Annie is my daughter, a mother of 2 daughters, a loving wife, and a supportive sister to a large clan of family living in the Pacific N.W. We are here to raise funds so that she may continue to show her incredible strength of character in her fight to survive Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). She is unable to work, and at this point she and her husband Dave are in debt and falling further behind on life's expenses.
Annie's cancer, TNBC, is an especially dangerous form of breast cancer. It is extremely aggressive, evasive and defiant to any available 'western' therapy. Family history suggests this is likely the same cancer that took my own Grandmother in her sixties, and then my younger sister in her thirties.
Annie's own New Years birthday is coming up, as we enter into the third year of our fight to save her life. She has undergone all available treatments western medicine can offer, specifically; radiation, 2 mastectomys, 3 courses of chemotherapies, and participation in a clinical trial for a new chemo drug (which required her to travel to Seattle, nearly 300 miles from our hometown). These have not worked and the cancer persists. It has manifested now as a very painful scab-like lesion on her right chest wall. This lesion spreads in a rash-like manner down and around her torso, and across her back. The rash has also recently appeared on her arm, and on her left chest wall at the site of her recent (and 2nd) mastectomy. There is no western "standard of care" for this, and the MD's are clearly confounded by it.
Annie remains hopeful, as do we all. So far it has not entered her blood or internal organs...THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR HOPE!!
We have turned to a holistic approach, and after much research, we have found a Naturopathic Oncologist in Portland, 150miles away from where Annie lives. Annie has begun 2xWeekly Vitamin C Infusion therapy, and a clinically planned nutrition program, along with herbal supplements intended to attack the lesions (and the cancer) directly. After 4 weeks of this, she looks and feels much better.
We are again encouraged, BUT WE NEED YOUR URGENT HELP.
This protocol is not covered by insurance and is expensive beyond our means ( over $1000 weekly) as we pool our family resources to keep her in treatment. MONEY IS THE MISSING ELEMENT!
Travel, organic foods, supplements... we need an angel with a large check book... or many angels with smaller checkbooks!
In the spirit of renewal this woman has brought to our family, I ask on behalf of her entire family to help if you can.
Sincerely, Annie's Father
For further details, photos, and a short medical history, please check out Annie's blog at:
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