For the past three years, Sarah has undergone significant conventional treatments for her metastatic breast cancer. It has been a grueling challenge to her and she has been a warrior throughout all her medical procedures. Greg has been unrelenting in his love, support and commitment to Sarah during this journey. To date, however, it looks as if the conventional approach to Sarah’s cancer has not been successful. At this time, Sarah has decided to choose a slightly different path to attack her cancer. It is a more integrated, alternative approach, involving something called IPT (Insulin Potentiation Therapy). IPT allows for more targeted delivery of low doses of chemotherapy directly to cancer cells, without the destructive side effects that traditional chemo wreaks on the immune system. She'll also be doing complimentary procedures of Vitamin C and Ozone/UV infusions along the way to keep her body strong and her blood healthy. She and Greg have located two clinics, one in Los Angeles and one in San Francisco, where she can receive these specialized treatments. She will be going to Los Angeles beginning Sept 15th, staying for a week to receive two treatments, then returning to LA once a week for six or more treatments. Treatments in San Francisco at the Anatara Clinic will provide the complimentary treatments.
Of course, expenses for these specialized treatments are not covered by Greg’s HMO (we'll be trying to fight that!) and Sarah is no longer able to work. To assist them with these mounting medical costs and general support for Sarah and her family, this GoFundMe site has been set up. For those of you who have been wondering how you can assist Sarah and her family, any donation amount would help.
Also, please spread the word to friends and family by posting this link to Facebook: http://www.gofundme.com/go-sarah
. Thank you so much!
To hear more about Sarah's journey, visit her CaringBridge site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sarahdehaaff
Warmly, Friends and Family of Sarah
PS: Don't be intimidated by the big amounts below - you can make a partial contribution (even $1!) to the wish list item you choose.
For any donations over $250, you will receive a special gift. Once you receive it, please take a photo of yourself and post it to Sarah's Facebook page, or to Twitter or Instagram, along with #teamsarahd.