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Help Mary Win Over Cancer

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Hi. My name is Mary and I am a 42 year old mom, sister, wife and a nana to a most precious granddaughter who I affectionately call "The Miko's".
This is my THIRD diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer that I received in the past 7 years.  To say That I am in a battle for my life is not an understatement. 
When I was 34 I awoke one morning in my bed trying to get my bearings to start a new day and felt a warm sensation on my breast my finger went right to it where I felt a lump.  The voice my intuition said"It's cancer".  At the time I had no health insurance as I was a small business owner and could not afford it. So I ran around the city that I lived looking for a free mammogram. Guess what? No Free mammogram because I did not fit the criteria the #1 being I was not 40  years old. So i finally was able to be seen at a local womens clinic by 9 different doctors that told me that I was fine, it normal to get lumpy breast as you get older etc... But I persevered and after  several months of being  given the run a round I was able to have an ultra sound and a mammogram. I was told well we see something but lets keep an eye on it. 
In my ignorance I didn't even know I should have insisted on a biospy. I
was very blessed to move 3 months later back to the East Coast where I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer one week after arriving. Needless to say I was devastated, angry, and also relieved. I love sharing that story with any and everyone who is willing because  it's so important to LISTEN to your inner voice.
It would not allow me to give up  and that is why I believe I am still alive today, that and the mercy and grace of God.
So after doing all of the traditional chemo, radiation, cutting, splicing. my cancer returned 2 years later in the lymph nodes.  Had several rounds of radiation.  And  now the the monster is back, angry and stronger.   Its has metastasized to my bones and it is the worst pain ever.  I have small holes in my bones and the medicine I am taking is supposed to alleviate the pain but does not.
My family is drowning  in medical bills.  I am not working due to my illness and my husband pays all our bills working 7 days days a week at three jobs.  My medical bills, treatment are very   expensive and we are trying raise money to cover our bills before they come and get one our children as a form of  payment. lol  Just a little levity in an extreme situation. But seriously I am a person that loves people and Have spent most of my life serving others. That is my  lifes purpose.  And with your love, prayers, positive energy and you sharing my story I will be able to beat back this enemy one last time. Thank you for your time and donation.
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Peace and Blessing to my friends family and supporters, The last couple of months have been good I have gained 20 lbs and was on a a regiment that was working up until recently. I had my doctors appointment and my tumor markers shot up to an astronomical amount almost double the amount that is was several months ago when it was really bad. So we are going to continue with our efforts to raise the money for my treatment so that I may continue to mother my children, be a pain in the neck to my husband lol... and grand parent my little princess. In the months that I have been feeling well I was blessed to start a community- based agriculture program called Avas Gardens. We turn under utilized back and front yards into vegetable garden and herbal gardens. We share seeds, expertise and will be holding community canning classes and herbal preservation classes. This project is so important to me and it has been a long time coming. It marries my love of nature with my love of service to people. Give a person a bag groceries and they will eat for a day but teach a person to grow their own food then he/she will be able to feed their family into perpetuity.


I am in urgent need of your help our goal has not been met. Please like and share and most importantly donate. Thank you!
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Peace and Blessings to all so good news first I've gained 3 pounds. I've lost about 20 since June. I go the results from my latest which was not at all good. Mass on my lung is bigger and a new mass on my liver where there was none just three months ago. I was expecting not so great news but it's hard. It's been a difficult week and I could do is throw myself into working on the campaign to get the word out and doing comforting and working with others that where I find real fulfillment and any hope. Serving others in when you are going through a trail really lifts the spirits. I want to thank everyone again who has shared our link who has thought about me and my children and prayed for my well being. your words of kindness makes me feel so not alone. There is an epidemic of women dying at my age and younger leaving young children behind. I have a brand new granddaughter that is pure sweetness and I would love to see her grow up go to her spelling bee and dance recitals. Again thank you and if you will share the link and our story. Much Love.
My Granddaugther(The Mikos) Namiko
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Peace and Blessings,

Today we went to see the oncologist and we were meet with some more bad news. My tumor markers are through the roof. So the therapy I was on to stop the growth of tumors is not working at all and has gotten worst since my last appointment.

I am seeking alternative treatment in Mexico. As there really is nothing that has worked and my health is deteriorating. We have done research and talked with a friend who was helped so we make our appeal as time is of the essence. Please share our story. If we have 1,000 facebook friends give $5.00. We'd raise $5,000 that would pay for our travel and accommodations and some Medications. We are asking that you share our link and make an appeal to friends ,and family to donate between at least $5.00 to our campaign. Thank you .Thank you. God Bless.
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Ivan and I are really blessed to have the friends and family that we have and have been touched by the kindness of strangers. I have been through much as far as western medicine and it has ran its course. i have done their therapies and it has left my body in a compromised situation where my immune system is so weakened that is take alot to fight of a common cold. Many people have found success and have beat back their illness with with alternative medicine. Which is the route that we are taking. We have come to the end of the road and my try something else as everything that Ive been instructed to do has only further poisoned my body. So we are ecstatic to announce that we have found a clinic that specializes in stage 4 cancer in Mexico. I have been accepted as a patient They do not accept health insurance so we must pay for the treatment, follow up , hotel travel to and from at home treatment etc... So thatwhere your assistance comes in first your prayers and your positive energy projected towards us, your sharing of our link and donations. Your prayers have really been awesome I went from staying in bed for days and barely able to walk to being able to get up for prayer and cook. So as I said in my original post my husband Ivan works 3 jobs one fulltime job, his business E&E Tree Service (he's an arborist) and security partime. To say he is hard working is an understatement . I am very grateful for his hard work and sacrifice. I will be hosting a baking fundraiser to help raise the funds for my treatment. As the book says "God helps those who help themselves". So if you are in Tulsa, OK you can email me at sparklebrightc@gmail.com for orders. Again thank you.
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