Help Alisa Beat Brain Cancer

Please help our beautiful Alisa win the battle against cancer.   Alisa was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, or GBM.  

History:  In May, Alisa began experiencing paralysis of her right leg.  She initially thought this was a pinched nerve, but weeks of chiropractic and massage therapy didn't help.  On June 12, after Alisa's condition began to deteriorate her doctor ordered her to an emergency room hospital specializing in brain and spinal issues.  After many tests, she learned that she has a malignant brain tumor about the size of a lemon. Thankfully, cancer has not spread throughout her body. 

Medical Protocol:  Because brain tumors are difficult to treat with the traditional protocol of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, which destroys the immune system, and offers little hope,  Alisa and Lewis have chosen a more natural holistic approach to treatment.

They are now working with a renowned doctor in the UK, who we call Dr. G, who has had a lot of success treating GBM's in a longterm clinical trial using a plant-based therapy.

If you want to learn more about Dr. G and his protocol, we have shared more information and updates on her healing journey on Post Hope (see link below).

Treatment Costs:

Treating cancer is expensive and we have found that Alisa's insurance is not only adequate for conventional medical support but it doesn't cover alternative treatments. 

Also, Alisa, who is the founder and president of Alive a Last, a nonprofit organization working with sexually exploited women, is unable to work at this time. 

She is wheelchair-bound due to paralysis on her right side. She needs on-going home health care, occupational and physical therapy, nurses, and doctor visits on a regular basis.   And,  along with Dr. G's protocol, Alisa is taking four medications necessary and costly medications.  

Alisa's monthly healthcare costs right now are approximately 5900/mo.

Alisa also has a total of $92,564.53 outstanding medical bills after insurance was applied that we are working on negotiating and trying to get paid off.

Fortunately, Alisa's primary treatment for her cancer has been covered by donors around the world who support Dr. G's work in the United Kingdom.

Please consider joining Alisa's Care & Prayer Team.

We need all the help we can get to help Alisa beat this with the power of the Lord on her side. 

Alisa and Lewis are full of faith that our God is one who heals his people.  Please join us in prayer for the complete healing of Alisa!

For a chronological update on Alisa, we are blogging about Alisa's healing journey on 


You can sign up on Alisa's Post Hope page to get weekly updates.

And finally, thank you for any help you can give, your prayers, and your encouragement. You are greatly appreciated.

Roe Ann Estevez
Jewel Anita Hendrix
& Laura Mapstead

Please note:  All the funds raised on this Go Fund Me and Alisa's Post Hope site are being directed to a separate bank account that has been set up for the purpose of paying all these expenses to take this burden off of Alisa and Lewis.  It is jointly managed by Laura Mapstead, Alisa's sister-in-law (Lewis' sister) and Roe Ann Estevez, long time friends of both Lewis and Alisa (who introduced them to each other years ago).  Jewel Anita Hendrix, long time friend of Alisa manages the Post Hope Site.


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Laura Mapstead 
Waxhaw, NC
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