Calling all Angels: Medical Fund

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Calling All Human-Angels

My beloved husband Kim has a heart of gold.  For the last 25 years he's spent his life in service to others. As a Healing Arts Practitioner, he has helped many people improve their lives.  He's offered a path to pull people out of the shadows so they can transcend all kinds of difficulties to find inner peace. But now, Kim really needs your help in his quest to heal from cancer.   In October 2017, Kim was diagnosed with Stage 4, Base of Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma which has migrated to his lymph glands. Surgery is not possible due to the complicated location of the tumor. 

Kim's Treatment Plan

Kim is receiving MTET: "Multi Targeted Epigenetic Therapy" with Dr. Nezami in Newport Beach, CA. This is a cutting edge,  Epigenetic cancer treatment with an impressive success rate. It generates results, even with very advanced cancer patients who were sent home to die by their doctors.  Dr. Nezami looks at the genetic profile of the individual cancer (with specialized lab tests).  And he utilizes advanced molecular technologies to match tumors with the treatments that will give the best response.   Kim's genetic tests revealed the specific pathways that need to be addressed in his case.  And he also tested positive for Circulating Tumor Cells. These are cancer cells that have detached from the primary tumor and travel through the bloodstream, with the potential to affect other parts of the body.  

Because of the Circulating Tumor Cells, Dr. Nezami says that Radiation would be a bad idea as a first course of action.  It might shut down the activity of Kim's tumors,  but it wouldn't do anything to address the Circulating Tumor Cells.   In fact, Kim was at high risk for further metastasis and recurrence.  In essence, radiation would have bought Kim some time (while creating misery from side effects) but it would cause a much bigger disaster later on down the road. Once they radiate your mouth / throat, and you have a cancer recurrence, the radiation cannot be repeated again. There is simply too much damage to healthy tissue. All they can do is bust open your jaw to remove your tongue, and then resect your lymph glands.

Instead, Dr. Nezami is treating Kim's cancer at it's source: The stem cells. Kim receives this treatment by IV drip. He's getting three bags a day of high dose, non-toxic Nutraceuticals, which takes 6 hours per day.  Kim has completed 3 weeks so far and is heading into week 4.   He's also on three different pharmacuetical prescription drugs for 6 weeks. These are not chemo drugs, but they go after some of the genetic targets in question.  Blood tests were taken after the 2 week mark to monitor progress.  The results were absolutely amazing! It showed that Kim is responding beautifully to the treatment.   Some of his markers have already come into the normal range, but they still need to get his circulating tumor cell count below threshold. This may take a few more weeks.  Once all the cancer in the blood is fully under control, they will discuss whether or not Kim needs to do Proton Radiation as a second line of defense to finish off the tumors. Proton is a type of radiation that results in less collateral damage than Intensity Modulated Radiation.  It is a better option that will help preserve Kim's future quality of life and reduce suffering.

There is no one anywhere offering quite what Dr. Nezami offers. So we feel really lucky to have found him right here in California. Kim is in the right place to get the right kind of help. And we are confident this will move things in the right direction.   During all of this, Kim continues with his intensive Health Food / Cleansing / Juicing Protocols. 

Please Partner with Us to Help Kim Heal and Preserve his Quality of Life

Join us in Kim's journey as he pursues his best chance for the least destructive treatment possible.  Even if you can only contribute $10, or $20,  every small amount helps.  Thank you for your Love and Support, and most of all, Thank you for caring.

How These Funds Will be Used

Our goal of $15,000 contributes towards part of the overall cost of MTET.  So far, Kim's medical debt has gone over $30,000 and is steadily climbing. If Kim proceeds to Proton Radiation, this will cost an additional $40,000.  We have been warned by the doctor that Kim's insurance probably won't cover Proton.   And beyond this, he will still need monthly follow up infusions for a few years in order to keep him cancer-free for the long haul.  MTET is not covered by insurance either.  100% of funds raised here will go towards Kim's cancer treatment. 

