Colleen's Cancer- 6 Months to Dream

$51,159 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 517 people in 11 months
Caitlin Malberg
on behalf of Colleen Burris
 Saskatoon, SK
This is the story about my sister Colleen and her journey with cancer.

In August 2012, days after her wedding she was rushed to the hospital with severe pain in her abdomen. After weeks of testing she was diagnosed at the age of 24 with a very aggressive stage 4 Sarcoma cancer. After a total hysterectomy and 6 months of chemotherapy she beat the odds and went into remission. Through the years they discovered multiple growths on her lungs and continued to monitor these suspicious spots. In November 2015, they decided to remove one of the bigger growths, the results showed it was the same Sarcoma. At that time nothing more could be done but to monitor the remaining spots as they were not large enough to detect on a PET CT whether or not they were cancerous.

One week ago, after more testing Colleen and her family were told that the spots are now actively growing and unfortunately her cancer is terminal. Although the doctors can not accurately predict how much time she has left, they have estimated 6 months. The only treatment available to her is chemotherapy with a very low chance of only extending her life for a few extra months. The treatment will make her extremely sick and drastically reduce the quality of life for her remaining months. Colleen has decided not to do the treatment, she wants to spend time with family and friends working on her bucket list.

Throughout all of this, colleen has continued to stay positive and has had many blessings along the way. They were blessed with the adoption of their beautiful baby girl Aubrey in 2014. As you all know, life does not stop when you become ill and bills continue to pile up. As you can imagine Colleen and her husband are unable to work at this difficult time. I am creating this page so my sister doesn't have to stress or worry. I am also hoping to raise money so she is able to live out her dreams of travel and making lasting memories with her beautiful family.

We appreciate all the help and support and for those who are unable to donate, your prayers are equally valuable.
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Thank you so much to everyone for their support. With all the donations she was able to make memories with many of her friends and family in different locations, including L.A., Vegas, Mexico and Nova Scotia. Colleen and her family made a trip to the MAYO clinic in Minnesota where she received advice and a optimistic prognosis predicting more time for Colleen to make memories. She plans to continue to travel and make the most out of her situation. We cannot thank everyone enough for all the love and support that has been shown to her and all of our family.

For any other updates on Colleen please feel free to check out her facebook page 6 Months to Dreams.
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Lyn Tiongson
11 months ago
6
6

Colleen, never lose hope! Cancer is not a death sentence. God will heal you if you give Him your faith and your trust. And together with patience and determination, you can surely beat this. ...We have almost the exact same story. I am still beating it and I will as long as I can. With a very strict clean diet and natural treatments my tumors have shrunk in half. Nothing can pull me down because God has my heart covered..... I know you want to spend longer beautiful years with your beautiful daughter and husband...you can do this! May God be with you, gain your strength and hopes back...my ❤ goes out to you.

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Daniel Wiebe
11 months ago
4
4

Will be praying! In the name of Jesus cancer can not stand! Do you know God love you and has a wonderful plan for your life? Do you know beyond a show beyond a doubt that you would go to heaven? Ask Jesus to come into your heart, believe what he has done and that he died on the cross for our sin, pain, and sickness! Message me if you want but I'll continue to pray, because Jesus loves you! Satan comes to seek kill and destroy, but Jesus gives up hope! He is the way and the only way! Godbless you and in Jesus name be healed!

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Doug Bell
10 months ago
2
2

I was just wondering if you tried the Hydrogen Peroxide treatment. It will work. I know some cancer patients that have tried it and their cancer was eradicated. You should try it. One guy I know poured it down his well he uses for drinking water on his farm as he had prostate cancer and he went back to the oncologist and it was gone. The oncologist couldn't believe it. Just a suggestion. Maybe it wont work for you type of cancer but it is worth a try. Look up the book Miracle cure. I do not have shares in this company or book. My neighbour had me read the book. It is a very interesting alternative. Good luck and God Bless!

