Shauna (breast cancer patient)

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Shauna will shave my head when we reach our goal!!!


Shauna is our daughter of many adventures, and an empathetic and vibrant soul - she loves life and it shows. Kind, thoughtful and always caring for others is our Shauna. And, she is one of the fittest and healthiest people you could ever meet.

In May 2014, a lump was found on her right breast and swollen lymph nodes in the axillary. After a mammogram and biopsy were performed she was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma stage 3). Being 37 years old is young to have breast cancer, and unfortunately at an age when both Shauna and her fiancé Daniel are ready to have children. 

Shauna has been studying Massage Therapy and worked several summers and winters at resorts. Shauna was in between contract work and was going to go back to school when she was diagnosed. This means no short-term leave, no long-term leave, and no benefits, and working while undergoing the recommended intensive, aggressive treatment is impossible.

I hope to raise enough funds to assist Shauna with her ongoing expenses.

As Shauna has lost her hair due to treatments I have agreed to have Shauna shave my head when we have reached $10,000 in donations.

The shaving of my head will be recorded and can be shared with those who have donated.

 A letter from Shauna:

 " When I was diagnosed my first reaction was 'interesting!'. I am an incredibly healthy person. I am grateful that I didn't react with fear, rather to go about this step by step systematically. I am proud of my ability to naturally heal sickness in my life. As the diagnosis was given to me my thoughts turned to 'what can I do to become healthy again'? I never felt, or feel like I'm doomed! This is quite the journey, and so many woman are using their strength and courage to become cancer free. 

After two months of agonizing research and decision making madness I decided to go with the integrated approach.

After seeing multiple Naturopathic doctors I was convinced that supplements could help maintain my immune system while the chemotherapy worked at eradicating the cancer. I would also use massage therapy, cranial sacral therapy, Reiki, and acupuncture to help with the side effects and to help with healing. 

Fortunately we are realizing the mind and body work together not separate. Health is defined as being whole for me. That means balancing all the systems mind, body, spirit in order to heal properly.

I love life! I love being here on this crazy planet with these crazy human beings, with all there is to do here.”

Shauna Mary McGowan


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From Shauna : Yesterday I finished the last round of chemotherapy. It was an interesting journey, however it is not over just yet. There are more decisions and agendas into the New Year. I am still full of gratitude for the heartfelt messages I received from so many people. Thank you for your donations helping me cope better with the stresses of everyday finances and enabling me to heal using natural therapies which are not covered through our system.
I hope you will hear, see or read updates on the continuation of the healing journey through different avenues. If not feel free to reach out and ask - we are all connected.
“Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.”
― Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
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Alx Moroe
52 months ago

Hello Everybody, My name is Mrs.Juliet Quin. I live in Canada and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of $30,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 3 kids I met this honest loan lender that help me with a loan of $30,000.00 Canada Dollar, he is a nice and good man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs.Juliet Quin that refer you to him. Contact Mr.john Marker via email: (john_marker@blumail.org)

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Lisa Gallagher
56 months ago

God Bless you shauna you have a great spirit

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David Wills
56 months ago

My wife was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. She underwent surgery at the beginning of October to remove half her colon, her appendix, the surrounding blood vessels and lymph nodes. We meet with the Oncologist next week to find out the next steps in this incredibly difficult process. She is having a very difficult time mentally with the entire thing and as such, we very rarely leave her side. I found your success story amazing as you were able to raise such an incredible amount in a very short period of time. We have just started our campaign but it seems to be off to a slow start. Do you have any suggestions on how to promote our campaign?

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Bobby Barnes
56 months ago

You ate so blessed to have so many caring people in your life! My dad is fighting stage 4 esophageal cancer that had spread to his lyph system and his right lung. I've tried raising money but must not have the spey group you do, Jay wanted to tell you how vertu lucky you are too have the support of do many caring souls. I wish you a speedy pain free recovery. My father starts his second round of chemotherapy this Wednesday, they ate staying a aggressive breast cancer type chemo and radiation now. Well wish us luck! And have a blessed day.

