Please support this young woman who would like to have her independence back. You can follow Jeri's progress here: http://jerifraser.blogspot.com/
Here is Jeri's story:
It started in October. A cough that started with a cold didn't go away. Jeri went to the doctor's office and got a prescription for an inhaler to help manage the cough.
While it didn't reduce the cough a side effect of the inhaler was that it caused Jeri to have heart palpitations.
In October, Jeri went in to the Emergency Room at Queen's Hospital to get checked for these heart palpitations. They did an EKG and chest x-rays on that trip to the ER, all negative. The cough persisted, and Jeri's cough took a turn for the worse in December, after returning to school from Christmas break. Her speech was also impacted, her voice modulated in and out from full to weak. She went in to the ER at Castle Hospital on January 10, where she received various tests, including an x-ray. This x-ray showed something that was labeled as pulmonary nodules.
January 12, she met with an ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat) Specialist. He put a camera down her throat and noticed that her left vocal cords were paralyzed. He fast tracked Jeri to get a CT scan of her throat and chest.
He recommended that Jeri stop teaching until the paralysis in her vocal cords went away, as her ability to teach was hampered by her inability to consistently project her voice.
We met with a cardiothorasic surgeon one week later. He looked at the CT scans and they showed that it appeared that she had stage 4 lung cancer. She didn't have any of the other symptoms of cancer that they asked about: No sudden weight loss, no night sweats, no coughing up blood...Just the persistent cough.
They did a biopsy the same day, on January 17, they confirmed that the cells were cancerous. They speculated that it was lung cancer, and on the 21st they diagnosed her officially with non small cell (sqamouscell carcinoma) cancer of the lungs. This is generally known as a type of lung cancer that smokers get, she has not smoked one cigarette in her life. While this is rare, it is most common that this type of cancer occurs in non smoking young women.
We were diagnosed at the Queens Cancer Center on January 17th. Queens has a dedicated and coordinated team that plans traditional treatments for cancer. They determined that this was a stage 4 cancer as it had started in the left lung and spread to the right lung. It is a large mass that sits above and behind the upper part of the lungs and wraps around the membrane of the heart. It is believed that the cancer has not yet penetrated the heart, but it is already affecting its operation due to its presence, Jeri's heart is pumping at only 80% of a normal heart's ability to pump blood through the body.
To ensure that Jeri gets better, we have been working with a pulmonary specialist (lung doctor) who has been researching and suggesting alternative treatments. He has recommended Intravenous Vitamin C treatments following the protocols of Dr. Riordan out of the Riordan Clinic, along with GcMAF out of a clinic in Japan to eliminate the cancer. The vitamin C will penetrate the acidic cancer cells and change their Ph to a more basic number, killing them, and the GcMAF injections will reactivate the immune system, getting them more active in attacking and removing the cancer.
Our son Jonah is 7 years old.
There is a tough road ahead in the upcoming months for Jeri and her family. She has decided to go the natural route instead of the traditional methods of blasting her body with lethal chemicals. For this to be a success, along with the rigorous treatment regimen, Jeri will need love, laughter and a stress free environment.
Her goal is to rehabilitate in enough time to return to teach at the beginning of the new school year, which is August of 2014. In order to achieve this, we are asking for your support for Jeri and her family in any way that you can.
There will be two fundraising and resource collection goal phases for her treatment that will take about a year of immediate treatment and a long recovery.
The first phase of her recovery will be a combination of two major treatments:
"¢ Vitamin C IV (intravenous), estimated treatments will be three times a week for four months. The vitamin C IV (intravenous) drip is absorbed by cancer cells which think the vitamin C is sugar, their primary source of energy. Within the cell the vitamin C turns into hydrogen peroxide, which changes the Ph in the cell and kills the cancer.
"¢ GcMAF injections, increasing a protein-derived element that our own body produces. These treatments will last six months. The GcMAF is a human protein that mobilizes our immune system in the presence of viruses and malignant cells. This makes our own immune system more aggressive in attacking in the presence viruses and cancer cells. http://www.gcmaf.eu/gcmaf/
We will also be trying a number of additional therapies that should increase the effects of these treatments, like acupuncture, massage, etc. We will update you as they occur.
This first phase of fundraising for $23,700 has a deadline of April 20th, 2014 in order for Jeri to begin immediate treatment using the above combination and also to cover any medical and in-home treatments for four months.
The second phase will be to attend the Gerson Institute in Mexico for three weeks. This will be an intense and aggressive treatment of every waking hour, on the hour with 24 hour staff overseeing Jeri and her progress.
The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization in San Diego, California, dedicated to providing education and training in the Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases. http://gerson.org/gerpress/
The second phase of fundraising for $25,300 has a deadline for May, 20th, 2014 and that will pay for three weeks at Gerson, a round trip ticket to their clinic in Mexico and any medical and in-home treatments for the duration of her recovery.
How you can help?
"¢ DONATE!! it can be anything.. $10.00 to $1,000 dollars no amount is too little and everything helps
"¢ Share Jeri's cause with your friends! Share this link and her story on facebook and email. http://www.gofundme.com/team-jeri
"¢ Donate air-miles! Most airlines fly between Honolulu and Mexico with a stopover in San Diego. She is also allowed to bring a friend or family member free of charge except for the airfare. So if you travel a lot this can be a huge way you can support!
"¢ In-kind donations or gift certificates. There is a huge list of items Jeri and her husband will have to collect to ensure she is doing her treatment properly at home.
"¢ Throw a mini-fundraiser! People love a party and love when it is going to something good:.
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