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Pat Miller
10 months ago
2
2

I too am going through the cancer journey stage 4 cancer. I have d videodisc to treat my body with eating all pure foods . Colleen go to chrisbeatcancer.com I am following his diet . He cured his cancer. . Praying for you Pat

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Marlon Tiongson
11 months ago
2
2

Please read: she needs to rebuild her immune system. alkalize her body, go full on raw vegan, green juicing and do naturopathic treatments and supplements. Cancer thrives in an acidic body. Going alkaline will make her body inhospitable for cancer cells. There are so many resources out there about alternative cancer treatments. Why do I know this? Because my wife was diagnosed stage 4 uterine sarcoma last September 2016, 2 years prior to her having hysterectomy. She did 5 radiation treatments, after that she turned away from allopathic medicine and went the naturopathic way. In a span of 4 months, following those strict regimen, her tumors shrunk half the size. No chemo, no surgery. Please consider doing some research. There is always hope. Good luck!

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Daniel Wiebe
10 months ago
1
1

If you want a renewed hope in Jesus come visit pathway ministries Sunday are 10:00am, it's just off 8th onto mckurcher drive(place number 925) don't accept what doctors spoke into you! God has promised an abundant life for us to live and the devil wants to kill! God is the only way! He is greater than anything and that includes cancer!

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Mingjiuan Tsai
10 months ago
1
1

I really like the way you smile. My friend was diagnosed third of Lung adenocarcinomas about nine years ago. After chemotherapy, electrotherapy and injections, he received the “Pingshuai Book” from a friend. He wanted to live , so he decided to give a try. From that time, he have practiced Pingshuai every single day and became a vegetarian until now. In 2011 he went back to hospital for regular checkup, and the doctor told him the tumor had disappeared. For more details of Pingshuai, please visit http://www.mymeimen.org/?page_id=100

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Chrissy Cook Gomez
10 months ago
1
1

Godspeed, Colleen! Is Colleen or family in the Sarcoma Alliance FB group? My son has synovial sarcoma and mets to the lung and an inoperable pleural tumor. We have left locally and are at MD Anderson's Sarcoma Center now. There's a list of Sarcoma Centers on Sarcoma Alliance's page. My son is currently waiting to see if he qualifies for an immunotherapy trial. Please don't give up. There is value in another opinion, I hope! In the meantime, enjoy life, and I hope you do everything on this Bucket List! ❤

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Alesha Marie
10 months ago
1
1

I was in the same boat as you are. I had a max of 8 months to live. That was 15 months ago. I stopped the toxic chemo and went all natural. Please look into that. There is still hope, you can beat this. There are so many wonderful clinics al over. I am going to a clinic in AZ . They have a 93% success rate of getting stage 3 and 4 cancers into remission. Please please research options. I'll be praying for you and your family.

+ Read More
Doug Bell
10 months ago
1
1

Have you thought of trying hydrogen peroxide treatment. Food grade. The miracle cure is the name of the book. One fellow I know used it for prostate cancer and it cured it. Not saying it will work in your case but what do you have to lose. Sincerely.

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Joseph West
10 months ago
1
1

Do not go gentle into that goodnight!!! Healthcare in Canada is a joke. You need to see the best doctors in the world. You need to immediately stop taking in carbohydrates, since they fuel cancer growth. You still have good appearance and disposition, people in worse shape have lived longer. To be so young and just to give up when people fight everyday to live is a huge mistake. This is your only existence and life, fight for it with everything you have. Don't depend on the medical community, they are WRONG so many times. Just start drinking loads of cayenne pepper water. Fight until you your last breath.

+ Read More
Valerie C. Hardy
10 months ago
1
1

There are lots of ways to beat cancer. I agree with others here. Check out How Chris beat cancer and the Dr. Burzynski clinic. I think that would be money well spent. Don't accept a death sentence.

+ Read More
Sheena Robinson
10 months ago
1
1

Look into rick Simpson cannabis oil. Youll find it on youtube.Use the money to get yourself healthy. I know many people that have healed themselves with this plant, and a complete diet change to veg juice organic. Cut out sugar straight away. If you need more no let me know. Oh and I don't make OR sell anything. But I do have children and I know I'd fight to get well. Good luck.