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Tony Lister
56 months ago

NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

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Anthony Park
56 months ago

Hi there. My friend was diagnosed with bladder cancer and she struggled with having chemo and surgery which they said would mean she would lose her bladder and have a bag the rest of her life. She persisted with researching and found an oncologist called Tulio Simoncini. She emailed him and he sent the protocol free of charge to her to get rid of the cancer. She lives in Australia and Dr Simoncini recommended that she get with a doctor or nurse to help administer the treatment. Her oncologist in Australia said she was an unfit mother & wife for trying this therapy but she believed it was the best course to take. Can you believe the only thing she used was 5% bicarb soda solution in her bladder via urea theta cathader! She stuck exactly to the length and frequency that was required in the protocol and completely got rid of the cancer for good without losing her bladder. 5 years on after regular scans she is 100% cancer free! Her doctor still cant believe it. He has a list on his website of how to cure most cancers. He has a laymens version and also a technical version for doctors and specialists. http://www.curenaturalicancro.com/en/video-the-fungal-hypothesis He also treats breast cancer with direct injections of 5% sodium bicarb(which is harmless to the body) and says the treatment kills the cancer in about 3-4 weeks with just a internal small scar showing on the mammogram where a tumor once was. He has over 90% success rate I hear. He has been in quite a battle with authorities all over the world that are trying to discredit him. Here's the thing, the only way I know about this is because of my friends experience. Can you believe he helped and encouraged her to use his treatment and didn't charge her a cent! I would encourage anybody with cancer to not just have a little glance at his site but take the time to read and look at the testimonials and protocols and literally get re-educated. http://www.curenaturalicancro.com/en/treatment-protocols Dr Simoncinis fear is that the main stream will not see this in the worlds medical system for another 100 years. We have all been led astray by what we have been taught and seen in the media about cancer. Too many people have suffered for nothing and so many good hearted people are helping with fundraising for research that is mostly going to research centers owned by pharmaceutical company's that don't have an interest in telling the truth. Shauna I wish you the very best. You look like you have looked after your body beautifully and then cancer has knocked on your door. Look for therapy's that are evidence based. Bless you.

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Angela Carlson
56 months ago

I wish the absolute best for you and your family so that shauna can have u those grand babies but I like Kimberly McLaughlin need help in networking for both monetary assistance and prayers for a dear friend of mine whose brother was just diagnosed w lung cancer. He is an older gentleman but his sister is trying so hard to show him that the kindness of others will shine through and they have recd a few thousand but not nearly enough. Anyway can u give us some pointers on how to reach more than the fb friends we currently network with? Maybe it's just your positive outlook, you scream I will beat this!!!! In these pics. God bless

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Jose Arce
56 months ago

the truth about cancer series on fabebook and you tube every night give it a chance,ALTERNATIVE TO THE TREATMENT THAT HELPS THE CANCER CELLS TO MULTIPLY!!

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Kimberly McLaughlin
56 months ago

Your outlook on life is so awesome and your story gives all of us suffering hope. My mom just found out she has cancer and we need the kind of support your have recieved. You're so blessed, how do you do it? Even if all we get is prayers and no money, how do you get so many to see your story and pray for you

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Alex Whiteman
56 months ago

Hi there Felt that it may be a good thing if I shared some information on what I have been reading about recently...... I believe that Cancer may in fact be caused by a lack of a healthy lifestyle & eating Corporate foods (& even things like fluoride in general public water supplies!). Im only currently reading up & im about to start reading a book called the 100 Year Lie. Additionally I believe that its true that the pharmaceutical medical Industry & the related treatments offered by our own health services (including Chemotherapy) are predominantly born out of the need to make a profit & to be able to continue to do so through in fact ensuring people are ill. That may sound like a bold statement (which it is) & im not saying that I don't believe that many doctors through their own training fully believe that what they are doing is beneficial. What really shouldn't be regarded as a bold statement is that natural ('alternative') treatments might be more effective than western healthcare treatments based on making a profit!. Afterall natural is a good thing for us as creatures of our planet & vaccines inject us with toxins while treatments like chemotherapy will have a dire effect on our immune system & probably without the benefits being lauded by doctors. Here's a couple of links below:- http://www.ihealthtube.com/aspx/viewvideo.aspx?v=220712287e720a09 http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/doctors-are-shocked-man-diagnosed-with-cancer-was-completely-cured-with-this-amazing-natural-remedy/ Thanks a lot & wish you all of the best!. Alex.

