Christine Krause's Medical Fund

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Raised by 173 people in 37 months
Michael John Yunis  CLEVELAND, OH
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“Think about this, if the cancer is a rare cancer, then the treatment should be different than the standard protocol used for every cancer, which is always chemo, radiation and surgery. I think the treatment should be as rare and unique as the cancer. No wonder the results are terminal, their using standard therapy to treat a rare cancer. “

Just imagine receiving a diagnosis of terminal cancer. It’s a lot like watching a scene from a sad movie only it isn’t playacting, it’s real life and the main character is you. My name is Christine Krause.
I am the second eldest of 8 children. I am a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a sister, sister-in-law, cousin, known by many as Aunt Chrissy, Ahma , Christine - I am a child of God’s Universe, a tapdancer & a radio pundit. I adore the people in my world, I love dark chocolate, artichokes, my DNA, my fierce loyalty, my high expectations of the people I love, and always remembering in my heart, that I am my children’s Mom & my Mother’s daughter.

The doctors have given me a diagnosis of angiosarcoma which they say, will unmistakably be the cause of my death. My doctor said the diagnosis is terminal and less than 2% of the entire population of the world will fall victim to this rare, dreaded and always fatal disease called angiosarcoma.
Apparently, the medical community, according to my doctor, knows very little about angiosarcoma. There are very few studies, clinical trials or treatments except the standard protocol used for all cancers, which is Chemo, Radiation, Surgery. Over time I have had all three, chemo, radiation and surgery in my past efforts to battle cancer. My previous struggles although difficult, have ended favorably until now with the terminal diagnosis of angiosarcoma.

Needless to say, the news of my diagnosis is devastating, everyday I can’t imagine saying good-bye to the people I love. I feel truly lost & frightened and I am looking to my doctors to give me answers. My doctor felt we should start chemo right away, and so we did.
After a few months of chemo I experienced a shrinking of the tumor. I felt
hopeful, elated as if my prayers were answered and we were on the right track. Then a new tumor began growing just behind my knee, growing more rapidly with tremendous pain. The experience is horribly frightening and confusing. I have so many unanswered questions. Why is the chemotherapy not working? Where do you turn if your doctor doesn’t have the answers?

After talking to my oncologist, the decision was made to try a more powerful chemo drug that again would hopefully shrink the new tumor. Still, with or without chemo, my diagnosis doesn’t change. He says I am a terminal Cancer patient, with no cure in sight. He has already given up on me which begs the question, “Does chemo ever cure anyone?” “Who does it help?” Is chemo the right protocol, especially if it isn’t working. Why am I taking these toxic chemicals if they aren’t going to kill the cancer and keep me alive. Exactly what am I doing? Should I listen to an oncologist who waves his hand to give me a death sentence, a doctor who offers no options? Am I suppose to accept his “pearls of wisdom” and keep taking a therapy that obviously isn’t working, a therapy that is destroying my immune system , a therapy that has no hope. Should I just sit back and wait for death to knock at my door?


I might not be the brightest star in the sky but logic tells me to stop listening to the nay sayers! Think about this, if the cancer is a rare cancer, then the treatment should be different than the standard protocol used for every cancer, which is always chemo, radiation and surgery. I think the treatment should be as rare and unique as the cancer. No wonder the results are terminal, their using standard therapy to treat a rare cancer.

MY MOTHER SAID “IF EVERYONE JUMPS OFF A CLIFF, DOES THAT MEAN YOU WILL FOLLOW?” She also said, “Where there is life, there is hope!” My mother taught me to NEVER give up, to confront my strengths and my weaknesses and truly know myself to find an answer to whatever the question at hand. It became clear to me that I need to find my courage to push beyond the fear and become more resourceful. I need to love myself enough to question the authorities, become knowledgeable about cancer and not surrender my life to a protocol that isn’t working. The only way to do that is to question the existing system, the system and the doctors that I am suppose to trust to have answers.
And so my adventure begins. My mission to stay alive is filled with discovery, truth and possibility.
I believe after much research, conversations, discovery and prayer that I have found several possibilities of treatment that work for many cancer patients across the globe. I have spent hours of research to discover the overall cost and timing of these treatments.
One of the greatest therapies out there is called Rigvir Virotherapy it is perhaps one of the most unique scientific discoveries to eliminate cancer. In addition, I spoke with the Hope4Cancer Institute. They carry the Rigvir Virotherapy. I spoke directly to them and they have set forth a treatment regimen that will
allow me to begin the process of getting back on track to being cancer free and healthy. Like everything of value there is a price for treatment. The difference between the treatments listed below and standard protocol of Chemo, Radiation and surgery is found in the results.
The therapies listed below have been proven to cure and heal many cancer patients across the globe.