+ Read More
Lisa Doyon
10 months ago
1
1

Colleen, I would follow what what people recommended as well as doing cannabis oil. Info can be found searching Phoenix Tears, Rick Simpson. It has healed many cancers. Also I know there are healing mushrooms that my teacher used to heal her cancer.

+ Read More
Jason Fiske
10 months ago
1
1

Please visit www.shineonfoundation.ca The foundation provides opportunities to make memories for families in your exact situation. God bless

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Pat Miller
10 months ago
1
1

Whoops that did not come out the way I typed it. I have decided to eat only pure food through a diet plan go to Chrisbeatcancer.com read his story .

+ Read More
Juniper Brass
10 months ago
1
1

Check out https://shineonfoundation.ca/index.php/pages/application_form

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Miranda Wiese
11 months ago
1
1

Keep on fighting and living out your dreams Colleen & family Our thoughts are with you and your family -The Wiese Family

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Joanne Tami
11 months ago
1
1

Hi Caitlin & Colleen, I made a small donation after reading your story. I can feel your pain, and I would like to help any way I can. I'm not sure if you've heard of Anthony William. He goes by the book he named "Medical Medium." He is not a psychic or medium in the way he would need to focus. I strongly strongly urge you to listen or read some of his information. I think you will be floored. I was. He has a special gift that he's been using and helping heal 10's of thousands of people since he was 4yrs old--he diagnosed his grandma with lung cancer. From sinus issues to debilitating illnesses, he has life-changing information when you think your health will not get any better. So even if it eases your pain a little, he may help. Especially his information on Angels. The best way to get to details of him and his radio shows, is through SoundCloud.com (look form medical medium). Interview here: https://soundcloud.com/medicalmedium/wmtr-interview-with-anthony-william His main site is https://www.medicalmedium.com He is also on Facebook and Instagram. Prayers and wishes for the best for you and your family.

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James Tripp
1 month ago

I would highly encourage you to investigate the success of cannabinoid therapy in conjunction with alkaline diet void of sugar to treat various forms of cancer. -------------------------------- Cannabinoids kill cancer cells via apoptosis and antiangiogenesis. Know since 1974. Summary Lewis lung adenocarcrnoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), Δ8tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC), and cannabinol (CBN) ---------------------------------- This is from a study released via the FOIA in the US and was commissioned by the FBN (Federal Bureau of Narcotics, predecessor to the DEA) conducted by the university of West Virginia to determine that cannabis supresses the immune system but instead they accidentally found these results due to the fact they use rats from cancer studies based on the assumption that Cannabis would accelerate the cancer due to immune suppression. They did not obtain the results they hoped for, so the study results were destroyed, and Cannabis was made a Schedule 1 drug with no medicinal value. The only reason this is known today is that the study was registered and published and subject to FOIA.

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Michele Alexander
28 days ago

Keep on dreaming and travelling!❤️

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Anonymous
1 month ago
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$100
Pedro Dias
1 month ago

Hi Colleen, I heard your story today at CTV and I was very touched by. I wish you to continue to be strong and a great inspiration to your daughter and for all of us. God Bless you. Pedro

JS
$100
Jim & Rita Shannon
1 month ago

Keep on traveling Colleen... God Bless ♥

PN
$20
Pat Netzel
4 months ago

Thinking about you and wishing you many more happy memories

KM
$50
Kyle McIver
8 months ago

Smile

Lyn Tiongson
11 months ago
6
6

Colleen, never lose hope! Cancer is not a death sentence. God will heal you if you give Him your faith and your trust. And together with patience and determination, you can surely beat this. ...We have almost the exact same story. I am still beating it and I will as long as I can. With a very strict clean diet and natural treatments my tumors have shrunk in half. Nothing can pull me down because God has my heart covered..... I know you want to spend longer beautiful years with your beautiful daughter and husband...you can do this! May God be with you, gain your strength and hopes back...my ❤ goes out to you.

