Help Zahra Beat Cancer

My Story

On the 19th of May 2014, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Quinn, who came 4 weeks early by cesarean.  My husband Brodie and I both thought it was because he couldn't wait to meet us, but little did we know, he would turn out to be my real life guardian angel.

I remember lying in theatre, after Brodie cut the umbilical cord. The pediatrician wrapped Quinn up, and Brodie and Quinn went off to the nursery to get his temperature up.

Finishing up, my obstetrician said to me, "I'm just going to cut off a growth on your Fallopian tube, and send it off for testing, but nothing to worry about".

I didn’t think too much about it, not even mentioning it to Brodie, as I couldn't wait to hold my newborn baby.

Two days had past, and we were sitting in my hospital room. My doctor knocked on the door and walked in with a steely look on his face he said, "I need to talk to you both"

"The growth that we cut off and sent for testing came back, and I'm really sorry, but it's cancer"

My heart dropped. This can’t be real. How could this be? I just had a baby. This must be a mistake.

He immediately started rattling off the next steps we needed to take, including meeting with a cancer specialist, having scans and mammograms. I couldn't even think straight.

We should have been having family and friends up to congratulate us and meet our beautiful boy, and enjoy all those precious moments.

I can’t quite put into words how I was feeling, there were so many thoughts running through my mind. Am I going to see my boy grow up?

The next 3 days in hospital, I was in and out of CT scans, mammograms, and bone scans to find out how far it had spread.

The scans came back, and the Oncologist told us I had Breast cancer, that had spread to my Fallopian tubes and spots on my bones and liver, and that it was non-curable.

I am in a terrible nightmare I cannot wake from…….I just wanted to go home.

The Oncologist told me I was to start chemotherapy immediately, and to have injections to shut my ovaries down. My cancer was hormone driven, so by eliminating estrogen from my body it would effectively leave me menopausal.

She also told me my cancer marker was over 300 and it needed to be below 40 to be considered a normal level of cancer activity.

I had no symptoms, had regular ultrasounds and didn’t have any family history of any cancer. How could this happen?

The only positive I could draw from this entire situation was that if Quinn hadn’t decided to come into this world a month early, forcing me to have a cesarean, the outcome would have been very different. The obstetrician wouldn’t have found the abnormal growth on my fallopian tube and therefore I wouldn’t have known of how serious my condition was.

When I left the hospital, I specifically remember asking if I should change my diet etc. to help my chances.

I was told that it wouldn’t help slow the cancer, only the chemotherapy would do that. Other than that I wasn’t given any guidance. Without any direction or knowledge as well as feeling terrified, I did exactly what I was told and followed the doctor’s protocol of chemotherapy.  

However, something didn’t quite sit right with me. The fact that I didn’t have control over my health and my healing seemed untrue.

I began researching everyday, watching documentaries, reading blogs and articles, and meeting with some wonderfully inspiring people about how I could rid my body of this horrible disease.

After tremendous soul searching and continuous research, around 5 months into my treatment, I decided to take myself off the chemotherapy drugs, because it was destroying all the good cells in my body that were meant to help me heal.

On my journey to heal, I started having Ozone and vitamin C injections that were showing great results for cancer patients.

I too was getting great results, but unfortunately for me, this wasn’t financially viable. Each injection was over $400 and at one point costing $1200 per week, and with no government assistance for these types of treatments, I had to look for an alternative treatment.

I decided to also change my diet, because despite what the Oncologist had to say, I felt there was an enormous amount that I could be doing to give my body the best possible chance to heal.

I changed my diet to vegan, gluten free and soy free, I eat 95% organic and cut out all sugars from my diet, which is a mission, because sugar is found in everything. I have a concoction of supplements I have to take, all at certain times of the day,

And as much as 40 per day to ensure my body is getting everything that it needs.

The alternative treatments that I have tried so far include vitamin B17, shark cartilage, natural herbal formulas, hydro colonics and enemas, bio resonance therapy, medicinal oils, essential oils, and parasite cleansing along with emotional healing, sound therapy and breath work, meditation and physical exercise.

I have now had this dreadful disease for more than 2 years, and have been off chemotherapy for more than 1.5 years.

At diagnosis my cancer score was over 300,

I have managed to get it as low as 66, but for the last few months it has fluctuated between the 80’s and 90’s. It is currently at 86. I’m so close to where I need to be….that is around 40.

I am everyday having to research for the next option to heal myself, and it is an expensive exercise.

I wake up everyday, and for one second I believe it has all been a nightmare. But then the reality sets in and I feel sick.

My husband has his own business, in which he works really hard but when he is left to pay for all living expenses, it puts a massive strain on our family. We have had financial help along the journey from family, because at one point all my supplements and treatment were costing $3000 per month.

I have had to go back to work, in an effort to help contribute financially, but in doing so, my journey to healing my body has taken a back seat.

There are two amazing clinics in Mexico, which are providing cancer sufferers with exceptional results, one of which is called the Biomedical Center that was mentioned to me by a friend who has visited there, and that I have researched and called to query about.

It offers nutritional medicine, less invasive alternative treatments as well as conventional treatments and provides patients with specialized programs that work to strengthen their immune systems.

The other clinic is called Hope for Cancer and it offers IV therapies, Virotherapy and bio-immunotherapy to name a few. The patient stays at these facilities for an extended period, undergoing all the recommended treatments, with no distractions from their day-to-day lives, so they can concentrate on fully healing their bodies.

Both clinics have successfully helped people, even with very late stages of disease.

I need your help. This could be life saving for me. I am not the type of person to ask for help, or make my story public knowledge but this is out of reach for my family and I.

Please help me reach my goal of attending one of these clinics, and be rid of this terrifying disease.

We are asking the world to please donate money to help me heal my body. The money will go directly to my treatment at one of the clinics as well as the costs of my ongoing treatment. 

I don’t know what the future holds or how long this uncertainty will last. But what I do know is that ANY amount that you decide to donate, my family and I will be eternally grateful.

Please help us by donating what you can and sharing this information far and wide.  Thank you for your support and kindness.

Love

Zahra, Brodie and Quinn

 

 

 

 

 

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Zahra Rehmtulla 
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Dunsborough, WA
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