I am thrilled that I have options. Options that have been tried by many cancer patients. However, I need financial help to start the ball rolling. These non-traditional therapies are NOT COVERED by my insurance. Yet, many patients have overcome their fatal diagnosis by using these therapies. That is where I need the help of all the generous people supporting GoFundMe. As difficult as it is for me to ask for help, I need your generous donation in order to pay for these therapies. My Cancer is Terminal, traditional medicine is not helping, GoFundMe is truly my last hope, my only resort. I need help from perfect strangers to take the next step. I need help from perfect strangers to overcome Cancer and live.

My goal is to beat Cancer and to raise money for all my treatments.  Can you donate to help me reach my goal?”
It is hard to imagine that most insurances are designed to cover only standard protocols, chemo, radiation and surgery. My insurance is no different than most and will only cover treatments that don’t work and are not effective, such as chemotherapy.
Please help me reach my goal. I want to live to see my kids raise their
families and to continue nurturing and loving the people God has placed in my path. I want to spread the word about cancer therapies that work . I want to be the messenger that lives to tell the story and acknowledges how one person can make a huge difference. I want to live to help wake up the medical community to embrace non-traditional cancer therapies . I want to live to be the example to the medical community that standard protocol should include non traditional therapies. I want to live to see insurance companies cover non-traditional therapies making them available to millions of people suffering from this disease. I want to live to see cancer be eradicated by 2020. I want to be the living example of the power of human generosity the worthy recipient of pure human kindness!

Thank you for your donation. I am genuinely grateful.
I have chosen to live and you know what they say  “Once you make a decision, the Universe Conspires to Make it Happen.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson
The possibilities are truly endless…
God Bless You,
In peace and perfect health for everyone.
Christine


Below please find a list of Cancer therapies that are being used and are working to save hundreds of lives each and every day.
It brings me great pleasure to list the possible therapies here.

Rigvir Virotherapy – New Era in Cancer Treatment
Virotherapy is claimed around the world as one of the firm primary therapy types, that can be more effective, safer, and patient-caring than the cancer treatment methods known until now.
This medicine is indicated for treatment of a very aggressive forms of cancer. After entering the human body this medicine effectively find and destroys cancer cells, while not harming healthy cells. The negative effects of traditional chemotherapy or radiation, as we all know, can be very destructive, as along with unhealthy cells, they destroys healthy cells as well. Virotherapy method does not have such side effects. Virotherapy is a gentle and safe treatment it improves survival and the quality of life.
RigVir is not known to cause any human disease. It has never mutated in the 40 years it has been used to treat cancer and it is not genetically engineered.

PNC-27
PNC-27 is an anticancer peptide that kills cancer cells by binding to a tumor marker that is present only on the surface of cancer cells, not healthy cells. Product is delivered intravenously in the clinic, and by suppositories


Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy, a protocol that uses sound and light
to activate a non-toxic, sub-lingually taken photosensitizer that concen- trates in cancer cells and targets them on activation

Eliminate Microbes/Pathogens.
Medical evidence suggests that cancer is a disease partly caused by infectious agents (principally fungi, viruses, bacteria). Treatments incorporate targeting of cancer-related pathogens.


Oxygenation. An oxygen-starved environment is typical for cancers, as the cells thrive and grow in hypoxic conditions. Our oxygenation thera- pies include rectal or intra-venous ozone, ozonated water, or liquid oxy- gen, besides direct oxygen supply.
Indiba Hyperthermia Treatment
Near Infra Red Sauna Treatment

Assessment Tools, Non-Invasive

Identification of the “cancer terrain”: the state of the cells, tissues, organs and organ systems that formed the framework where the cancer emerged in the first place must be identified and treated to truly eliminate the cancer. Our assessment tools are geared to identify these whole body health
parameters and nutritional deficiencies and find ways to overcome the identified issues.