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Kathleen Bryan
56 months ago

I am a breast cancer survivor ... so far.... in 2012 I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction because I wanted to avoid chemo after finding cancer in a second breast and some lymph nodes. I was stage 2B. I also tried natural methods first (high dose vit. C IVs and a whole range of supplements, mioost of which I still do). If you send me your email (message me on Facebook) I will share with you what I learned, books I found helpful, and if you decide for mastectomy, where to get the best boobs made from your own tissue. I love my new boobs and they are made of me (my husband says they feel like the other ones), he likes them. This is quite a journey, but you sound like you are staying positive, which is a BIG part of reason for success, I wish you the very best and have added you to my prayer list. You can get to the other side. XOXOX

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Stephanie Neptune
56 months ago

I wish my mom and sister could have known you. You are truely am inspiration breast cancer has taken my family, but not my spirits... I wish you all the best in your recovery.

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April Johnson
56 months ago

Hi There, I'm Fighting Breast Cancer Too. Your Story And Journey Have Encouraged Me This Evening. I Can't Thank You Enough. You Never Gave Up, And Neither Will I. And I Truly Want You To Know If I Were In A Better Position To Donate, I Would. Again, With All Due Respect, THANK YOU! And God Bless Your Journey. You're A Winner!

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Bill and Charlene Corbett
55 months ago

Shauna, keep fighting the illness. One of my close work friends has been cancer free for five years now after her surgeries and treatments. You are in Charlene's and my thoughts and prayers.

Alx Moroe
52 months ago

Hello Everybody, My name is Mrs.Juliet Quin. I live in Canada and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of $30,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 3 kids I met this honest loan lender that help me with a loan of $30,000.00 Canada Dollar, he is a nice and good man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs.Juliet Quin that refer you to him. Contact Mr.john Marker via email: (john_marker@blumail.org)

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Lisa Gallagher
56 months ago

God Bless you shauna you have a great spirit

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David Wills
56 months ago

My wife was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. She underwent surgery at the beginning of October to remove half her colon, her appendix, the surrounding blood vessels and lymph nodes. We meet with the Oncologist next week to find out the next steps in this incredibly difficult process. She is having a very difficult time mentally with the entire thing and as such, we very rarely leave her side. I found your success story amazing as you were able to raise such an incredible amount in a very short period of time. We have just started our campaign but it seems to be off to a slow start. Do you have any suggestions on how to promote our campaign?

+ Read More
Bobby Barnes
56 months ago

You ate so blessed to have so many caring people in your life! My dad is fighting stage 4 esophageal cancer that had spread to his lyph system and his right lung. I've tried raising money but must not have the spey group you do, Jay wanted to tell you how vertu lucky you are too have the support of do many caring souls. I wish you a speedy pain free recovery. My father starts his second round of chemotherapy this Wednesday, they ate staying a aggressive breast cancer type chemo and radiation now. Well wish us luck! And have a blessed day.

+ Read More
Tony Lister
56 months ago

NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

+ Read More
Anthony Park
56 months ago

Hi there. My friend was diagnosed with bladder cancer and she struggled with having chemo and surgery which they said would mean she would lose her bladder and have a bag the rest of her life. She persisted with researching and found an oncologist called Tulio Simoncini. She emailed him and he sent the protocol free of charge to her to get rid of the cancer. She lives in Australia and Dr Simoncini recommended that she get with a doctor or nurse to help administer the treatment. Her oncologist in Australia said she was an unfit mother & wife for trying this therapy but she believed it was the best course to take. Can you believe the only thing she used was 5% bicarb soda solution in her bladder via urea theta cathader! She stuck exactly to the length and frequency that was required in the protocol and completely got rid of the cancer for good without losing her bladder. 5 years on after regular scans she is 100% cancer free! Her doctor still cant believe it. He has a list on his website of how to cure most cancers. He has a laymens version and also a technical version for doctors and specialists. http://www.curenaturalicancro.com/en/video-the-fungal-hypothesis He also treats breast cancer with direct injections of 5% sodium bicarb(which is harmless to the body) and says the treatment kills the cancer in about 3-4 weeks with just a internal small scar showing on the mammogram where a tumor once was. He has over 90% success rate I hear. He has been in quite a battle with authorities all over the world that are trying to discredit him. Here's the thing, the only way I know about this is because of my friends experience. Can you believe he helped and encouraged her to use his treatment and didn't charge her a cent! I would encourage anybody with cancer to not just have a little glance at his site but take the time to read and look at the testimonials and protocols and literally get re-educated. http://www.curenaturalicancro.com/en/treatment-protocols Dr Simoncinis fear is that the main stream will not see this in the worlds medical system for another 100 years. We have all been led astray by what we have been taught and seen in the media about cancer. Too many people have suffered for nothing and so many good hearted people are helping with fundraising for research that is mostly going to research centers owned by pharmaceutical company's that don't have an interest in telling the truth. Shauna I wish you the very best. You look like you have looked after your body beautifully and then cancer has knocked on your door. Look for therapy's that are evidence based. Bless you.

