Leona's Breast Cancer Journey

Leona’s breast cancer story.

Hi this is my lovely wife Leona and she has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer (stage 2), she is 47 years old and she is a yoga teacher. Before she became a yoga teacher in 2014 she worked 12 years in the Spa Industry for the biggest Spa company at Sea on cruise ships. She inspired many people during that time, from her clients to her staff to whole teams.

25 years ago she became vegan with an absolute restriction to sugar ,white flour ,alcohol ,sodas,........etc she has been eating only pure and clean food .Her healthy eating became her daily focus, even during her hectic work times. She has been well disciplined to prepare her food for the day or whenever she travelled for work .

She always planned her food well in advance and when she forgot, she would fast rather than to eat in a restaurant.

She created a believe that if we take responsibility and invest into our health, organic food, Detox .....etc we do not need to be afraid of any disease attacking us . 

Based on that believe she decided to give up her job 4 years ago .Constant traveling was effecting her health and she felt that she needed to detached from the “normal life “ and remove herself and find somewhere peaceful to heal .

She moved to the Himalayas and started teaching yoga in a very green mountain village near the Dalai Lama’s home .

It has been pure bliss for 4 years sharing wisdom with students passing through the Yoga Centre and being connected to Nature.

Despite all her moves for a better life she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

and this is her story:

“ Within a second my life changed and lots of reflections needed to be done and processed .
I changed places, I changed people who surrounding me but one thing stayed with me no matter where I went.
My MIND , my traumas , my fears ,my un-forgiveness, my resentment ....etc 

I forgot to look into suffering which is with me as long as my mind is .

I developed cancer and i believe i can heal it .

I decided to take responsibility and keep my power in my hands opposed to give it to someone else. Therefore no conventional treatments but natural holistic therapies with mental change and total life style change including working on my emotional Self.

I am staying in Chennai, India to keep my costs to the minimum as Regi and I are both unemployed right now and there is no fixed income.

It is hard for me to ask, as for everyone who knows me, knows that I was always capable to take care of myself and of all the people who needed my help, my guidance and my support. Now I am in need and I ask if you are in the position to help me and feel inspired, to contribute towards my treatments, even thou they look expensive, I choose to be here as in the West these treatments are even more unaffordable.

I feel strong, determined and I have the will power to live and dissolve this cancer within me, with your help I will be able to do that. I will keep a weekly update on my journey and will share with you (if you are interested) what natural treatments I do and what I found out through my researches as it is not easy to find these alternative places.


Leona started her treatments this week, we were able to pay her first month of treatments with our savings. We need an injection of financial help by the end of October and the treatments will continue until mid December, costs are £5000 a month.

By having some financial help, it will take the stress from the healing process and will also give the opportunity for me to stand by Leona and be there for her. 

Every couple of weeks she will get blood tests to check her markers.

Other help we can use is for me to find a job after April 2019 when we return to the west for Leona’s revalidation, so if anyone knows of a position as a Spa Trainer vacancy, I would be happy to start next year to continue to support Leona in this process.

Thank you for your help and understanding

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Regi Rompies
Brighton, South East England, United Kingdom

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