High Resolution Color Power Doppler Ultrasound
Alfa Thermodiagnostics.
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Update 22
Posted by Mike Yunis
34 months ago
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After a valiant battle with cancer, Christine Lynn Krause (nee Smutak) of Macedonia, Ohio passed away on February 28, 2016 at age 62. Suffering from a rare form of cancer called Angiosarcoma, Chris, having exhausted all U.S. medical options, most recently went to Mexico for some promising alternative medical care. While the treatments were showing positive results, complications arising from her already lengthy illness caused her death. Krause passed with several of her close family members by her side at UCSD-Thornton Hospital in LaJolla, CA, where she was receiving standard care for several health issues related to the terminal cancer she had been suffering with since last Spring.

During her life, Christine was known to champion great people and ideas through her creative genius and project management expertise. After attending Kent State in the Mid-70’s, she begin her long career in the communications and medical fields, bringing major success to a number of businesses, organizations and people. Many of her achievements and contributions drove success for some of the most prestigious and beloved properties and events known to Northeast Ohio, often adding awards to employer’s and client’s shelves. Most notable include: Pepsi-Cola, Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland Clinic, Harrah’s Casinos, The Cleveland Agora, Rock Hall of Fame, Cleveland National Air Show, Grand Prix of Cleveland, Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, among other venues and companies. After working for many marketing firms, she opened up her own Marketing Agency called Cleveland’s On Fire, LLC ( www.cleonfire.com) where she and partner, Mike Yunis serviced a number of key local clients. Her passion for the entertainment and broadcast industries led her to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in radio and dance performance. In the early 70’s Christine performed as a tap dancer named Tapioca McPudding with a popular comedic musical duo called Willio and Phillio. Most recently her love of dance led her to serve as the Marketing Chair for the the new Cleveland Ballet.

Christine was reputed as a pioneer in the Cleveland rock music scene, as she served as an assistant talent buyer for the world-famous Cleveland Agora, where she helped bring many rock icons to Cleveland including Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie among others. In the late 1970s, she held several positions promoting a number Cleveland radio stations. Then, in 2008, she partnered with long time friend and former radio intern, Mike Yunis to produce a nationally syndicated radio show called VR2-Vintage Rock Radio Show ( www.vr2show.com) aka The Mike and Chris Show. This led to a the building of a streaming radio station that attracted listeners in more than 110 countries. Christine also had a great eye new talent. Many aspiring young marketing and media professionals credit her for their start in their chosen line of work.

Christine “Chrissy”, one of 8 siblings was born on June 25, 1953 to the late William and Beulah Smutak. Dedicated mother to Justin (and girlfriend Laura) and Joshua Krause and wife Amber. Dear former spouse and daughter-in-law to the late David Krause and Louise and Harvey Krause. Cherished grandmother “Ahma” to Logan Banazak (Lauren) and Jude, Jaxson, Ellisyn and Emmersyn Krause. Beloved soulmate of Michael Yunis. Dear sister of Suzanne, William, Mark, Robert, Sharon, Stephen and Richard. Comforting Sister-in-law to Big John, Donna and Eroline. Incredible aunt to Little John, Dane, Ashley, Amber, Shawn, Megan, Jennifer, Alan and Jonah. Generous great-aunt to Kayla, Deni, Cole, Taylor, Ally, Kendall, and Haley. Most loved cousin and niece to “Aunt” Ditty, Aunt Sophie and Uncle Harry. Very close friend to Lisa and special grandma and close friend to many. Donations to Life in Truth in lieu of flowers. Celebration of Life Mass Saturday, March 19, 2016 St. Joseph Byzantine Church (8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville) at 12 PM with luncheon to follow at St. Josephs. Final resting place All Saints Cemetery (Northfield) at a later date.

Please share your comments and messages with her family and friends by posting them on this page. You may also share your photos of Chris by posting them to this site. You may also make a donation to her family and her cancer funding project, Life in Truth by sending a check or money order to: Life in Truth, c/o Cleveland’s On Fire, LLC, P.O. Box 5573, Cleveland, OH 44101.

