Pavel's adventure with Cancer


 My name is Pavel Tverdokhlebenko and I am from Hermiston, OR. I am married to my lovely wife Valeria for almost 3 years and we have little son David (16 month). I am 37 years old and I’ve been hit with devastating diagnose of Cancer.

I was not far off from many other people who think that they are overall healthy individuals and nothing bad would happen to them. I had some issues with my stomach for past few years but thought it just something very minor. The symptoms were a sharp pain in upper abdomen area, night sweats, after I had a fatty or spicy food. I’ve seen multiple doctors, but prescribed medicine didn’t help. At that point, I decided to see a gastroenterologist.

I was able to see the specialist on August 20th 2015 at Kadlec Clinic in Kennewick, WA. After numerous tests, procedures, results, and conversations doctor told me that he will refer me to another specialty doctor…oncologist.

I couldn’t believe that I could get cancer. I am overall a healthy person and don’t get sick too often. I could get a cold, sore throat, a seasonal allergy and that was it. When I heard that some people get cancer I thought that it would never happen to me. But it did. On December 1st, 2015, I met with oncologist at Kadlec Hematology and Oncology and she said that I do have cancer and they would have to do more tests. I couldn’t believe what I’ve heard. I still had a thought on the back of my mind that all this is some kind of mistake and it wasn’t real. I was hoping that I was mis-diagnosed and that further tests will prove that. However, once CT/PET full body scan and bone marrow test was done I met with doctor again. She told me that I got Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma and it progressed quite a bit. It wasn’t easy to hear.

 My wife and I, we did a lot of research to understand what the Cancer is and how to attack it. We found that there are two ways how I can fight with the cancer: undergo chemotherapy or use natural treatments. Chemotherapy is very invasive and the chances of reoccurrence in 5 years are very high since it doesn’t kill cancer stem cells. I believe that God created everything in nature that human can use to be and stay healthy. I want to use natural treatments, but it is very expensive and not covered by any insurance company. At this point, we have already incurred a tremendous amount of expenses as our fight to beat cancer has begun. It will be extremely expensive over the next 6 to 12 months to attack it with nutrition, natural therapies & much more. My very conservative estimate, it might take as much as $50,000 or more. There are several alternative treatment centers around but pretty much all of them will cost about $35,000 for the 2-4 weeks course.

 Currently, only I work full time and will continue to do so as much as possible. Unfortunately, it is not enough to cover all remedies I’m taking. It's going to take little to no stress, lots of time & a huge amount of financial resources to beat the cancer in the most effective way possible. I can't imagine not living as I LOVE my family and they need my support.

We will be happy to detail out our specifics needs for anyone who wants to help us financially or feels led to support. These expenses include, but are not limited to health & nutrition changes regarding food, supplements, herbs, certain machines, specific lymphatic system therapies, medical consultations and treatments. We have already begun the road back to health and believe that combining all of these treatments is necessary to have the best chance of me healing from cancer. Please feel free to email us at the email provided if you would like to know more specifics on what we are currently doing and the progress we have. If you feel like supporting us over this path and need to know where your funds are going I will update you on that per your request.

As of right now, I can tell you that every dollar will go towards bringing back husband, daddy, brother & son to the family who wants to live a long productive life & is going to do everything humanly possible to not only beat cancer but live cancer free for the rest of my days. You are literally investing in saving my life. a THANK YOU is honestly not even enough.

Please keep us in your prayers as we really need your prayer support. And BIG THANK YOU for taking your time to read my story and considering supporting me and my family on our journey.

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Pavel Tverdokhlebenko 
Hermiston, OR
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