+ Read More
Angela Carlson
56 months ago

I wish the absolute best for you and your family so that shauna can have u those grand babies but I like Kimberly McLaughlin need help in networking for both monetary assistance and prayers for a dear friend of mine whose brother was just diagnosed w lung cancer. He is an older gentleman but his sister is trying so hard to show him that the kindness of others will shine through and they have recd a few thousand but not nearly enough. Anyway can u give us some pointers on how to reach more than the fb friends we currently network with? Maybe it's just your positive outlook, you scream I will beat this!!!! In these pics. God bless

+ Read More
Jose Arce
56 months ago

the truth about cancer series on fabebook and you tube every night give it a chance,ALTERNATIVE TO THE TREATMENT THAT HELPS THE CANCER CELLS TO MULTIPLY!!

+ Read More
Kimberly McLaughlin
56 months ago

Your outlook on life is so awesome and your story gives all of us suffering hope. My mom just found out she has cancer and we need the kind of support your have recieved. You're so blessed, how do you do it? Even if all we get is prayers and no money, how do you get so many to see your story and pray for you

+ Read More
Alex Whiteman
56 months ago

Hi there Felt that it may be a good thing if I shared some information on what I have been reading about recently...... I believe that Cancer may in fact be caused by a lack of a healthy lifestyle & eating Corporate foods (& even things like fluoride in general public water supplies!). Im only currently reading up & im about to start reading a book called the 100 Year Lie. Additionally I believe that its true that the pharmaceutical medical Industry & the related treatments offered by our own health services (including Chemotherapy) are predominantly born out of the need to make a profit & to be able to continue to do so through in fact ensuring people are ill. That may sound like a bold statement (which it is) & im not saying that I don't believe that many doctors through their own training fully believe that what they are doing is beneficial. What really shouldn't be regarded as a bold statement is that natural ('alternative') treatments might be more effective than western healthcare treatments based on making a profit!. Afterall natural is a good thing for us as creatures of our planet & vaccines inject us with toxins while treatments like chemotherapy will have a dire effect on our immune system & probably without the benefits being lauded by doctors. Here's a couple of links below:- http://www.ihealthtube.com/aspx/viewvideo.aspx?v=220712287e720a09 http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/doctors-are-shocked-man-diagnosed-with-cancer-was-completely-cured-with-this-amazing-natural-remedy/ Thanks a lot & wish you all of the best!. Alex.

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Kathleen Bryan
56 months ago

I am a breast cancer survivor ... so far.... in 2012 I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction because I wanted to avoid chemo after finding cancer in a second breast and some lymph nodes. I was stage 2B. I also tried natural methods first (high dose vit. C IVs and a whole range of supplements, mioost of which I still do). If you send me your email (message me on Facebook) I will share with you what I learned, books I found helpful, and if you decide for mastectomy, where to get the best boobs made from your own tissue. I love my new boobs and they are made of me (my husband says they feel like the other ones), he likes them. This is quite a journey, but you sound like you are staying positive, which is a BIG part of reason for success, I wish you the very best and have added you to my prayer list. You can get to the other side. XOXOX

+ Read More
Stephanie Neptune
56 months ago

I wish my mom and sister could have known you. You are truely am inspiration breast cancer has taken my family, but not my spirits... I wish you all the best in your recovery.

+ Read More
April Johnson
56 months ago

Hi There, I'm Fighting Breast Cancer Too. Your Story And Journey Have Encouraged Me This Evening. I Can't Thank You Enough. You Never Gave Up, And Neither Will I. And I Truly Want You To Know If I Were In A Better Position To Donate, I Would. Again, With All Due Respect, THANK YOU! And God Bless Your Journey. You're A Winner!

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