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Get to know Kim Personally

To learn more about Kim and his professional life you can visit here: Kim's Hypnotherapy Practice

Let's keep Kim around for many more years!  Hear him playing his beautiful Native American Flute in this Video: 

Learn all about Dr. Nezami on his website http://www.allcancercare.com/

Or watch this fascinating Lecture by Dr. Nezami on YouTube

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Hello everyone. I want to give you all a update on Kim's treatment status. So far, he has completed 4.5 weeks of Epigenetic Treatment. We got the last batch of test results, and there is good news to share. Kim's circulating tumor cell count has gone down again. So with each test, he is showing positive progress. Since his treatment path is working, he will continue on it. At the moment, Kim is in "waiting" mode. He's not receiving IV's, but he is still taking his oral Medications. Soon he will see an Oncologist in Fresno who works closely with Dr. Nezami. There may be some immune therapies that can further help with Kim's tumor type. A sample from Kim's earlier surgical biopsy was tested against medicines that may be effective. And several solutions were indicated. Additionally, Kim will have a CT Scan to determine if his tumors have shrunk. After that, Dr. Nezami will figure out whether or not Kim needs to come in for more IV's or not. We wish all of this could happen faster, and medical appointments were available sooner. But it takes time, and we are doing our best to be patient. Also, we are reminding ourselves that it takes years and years for cancer to develop. And it's not reasonable to expect it to disappear overnight either! It's a process. What I can tell you is that Kim looks and feels great. His lymph glands seem smaller than they ever have since this started. And we are just grateful to be getting a highly customized form of treatment. Extensive genetic testing of cancer in each person doesn't normally happen in Oncology. Everyone is put into the same standardized box. I can't imagine any scenario where Kim should be placed in that box! It's scary to go off the grid and do a different, innovative kind of treatment. And believe me, we have been criticized for it. But I'm so glad we pressed on to find doctors who will actually do something progressive and customized! It may be a month or more before I have another update, but I will let you all know what's happening. Thanks for reading, and blessings to you all.
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Hello everyone. I have a quick update about Kim's progress. More of his blood tests have come in and they are showing a 50% improvement in his circulating tumor cell count. He is not yet below threshold, but he is getting there steadily. Dr. Nezami has asked him to come in for a fourth week of continuous treatment. And it looks like he will do this at the Fresno, CA office starting on Monday. After that, the doctor will run tests again to see where things stand. Kim is looking great and feeling pretty good too. But all of his tumor sites are unusually inflamed right now and bothering him. It was explained to us that this treatment strips the tumors of it's defenses and strengthens the immune system to attack. So there is a war going in there and it's really no surprise that things are so inflamed. Overall, it's all great news to share!
It's happening!
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Hello everyone!

Kim has fantastic news.  After 2 weeks of treatment with Dr. Nezami, lab tests have come in again.   We are still waiting for some of the results.  But two important things are here:

1) VEGF  (vascular endothelial growth factor)

2) Tgf-b1 (Transforming growth factor Beta 1)

Let's start with the first one:  VEGF.   It was explained to me that this has to do with angiogenesis, or blood supply to the tumor. It describes tumor aggressiveness, ability of the tumor to grow and feed itself.   Normal is 115.   Kim's original report showed it at 275.    The new test shows this number has dropped to 193.    That's a 50% improvement after only 2 weeks treatment!

Next is the Tgf-B1.   Dr. Nezami said this correlates with survival, (cancer growth and metastasis).   Normal is 6,600.    Kim's was at 34,385.   Dr. Nezami didn't tell us this, because he didn't want to scare us, but he was deeply concerned, as it is a difficult number to get lowered. KIm's was obviously really high.   After 2 weeks of MTET treatment, Kim's number is now 6,200.  This is in the normal range!  The Dr. was extremely impressed and happy with this result. 

We are still waiting for the German Test, which will take another week to arrive. But that will show where the circulating tumor cell count is at.  

What's next for Kim:

We can see that the treatment is working beautifully.  Kim is at the end of week 3. And Dr. Nezami wants him to continue for another full week.  After that, he will only need maintenance infusions once per month for an indefinite period of time. Kim is going to stay the course with Dr. Nezami's recommended plan for treatment and take this thing over the finish line.   It would not be possible without all of you beautiful angels. Thanks for contributing towards saving Kim's life and future quality of life. And it's Kim's birthday in a few days. Can you think of a better birthday present?   Let's all celebrate.

Love and Blessings,

Angela Bothwell
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Hello beautiful Angels. Kim is blown away by all of your support and wants to extend a big Thank You. He made this video from his treatment room in order to send his message of gratitude to you all. He's a little groggy and spaced-out from all the medicine in his infusions. But he feels great and he wanted to play you another song on his flute! Today Kim is getting the labs tests again. By next week we will have the results of the tests and we will know exactly how he is responding to the MTET Treatment. We are very hopeful because Kim has met people here who are very advanced cases, and they are getting amazing results. We know the same thing can happen for Kim. Keep him in your prayers. Love and Blessings to you.
Kim wants to say Thank You to Everyone!
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