+ Read More
Daniel Wiebe
11 months ago
4
4

Will be praying! In the name of Jesus cancer can not stand! Do you know God love you and has a wonderful plan for your life? Do you know beyond a show beyond a doubt that you would go to heaven? Ask Jesus to come into your heart, believe what he has done and that he died on the cross for our sin, pain, and sickness! Message me if you want but I'll continue to pray, because Jesus loves you! Satan comes to seek kill and destroy, but Jesus gives up hope! He is the way and the only way! Godbless you and in Jesus name be healed!

+ Read More
Doug Bell
10 months ago
2
2

I was just wondering if you tried the Hydrogen Peroxide treatment. It will work. I know some cancer patients that have tried it and their cancer was eradicated. You should try it. One guy I know poured it down his well he uses for drinking water on his farm as he had prostate cancer and he went back to the oncologist and it was gone. The oncologist couldn't believe it. Just a suggestion. Maybe it wont work for you type of cancer but it is worth a try. Look up the book Miracle cure. I do not have shares in this company or book. My neighbour had me read the book. It is a very interesting alternative. Good luck and God Bless!

+ Read More
Pat Miller
10 months ago
2
2

I too am going through the cancer journey stage 4 cancer. I have d videodisc to treat my body with eating all pure foods . Colleen go to chrisbeatcancer.com I am following his diet . He cured his cancer. . Praying for you Pat

+ Read More
Marlon Tiongson
11 months ago
2
2

Please read: she needs to rebuild her immune system. alkalize her body, go full on raw vegan, green juicing and do naturopathic treatments and supplements. Cancer thrives in an acidic body. Going alkaline will make her body inhospitable for cancer cells. There are so many resources out there about alternative cancer treatments. Why do I know this? Because my wife was diagnosed stage 4 uterine sarcoma last September 2016, 2 years prior to her having hysterectomy. She did 5 radiation treatments, after that she turned away from allopathic medicine and went the naturopathic way. In a span of 4 months, following those strict regimen, her tumors shrunk half the size. No chemo, no surgery. Please consider doing some research. There is always hope. Good luck!

+ Read More
Daniel Wiebe
10 months ago
1
1

If you want a renewed hope in Jesus come visit pathway ministries Sunday are 10:00am, it's just off 8th onto mckurcher drive(place number 925) don't accept what doctors spoke into you! God has promised an abundant life for us to live and the devil wants to kill! God is the only way! He is greater than anything and that includes cancer!

+ Read More
Mingjiuan Tsai
10 months ago
1
1

I really like the way you smile. My friend was diagnosed third of Lung adenocarcinomas about nine years ago. After chemotherapy, electrotherapy and injections, he received the “Pingshuai Book” from a friend. He wanted to live , so he decided to give a try. From that time, he have practiced Pingshuai every single day and became a vegetarian until now. In 2011 he went back to hospital for regular checkup, and the doctor told him the tumor had disappeared. For more details of Pingshuai, please visit http://www.mymeimen.org/?page_id=100

+ Read More
Chrissy Cook Gomez
10 months ago
1
1

Godspeed, Colleen! Is Colleen or family in the Sarcoma Alliance FB group? My son has synovial sarcoma and mets to the lung and an inoperable pleural tumor. We have left locally and are at MD Anderson's Sarcoma Center now. There's a list of Sarcoma Centers on Sarcoma Alliance's page. My son is currently waiting to see if he qualifies for an immunotherapy trial. Please don't give up. There is value in another opinion, I hope! In the meantime, enjoy life, and I hope you do everything on this Bucket List! ❤

+ Read More
Alesha Marie
10 months ago
1
1

I was in the same boat as you are. I had a max of 8 months to live. That was 15 months ago. I stopped the toxic chemo and went all natural. Please look into that. There is still hope, you can beat this. There are so many wonderful clinics al over. I am going to a clinic in AZ . They have a 93% success rate of getting stage 3 and 4 cancers into remission. Please please research options. I'll be praying for you and your family.

+ Read More
Doug Bell
10 months ago
1
1

Have you thought of trying hydrogen peroxide treatment. Food grade. The miracle cure is the name of the book. One fellow I know used it for prostate cancer and it cured it. Not saying it will work in your case but what do you have to lose. Sincerely.

