloodroot is an herb and quite amazing at detecting and eradicating cancer both externally and internally! Please try these supplements. May you find healing and health!

+ Read More
Jeremy Michaels
37 months ago

me too. this is just so amazing. the love, the support. just everything. We absolutely love you G.

+ Read More
Justine Benjamin
37 months ago

I'm so incredibly moved to the point of tears. The support is immeasurable and beyond words. Love, love, love.

+ Read More
Lindsay Taylor
37 months ago

We love you to infinite and beyond Giselleeee!!

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