Janie’s Cancer Journey

Janie was diagnosed with triple positive Breast Cancer in June, 2017.  Due to underlying chronic health issues she was not a good candidate for heavy dose chemotherapy and the surgeons she consulted did not want to attempt surgery unless she had undergone chemotherapy.

From September, 2017 through July of this year Janie pursued natural and non-toxic therapies from doctors in North Carolina to Atlanta to Sarasota, FL.  Unfortunately, though these therapies were like a full-time job for her, the primary tumor grew and metastasized to her liver.  

With failure of the therapies and with the Catscan results in August, Janie knew it was time to consider one of the other options she had been given - treatment overseas.  A year ago she was referred to Clinics in Austria and Germany for their success rates treating cancers with lower dose chemotherapy in conjunction with Hyperthermia.

Janie researched a number of clinics and doctors in Europe and Mexico, emailing quite a number of them.  She was most impressed with Dr. Alexander Herzog with Fachklinik in Bad Salzhausen, Germany.  He replied promptly to her inquiry with his straightforward opinion and preliminary treatment plan.  He is an Oncologist with a lengthy resume including heading his own clinic for over 20 years.  He is also a researcher, a medical school professor and has one of the most extensive experience histories in the various types of hyperthermia.

Janie has been at his clinic since the first of September though mid-October.   She has had a very good response in just this period of time but needs three more rounds of therapy, at least two of those at the clinic in Germany between now and January.  The next two stays should only be 10-12 days in length so not nearly as costly as the expense she and Scott have incurred so far.  By the time this trip is paid for plus what they have spent in this past year, their total out of pocket will be around $100,000.

Estimated cost for each of the next two stays is approximately $15,000, at least as far as what is known at this point.  We are trying to raise $50,000 for these next two trips and to cover some of unpaid bills of the first trip.  There will also be expenses in Birmingham and maintenance trips in the future.

Would you please say a prayer for Janie, the healing of her body and the purpose God has for her in Germany?  She is giving the Great Physician the glory for the direction that He has given through this journey, the progress she is seeing, how well she has felt throughout these treatments so far, and the international friendships she is making.

Thank you for your help!

Alison and Skeet Edmonson
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alison Edmonson 
Birmingham, AL
Scott & Janie Hannah 
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