Life in Truth is an organization Christine formed to communicate alternative cancer prevention, cures and treatments to help discover true paths to cure cancer. More information at www.lifeintruth.org
Once again, heartfelt thanks to all who supported our campaign through prayer and donation. God Bless you. Peace! Love! Mike
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Update 21
Posted by Mike Yunis
34 months ago
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After a valiant battle with cancer, Christine Lynn Krause (nee Smutak) of Macedonia, Ohio passed away on February 28, 2016 at age 62. Suffering from a rare form of cancer called Angiosarcoma, Chris, having exhausted all U.S. medical options, most recently went to Mexico for some promising alternative medical care. While the treatments were showing positive results, complications arising from her already lengthy illness caused her death. Krause passed with several of her close family members by her side at UCSD-Thornton Hospital in LaJolla, CA, where she was receiving standard care for several health issues related to the terminal cancer she had been suffering with since last Spring.

During her life, Christine was known to champion great people and ideas through her creative genius and project management expertise. After attending Kent State in the Mid-70’s, she begin her long career in the communications and medical fields, bringing major success to a number of businesses, organizations and people. Many of her achievements and contributions drove success for some of the most prestigious and beloved properties and events known to Northeast Ohio, often adding awards to employer’s and client’s shelves. Most notable include: Pepsi-Cola, Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland Clinic, Harrah’s Casinos, The Cleveland Agora, Rock Hall of Fame, Cleveland National Air Show, Grand Prix of Cleveland, Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, among other venues and companies. After working for many marketing firms, she opened up her own Marketing Agency called Cleveland’s On Fire, LLC ( www.cleonfire.com) where she and partner, Mike Yunis serviced a number of key local clients. Her passion for the entertainment and broadcast industries led her to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in radio and dance performance. In the early 70’s Christine performed as a tap dancer named Tapioca McPudding with a popular comedic musical duo called Willio and Phillio. Most recently her love of dance led her to serve as the Marketing Chair for the the new Cleveland Ballet.

Christine was reputed as a pioneer in the Cleveland rock music scene, as she served as an assistant talent buyer for the world-famous Cleveland Agora, where she helped bring many rock icons to Cleveland including Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie among others. In the late 1970s, she held several positions promoting a number Cleveland radio stations. Then, in 2008, she partnered with long time friend and former radio intern, Mike Yunis to produce a nationally syndicated radio show called VR2-Vintage Rock Radio Show ( www.vr2show.com) aka The Mike and Chris Show. This led to a the building of a streaming radio station that attracted listeners in more than 110 countries. Christine also had a great eye new talent. Many aspiring young marketing and media professionals credit her for their start in their chosen line of work.

Christine “Chrissy”, one of 8 siblings was born on June 25, 1953 to the late William and Beulah Smutak. Dedicated mother to Justin (and girlfriend Laura) and Joshua Krause and wife Amber. Dear former spouse and daughter-in-law to the late David Krause and Louise and Harvey Krause. Cherished grandmother “Ahma” to Logan Banazak (Lauren) and Jude, Jaxson, Ellisyn and Emmersyn Krause. Beloved soulmate of Michael Yunis. Dear sister of Suzanne, William, Mark, Robert, Sharon, Stephen and Richard. Comforting Sister-in-law to Big John, Donna and Eroline. Incredible aunt to Little John, Dane, Ashley, Amber, Shawn, Megan, Jennifer, Alan and Jonah. Generous great-aunt to Kayla, Deni, Cole, Taylor, Ally, Kendall, and Haley. Most loved cousin and niece to “Aunt” Ditty, Aunt Sophie and Uncle Harry. Very close friend to Lisa and special grandma and close friend to many. Donations to Life in Truth in lieu of flowers. Celebration of Life Mass Saturday, March 19, 2016 St. Joseph Byzantine Church (8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville) at 11am with luncheon to follow at St. Josephs. Final resting place All Saints Cemetery (Northfield) at a later date.

Please share your comments and messages with her family and friends by posting them on this page. You may also share your photos of Chris by posting them to this site. You may also make a donation to her family and her cancer funding project, Life in Truth by sending a check or money order to: Life in Truth, c/o Cleveland’s On Fire, LLC, P.O. Box 5573, Cleveland, OH 44101.

