Dear Friends, Family & Community,
Kiyomi needs your help!
It is always very difficult for her to ask for assistance, and she's been avoiding asking, hoping things will turn around for the better, but it's come down to her needing to reach out to her communities.
She received an invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer diagnosis in March, 2015. She has managed to survive since then, and did well when she received a set of intense alternative treatments in 2017. Unfortunately, funds ran out last year and she wasn't able to continue the therapies that helped her before.
As a result, last November, she started experiencing major complications, including an open, ulcerating wound starting from the biopsy incision. Kiyomi has tried all kinds of remedies to heal the wound, but nothing has caused relief. The tumor and wound has taken over the breast area, shrinking the breast tissue and causing the nipple to fall off. This has been distressing and high maintenance for months, especially when the wound gets infected, the pain shoots up tenfold.
When the wound first erupted, she applied for sponsorship to get treatment last December, but in April of this year, she was informed it was going to another patient.
Not only does it cause pain daily, but it affects her quality of life and ability to work and perform simple tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, driving, and even using the computer can trigger intense pain in the sternum, breast, shoulder, upper arm, underarm, upper back, neck and head.
Not a day goes by when she doesn't feel a level of pain. Sometimes the pain can reach levels 8, 9 or 10. (10 being debilitating). She now understands first hand why people with chronic pain choose to end their lives.
So far is she still teaching Qigong/meditation and the occasional energy therapies, however, her average monthly income is less than $300. This doesn't cover her bills, so she's living off savings that are down to the last few dollars. She's concerned if she doesn't get better soon, she won't be able to teach or offer her healing skills anymore.
Western Medicine has failed her a few times so far and doesn't know how to heal this wound. Her oncologist says she doesn't qualify for surgery right now. The tumor has to shrink first. The last set of tests showed signs of the cancer being at stage 3. Upcoming CT scans and bloodwork will give a clearer picture of her current status. She's hoping the number doesn't go up to a higher stage!
Kiyomi is open to integrative treatment, and needs help to make this happen. After due diligence, she has found a treatment center she feels good about. She has endured much hardship since her diagnosis and her insurance doesn't cover this treatment. She is more than ready to move forward with more powerful therapies with a high rate of success. With your help, she will!
We're hoping you will click on the DONATE NOW button to offer any amount you can!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1. Donate. You can gift $100, $50, $20 or even $5. Anything will help! Nothing is too small, every dollar is appreciated.
*If you want to help save on fees, there's other options to donate:
PayPal: [email redacted] (friends/family option)
Zelle: [email redacted]
GooglePay: [email redacted]
CashApp (If you don't have an account yet, she has a promo code if you want to get a $5 rebate. Please contact her for this.)
2. Attend FUNdraising Events: FUN Upcoming events To Be Announced! Trivia Nights with prizes & Virtual Runs coming soon.
3. Purchase Collectibles. Kiyomi is selling her collection. If you're a fan of Nightmare before Christmas, Star Wars, Tim Burton films, Disney & other collectible items, look no further! Here are a few items she needs to sell:
4. Art Sales. Kiyomi has a nice inventory of art she is selling for best offer. Click here to see an example of what's available: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiyomi/sets
5. Help us spread the word! (Friends/Family/Co-Workers/Students/Church/Clubs/Neighbors/Places you Patronize, etc.) Campaigns are successful when the community comes together. The farther the reach, the faster Kiyomi can get treatment and get on with her Life Mission!
1. Hope 4 Cancer clinic: Estimated cost of treatment: $45,000. Covers 3 weeks of treatment, lodging, food, transportation, laser therapeutic watch for home therapy, customized supplements & 2 follow up visits.
2. After home care for at least 6 months: After the 3 week treatment at Hope 4 Cancer, Kiyomi's chances of full recovery will require home protocols/therapeutic visits until the cancer is totally gone.
Some expenses include: Biofeedback broadcasting, scans, Genesis Pure supplements, Energy therapies, Vitamin C IVs, hyperbaric chamber, infrared therapies & Healthy Line mat. Estimated cost: $24,111
THE VIDEO SAYS A LOT. HERE IS HER STORY IN MORE DETAIL:
Soon after receiving the devastating cancer news which was traumatic enough, Kiyomi was faced with a series of losses: heartbreak from losing her boyfriend of 7 years, friends not supporting her healing journey, her truck of 14 years got totaled and then the replacement car got hit 2 months after its purchase. She is still dealing with pain from injuries incurred in both accidents. She was sexually assaulted during a massage from a practitioner she expected to be professional and safe. She acquired a great part-time job, but the company closed its doors in less than a week after hiring her. The cost of her medical bills piled up, which led to representing herself in bankruptcy court. The emotional toll has been a lot to handle, as you can imagine!
The good news is Kiyomi has BIG plans for her life. She is done with cancer being an obstacle in achieving her Life Mission of bringing beauty and wellness to the world! It is her desire to fully release the cancer and start a non-profit that will help other cancer patients with their treatment costs that insurance doesn't cover.
An artist, graphic designer, jewelry maker, Qigong (Tai Chi) & Meditation instructor, Aromatouch Bodyworker and Reiki/Qigong Energy Therapist.
A traveler, hiker, camper and visual/performing artist.
Grateful to have exhibited at galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Liverpool & Milan.
Providing services to many clients with her therapies. One client arrived at her appointment needing the support of a cane and when her session was complete, the client left without needing it!
Part of a TV show with a message of healing for the world.
Helping people feel better with her teachings and therapeutic skills.
Full of joy when witnessing the transformation of her students, clients and art collectors.
As her friends and family, we want Kiyomi to be around for many more decades so she can continue to offer her gifts of healing & beauty to you, your loved ones & the world.
With your help, she will!
Thank you in advance for donating & sharing with your community!
Love & Appreciation to you,
Kiyomi's Team 30
Kiyomi has done a TON of research on alternative and conventional therapies. If you've heard of it, chances are, she has too. If you have a suggestion, please be mindful before offering it.
- Michelle Pierce