Katherine's Journey to Health

Dressed as a puppy dog, at 6 years old Katherine sang the lead in the school Christmas play, about how all children all over the world had the right to speak out and find their voice. When she came off stage she said to me, "Mommy, I think I did something wrong! Everybody cried." I knew then she had a special gift and had done something very right. She wanted to sing around the world bringing that joy to others and she's been following her dream ever since.

She got into Wexford School for the performing arts in Toronto and went on to take a two year program at AMDA (American Music and Dance Academy) in New York. She stayed in New York for a year afterwards and was fully employed, working at the New York Murder Mystery company and getting two credits in off Broadway shows, as well as being an amazing seamstress, working in the costume dept. at AMDA.

She came back to Toronto and has been at Brock University for a year, studying performing arts, intending to take the third year to go to their sister university, Surrey, in Guildford, England to learn about the London Stage. She is talented, beautiful and brings light and life to everyone she meets.

This is a dress she made one Saturday afternoon when she was bored!
Last year she went into hospital to have an ovary removed when her lung collapsed after the ovary had swelled to the size of a grapefruit (the Evra birth control patch, banned in the US, contributed). Unfortunately the ovary fell to pieces as it was removed as the previous surgeon had perforated it (!) and it fell back into her abdomen. Cancer was then discovered in the necrotic ovary and nodules appeared inside her abdomen wall from the tissue that had fallen back inside. The doctors said that Chemo won't work and kept reassuring her that she would die a fast and very painful death. We went to St Catherine's, Mt Sinai and Juravinski and they all had the same answer with no solutions.

She then developed ascites, or massive swelling of the abdomen and her lung kept filling with water and collapsing.. She went through excruciating pain for two months this summer, which we cleared using emotional clearing techniques. We found out this week that one of the nodules has grown so large that it has completely closed off one of her kidneys and the other is being compromised. She's got a permanent tube inside her lung to remove the liquid and will have another in her belly, along with a stent to keep her ureter open to stop the build up of fluid.

We've spent thousands on her treatments so far and need to get to a clinic in Tijuana asap for 4 weeks - they apparently have the only hope of treating Ewing's Sarcoma with a treatment which takes the body up above 104 degrees and kills all cancer, along with expert nutrition, oxygen therapy etc. It's unbelievably expensive ($50,000 US+) and we have to get there in days to save her kidney and her life by shrinking the tumour. Please help and pass this on to others so that my beautiful girl can keep on bringing people joy, changing the world with her talent and kindness to others.
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Yvonne Oswald 
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