Mary has faith in humanity. She believes in fairies and the magic of the world. She believes in past lives, in being in the present moment, and in the future of each of us reaching our own potential with strength, grace and humility.
Mary and I have spent our lives in community connected through nature: the last 20 years at the UC Botanical Garden as docents and with Master Peaces, our own creative landscape gardening business. Our motto is "We bring the missing Peace to your garden puzzle."
We are currently trying to figure out the puzzle of life and need your support.
The treatment recommendations from the gastroenterological oncologist are radiation in combo with a chemotherapy pill for 5 weeks; rest for a couple of months to let the side effects calm down. Then, a chemotherapy cocktail for another 5 weeks.
These treatments are only palliative with a 18% chance of curing her and are incredibly toxic with side effects potentially more life threatening and debilitating than the original cancer.
Time is of the essence: The effects of Mary's esophageal cancer are that she cannot swallow solid food and even liquids go down with extreme pain. Consequently, she has lost 65 pounds!
Her healing path has lead her to Reno to an orthomolecular physician by the name of Dr. Michael Gerber . So far, we have been to Reno two times for a total of three treatment sessions with Dr. Gerber.
Each day has has included Ozone therapy , Vitamin C IVs , Procaine therapy , Homeopathics and cancer fighting nutritional support from Dr. Isaac Eliaz called PectaSol-C.
The results have been encouraging. Even after the first session she started showing increased life force energy and having less pain when swallowing. It gives us hope. That, my friends, is priceless.
Unfortunately, these potentially life saving alternative treatments are not covered by insurance and every aspect of making a trip to Reno has been paid for using our credit cards along with $1,000 in donations from the Gorilla Choir. The average costs are: Train ride ($200 each way), Hotel ($70/night), and Treatments (approximately $500/each day).
Mary is a special light in the world, touching countless lives in the community. She burns so brightly that even in her state of health, she still sparks a flame wherever she goes. She gives inspiration to look deeply into each other's eyes, take a deep breath when saying "Hello" and connect to say, "I see you."
As we continue to let the story unfold and discover the ways that the spirit, mind and body can heal, we would love to include you on the journey.
We are looking for angels in the community to contribute financially to make more treatments with Dr. Gerber possible. We would also graciously accept in-kind donations or energy exchange to help relieve the pressures of everyday living.
Thank you for your support,
And The Gorilla Choir - Mary inspires us ALL.
DonationsSee top donations
- Judy Byrne Riley
- Ann-Marie Hogan
- Sharon Breyer
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more