Marina's Fund For Cancer Treatments

About a year ago..  my mother has been feeling funny symptoms such as vomitting when eating certain foods,  bloating, loss of appetite, sudden loss in weight and feeling full pretty fast. Endless appointments to her primary care physician and a gastroenterologist never found the root cause or a solution to her problems. She was treated over and over for gastritis and ulcers. My mom never got "better" with any of these medicines. Her problem got worse as months went by.  Foods just didn't sit well in her stomach, and the symptoms strengthened. My mother got FED UP and demanded ANSWERS and for some kind of TESTING to be done! Finally, they listened. However, this was not the answer we ever imagined.

Our lives changed forever: Sept. 20, 2017 -- Marina was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer of the Stomach. After a biopsy on Oct. 4, 2017 it was official cancer was inside her.

Visits to three different oncologists ended with similar results; they all said that she would have to undergo harsh chemotherapy for the rest of her life and that surgery was no longer an option. 

Despite the news, Marina is here to fight this horrible disease.

After researching her type of cancer and the effects of chemotherapy, we discovered some alarming information. Stomach Cancer is pretty rare in the U.S and not much research or funding goes towards it. Symptoms arise when it is far too late, and you're already in the 4th Stage.  We learned chemotherapy is extremely harmful (even to other areas of the body), making other organs susceptible to cancer in the future or possibly lead to organ failure. 

As a family, we have decided to take a more natural, holistic approach to this tragedy. Please keep in mind that with even chemotherapy or radiation, this form of cancer only has a 4% survival rate. We want to defeat these odds as well as provide quality of life for our mother.

After researching countless hours for answers, testimonies and various facilities, we found an alternative medicine / integrative oncology clinic in the U.S -- Mesa, Arizona. The facility incorporates radical changes in diet, natural alternatives and metabolic protocols that do not harm the body, including: low dose chemo therapy, curcumin infusions,  and many other methods in order to reverse the disease. These procedures along with the stay in Arizona result in a total of $45,000.00. These treatments are not covered by insurance, due to her insurance being state funded in New York.

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We have FAITH, that she will beat this and get to LIVE to see the other side.  She dreams of a house and a beautiful garden of her own. She has so much to live for, at age 45. She is a compassionate, hardworking. Marina is a strong wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and grandmother.

Your funds will directly help with costs for Marina's treatments, and alleviate the financial burden of Marina being unable to work. You will help her assist with ongoing medical costs and living expenses that have yet to come. Please consider donating whatever you can as well as sharing our story.

Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. Please keep us in your prayers.


Necesitamos su ayuda! Mi madre, Marina Blanco, fue diagnosticada con cáncer gástrico en etapa 4, el 6 de Octubre. En este momento, Marina esta recibiendo tratamiento integrativo y holístico en Mesa, Arizona. Este tratamiento incorpora un cambio radical de dieta, alternativas naturales que no dañarán el cuerpo, y dosis bajas de quimioterapia. En total, estos tratamientos cuestan $45,000.00 o mas. Sus donaciones directamente ayudaran para costo de vivienda, comida, vuelos, tratamientos, y biles medicos.

Marina es una esposa, madre, hija, hermana, y abuela cariñosa, trabajadora, y fuerte. Queremos mejorar su calidad de vida en estos tiempos difíciles.

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