Friends for Maryann

Hello, my name is Maryann, my friends all call me Mez

I’m a woman, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a musician, a teacher, an Aussie, who married Dave, an American audio engineer and musician, and I have stage 4 cancer. 

I believe miracles do happen and with every part of me. I wish, I hope and I pray that one will come my way to give me more life with my precious boys: a longer life than what it looks like right now. I most desperately dream of being able to raise my precious son Jayke.Mez and Jayke

We had only just moved to Sydney in October 2017, as I was wanting to spend the rest of my days in my beloved Sydney on a beach, and more importantly to be closer to my dear family and old Aussie friends. 
Dave and Jayke on Bondi Beach.

In November I came to learn about CMN, an internationally renowned alternative cancer treatment hospital in Mexico. As standard treatment (over two years of chemotherapy) was not improving my health, my western medicine treatment was almost exhausted,
not giving me any real quality of life. I saw some hope at CMN, and as a last resort treatment I got to talk with some healed Stage 4 survivors from CMN and I thought for me, that now is the time to go while I am still capable of physical travel. I so want to extend my life for my son, Jayke, to be a strong mother as long as I can.


With encouragement and support from Dave, friends, and family, I made it to Mexico from Sydney, Australia and am truly grateful!

Mez arrives at CMN December 12, 2017

People have expressed that they want to be able to help in some way, and I and my family would greatly appreciate the support, so I’ve started a GoFundMe page. Your support will help pay for my travel, treatments and my stay at this incredible hospital in Mexico, that has helped so many people. I have personally met long-term Stage 4 survivors from CMN that encouraged and inspired me.

Here are the some of the main treatments I have been receiving:
Dendritic Cells Therapy
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Transdermal Ozone Sauna and Hyperthermia Ozone
Escozul / Blue Scorpion Venom
Laser Therapy
Ozone Blood Therapy
Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
Hyperthermia
Rife Frequency Technology
Bio Magnetic Therapy
Various Intravenous Vitamins and Minerals

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Transdermal Ozone Sauna and Hyperthermia Ozone

Local and Regional Hyperthermia

Various Intravenous Treatments

Here’s a link to the Mexican Hospital CMN, where you can read more about their wonderful work. Maybe there is someone in your life who would benefit from knowing about this place. I hope that you will never have to need it, but if you do, it is good to know that places like this exist- with doctors who care and are able to see the whole person and really listen to you!

I’ve had the most extraordinary, intense and tiring past five years.  I underwent a series of tests, a couple of which revealed that I had triple negative breast cancer and the BRCA-1  gene which meant it was aggressive and fast growing. My life changed that day and rapidly. Shortly after diagnosis, March 2012 , I underwent chemo and radiation therapy and had a double mastectomy.
It looked like I had beaten the cancer, and the doctors gave me the "all clear" so I could move on with my life. In 2014, with a lot of effort, doctor's support, and IVF, I eventually became pregnant, it was incredible! My husband Dave and I were so happy.

About 5 months into my pregnancy, December 2014 half my body suddenly became paralysed. A brain MRI revealed that I had numerous cancer tumours in my brain, it had metastasized. I needed to have an emergency craniotomy (brain surgery) to survive, and there were was a major risk of losing my unborn child. It was an incredibly scary time as you can imagine.
Fortunately, I was able to give birth to my beautiful little, actually not so little anymore, baby boy Jayke. 






After Jayke was born, I underwent a full body scan which revealed cancer had not only gone to my brain, but liver and lungs too. 
The past three years have consisted of me trying everything I could with traditional and alternative
 treatments, diets, medications, supplements etc...
 Further testing, September 2017, revealed the cancer had now moved to my bones and needed more radiation.
I’ve not had one second off from all of this, yet everyday I’m doing what I can to try to live longer, to be a little stronger. It’s so tiring, but when I look into the eyes of my son and my husband, I know I want to be here for them and I know they want me to be here with them too.

Now I’ve come to CMN, I only found out about this place recently, after moving back to Australia from San Francisco, to be closer to family. After doing a lot of research on the hospital and talking to someone who had been through their treatment program for cancer, and even though I was scared shitless of the travel to get here and the impact it would have on me, I decide to come.

The hospital requires a stay of 4 weeks to treat a person. It actually makes a lot of sense, it takes time to have a lasting affect on such an illness, especially with a cancer that is so advanced as mine. Once I return home, I will continue having meetings with the doctor via Skype.

I’m hoping that this hospital will not only give me some more life, it will give me some relief, instead of having to feel as though I have to make everything happen, and hold it all together, they are doing the work with me and for me.

I know that I can’t do this alone.

Over the past few years, I've met and spoken with some really beautiful and amazing people who have had cancer:  some of whom have found a cure, some who have not been so fortunate, and others like me, who are still going. Everyone of them has been so generous in sharing what they've learned along the way, treatments, supplements, trials, understanding... I've experienced humanity in a way that I would never have expected.

I’m so appreciative and grateful for whatever support you might be able to give, it's going to make a real difference to me and my family.

Thank you, with all my heart.



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Maryann Camilleri Dennison 
Organizer
San Anselmo, CA
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