Life in Truth is an organization Christine formed to communicate alternative cancer prevention, cures and treatments to help discover true paths to cure cancer. More information at www.lifeintruth.org. Special thanks go out to all who supported our cause through prayer and donations. God Bless You. Stay Well! Love Mike
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Update 20
Posted by Mike Yunis
35 months ago
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Hello Everyone.
Chris and I are back in the US receiving treatment at UCSD Thornton - in La Jolla. The had to change our course of treatment to address a gastric issue That was discovered during Cancer treatment in Mexico. The accelerated the cancer treatments so we could leave Mexico with the treatments in her. So we left 6 days early to fix the gastric problem. If all goes well we will return to Cleveland on Tuesday 2/23. Chris' son Justin will be flying into CA to help me transport Chris. Her brother Mark donated all of our tickets to help the budget. We have use all of the Gofundme funding for the cancer treatment, as planned. These treatments has helped reduce the tumors and the disease's progression. Unfortunately the set backs have slowed down our progress and added more time to our medical care timeline. The good thing is that Chris can cover some of the medical costs with her insurance. However, she is still trying to qualify for full Medicare and Medicaid coverage. In the meantime we are still seeking donations and support. Our goal is to get home to continue to explore and share new and alternative treatments and regimens to cure cancer. Listen for update on www.vr2show.com and on our social media. Thx for your heartfelt generosity. Love Chris and Mike
Chris with Dr Martinez from the Immunity Clinic in Tijuana Mexico
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Update 19
Posted by Mike Yunis
35 months ago
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Hello Everyone:

Chris and I are in Mexico receive cancer treatment, however, complications have delayed the aggressive treatments we came for due to some unforeseen infections and an ulcer that caused anemia. Both of these conditions will delay the start of any virotherapy. So we are about a week behind our scheduled cancer treatments. These medical issues have also added additional cost to our treatments. Due to the anemia alone, Chris has received 4+ pints of blood. Though less expensive than the states, it still cost around $1000 for the blood alone. The incremental drugs to control the infection in her tumor wounds has been another $3,000. Now the ulcer care add at least $4,000. That is an $8,000 hit we didn't expect. Though the care and medical attention has been exceptional . . . all of these costs are incremental and will not cease the progression of the Angiosarcoma. So we are in a pickle . . . the funding effort must remain in effect and we must continue to solicit for support. I think once we get these set backs behind us Chris will be on her way to wellness. Just the week . . . two former critical cancer patients went home healthy from the Immunity Therapy Center with new leases on life. So please share this update . . . and keep the optimism high . . . Thank you . . . Mike and Chris
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Michael John Yunis
37 months ago
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Thanks everyone! We have just begun our fight! Join our army against this dreaded disease that more than 15 million Americans are facing right now . . .

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Stacy Becker
36 months ago

I will leave a post only until I can be able to donate (HIPAA) laws and all! You are a wonderful woman with a great spirit! Keep fighting! I love being a part of your journey!

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George S. Yunis
36 months ago

Thank you everyone who participated yesterday at The Udo Salon. We still have a GREAT basket raffle donated from Salon Lofts / Westgate. Stop down between business hours (www.salonlofts.com) to enter the raffle. Tickets are $10 each. Winner will be announced at the benefit music/dinner event, Sunday, Jan 17, 2015. Details TBA via Facebook asap. Thank you: Mary Thompson Monica Robinson John Babin Mark Charles Andrew Cziryak Vesna Taleff Joan Metrick And all who have and will be contributing to Crissy's Fund.

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Out prayers for Christine and the whole family.

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In memory of Rabbi Yehoshua Gordon, who taught me to give.

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We have not met but I am so inspired by your story/journey and wonderful friendship with Mike! God bless you.

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Thanks everyone! We have just begun our fight! Join our army against this dreaded disease that more than 15 million Americans are facing right now . . .

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Stacy Becker
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I will leave a post only until I can be able to donate (HIPAA) laws and all! You are a wonderful woman with a great spirit! Keep fighting! I love being a part of your journey!

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George S. Yunis
36 months ago

Thank you everyone who participated yesterday at The Udo Salon. We still have a GREAT basket raffle donated from Salon Lofts / Westgate. Stop down between business hours (www.salonlofts.com) to enter the raffle. Tickets are $10 each. Winner will be announced at the benefit music/dinner event, Sunday, Jan 17, 2015. Details TBA via Facebook asap. Thank you: Mary Thompson Monica Robinson John Babin Mark Charles Andrew Cziryak Vesna Taleff Joan Metrick And all who have and will be contributing to Crissy's Fund.

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