+ Read More
Joseph West
10 months ago
1
1

Do not go gentle into that goodnight!!! Healthcare in Canada is a joke. You need to see the best doctors in the world. You need to immediately stop taking in carbohydrates, since they fuel cancer growth. You still have good appearance and disposition, people in worse shape have lived longer. To be so young and just to give up when people fight everyday to live is a huge mistake. This is your only existence and life, fight for it with everything you have. Don't depend on the medical community, they are WRONG so many times. Just start drinking loads of cayenne pepper water. Fight until you your last breath.

+ Read More
Valerie C. Hardy
10 months ago
1
1

There are lots of ways to beat cancer. I agree with others here. Check out How Chris beat cancer and the Dr. Burzynski clinic. I think that would be money well spent. Don't accept a death sentence.

+ Read More
Sheena Robinson
10 months ago
1
1

Look into rick Simpson cannabis oil. Youll find it on youtube.Use the money to get yourself healthy. I know many people that have healed themselves with this plant, and a complete diet change to veg juice organic. Cut out sugar straight away. If you need more no let me know. Oh and I don't make OR sell anything. But I do have children and I know I'd fight to get well. Good luck.

+ Read More
Lisa Doyon
10 months ago
1
1

Colleen, I would follow what what people recommended as well as doing cannabis oil. Info can be found searching Phoenix Tears, Rick Simpson. It has healed many cancers. Also I know there are healing mushrooms that my teacher used to heal her cancer.

+ Read More
Jason Fiske
10 months ago
1
1

Please visit www.shineonfoundation.ca The foundation provides opportunities to make memories for families in your exact situation. God bless

+ Read More
Pat Miller
10 months ago
1
1

Whoops that did not come out the way I typed it. I have decided to eat only pure food through a diet plan go to Chrisbeatcancer.com read his story .

+ Read More
Juniper Brass
10 months ago
1
1

Check out https://shineonfoundation.ca/index.php/pages/application_form

+ Read More
Miranda Wiese
11 months ago
1
1

Keep on fighting and living out your dreams Colleen & family Our thoughts are with you and your family -The Wiese Family

+ Read More
Joanne Tami
11 months ago
1
1

Hi Caitlin & Colleen, I made a small donation after reading your story. I can feel your pain, and I would like to help any way I can. I'm not sure if you've heard of Anthony William. He goes by the book he named "Medical Medium." He is not a psychic or medium in the way he would need to focus. I strongly strongly urge you to listen or read some of his information. I think you will be floored. I was. He has a special gift that he's been using and helping heal 10's of thousands of people since he was 4yrs old--he diagnosed his grandma with lung cancer. From sinus issues to debilitating illnesses, he has life-changing information when you think your health will not get any better. So even if it eases your pain a little, he may help. Especially his information on Angels. The best way to get to details of him and his radio shows, is through SoundCloud.com (look form medical medium). Interview here: https://soundcloud.com/medicalmedium/wmtr-interview-with-anthony-william His main site is https://www.medicalmedium.com He is also on Facebook and Instagram. Prayers and wishes for the best for you and your family.

+ Read More
James Tripp
1 month ago

I would highly encourage you to investigate the success of cannabinoid therapy in conjunction with alkaline diet void of sugar to treat various forms of cancer. -------------------------------- Cannabinoids kill cancer cells via apoptosis and antiangiogenesis. Know since 1974. Summary Lewis lung adenocarcrnoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), Δ8tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC), and cannabinol (CBN) ---------------------------------- This is from a study released via the FOIA in the US and was commissioned by the FBN (Federal Bureau of Narcotics, predecessor to the DEA) conducted by the university of West Virginia to determine that cannabis supresses the immune system but instead they accidentally found these results due to the fact they use rats from cancer studies based on the assumption that Cannabis would accelerate the cancer due to immune suppression. They did not obtain the results they hoped for, so the study results were destroyed, and Cannabis was made a Schedule 1 drug with no medicinal value. The only reason this is known today is that the study was registered and published and subject to FOIA.

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