love&healing

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Raised by 15 people in 28 months
Beberly de Leon  FARGO, ND
A mother’s love

The bond that a mother and her baby share is something profound. Something that expands limitless depths and rises to insurmountable heights. It is endless and enduring.

This type of love is pure. It’s heavenly. It’s unadulterated. It is unapologetically real. It could be the most beautiful thing on this planet. It’s a mother’s love.

Beberly de Leon embodies this love. She is a mother to her two-year-old son Tzen; her greatest and most precious joy.

From Panajachel in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, Beberly was beyond surprised to find out that she was soon to be a mother after being told that a series of health problems had left her sterile and unable to conceive. Tzen was to be born in a matter of months; the miracle she thought was impossible.

“I named him Tzen Florian. Tzen comes from the Maya Mam word ‘nTzen,’ which means smiling one. Florian is derived from the Spanish word for flower and means pure beauty and magic that brings joy to everybody… This is exactly what Tzen means to me,” shared Beberly.

Beberly, who has undocumented Indigenous heritage, has always had a strong relationship with the world around her. To the birds and the trees, to the food we produce and feed our bodies, to the happiness of her people near and far. To the health and wellbeing of Mother Earth. She is an activist for justice and a talented creative, who is deeply passionate about art, photography and dance. She has recently discovered Nritya yoga, otherwise known as ‘yoga of dance,’ and has combined elements of theatre with the practice to unite people and encourage expression.

I was fortunate enough to work alongside Beberly at the United Nations Conference of Sustainable Development in Rio de Janerio in 2012 where she was a youth representative for her community. At the conference, she shared the significant loss of Indigenous traditional values and practices in the production, commercialisation and consumption of food in Guatemala and proposed ways of supporting the small-scale producers and scaling up healthy traditional Indigenous foods that had been outlawed or de-prioritised by large agribusinesses.

To say that I was blown away by her presence there would be an understatement.

Beberly’s loyalty to her community and dedication to the cause is steeped in values and personal beliefs. She is unlike most people. She is strong-minded and unwavers at the sight of risk or impossibility, not afraid to pose the tricky questions and facts. At the same time, she is soft and caring, and envelops her role as a mother with the same fierce passion and love.

But her own health has stopped her in her tracks.

Since a child, she has been very sensitive and reactive to most outside stimuli, which has resulted in liver failure, diabetes at a very young age and the odd symptoms of vertigo. A collection of issues that have stumped doctor after doctor. “I was actually told that I wouldn’t live much longer than 10 more years…

The conclusion was that I had a pelvic inflammatory disease and an ulcer. The pain was unbearable. I was told that I had no choice but to have surgery to remove basically the entire reproductive apparatus, to begin with.”

From a modest family with only enough funds to support day-to-day living, treating Beberly’s ongoing health deterioration was not possible.“We didn’t have the money to follow through with the surgery so didn’t. Yet before long, I came across healers who work from a more holistic perspective. They each diagnosed me with an infection which was in fact in my uterus, triggered by a mercury imbalance in my body.”

This new knowledge instilled a sense of hope. A possibility of a different future.

“I made many lifestyle changes, including to my diet, the products I used, and introduced yoga and meditation to my every day… The tests revealed that the infection had reduced and the ulcer had decreased in size. Then the miracle of conception happened, and with it, my uterus healed completely. Yet, this was only part of my health issues,” Beberly explained.

“Then my friend (more like a sister) asked me one day if I had dark fillings in my teeth – a question I had not yet been asked by the many doctors I have visited for years,” she shared. “My answer: Yes, in almost all of my teeth since I was young,” Beberly added.

Beberly soon discovered that these fillings happened to be mercury amalgams, which are highly toxic but still used by dentists in some countries. “This explained why my liver was failing and why my detox pathway was blocked, causing more mercury to allocate elsewhere in my body. It was an absolute relief to find this out. It explained why I felt extremely fatigued all the time. The story of my health was slowly starting to make sense.”

But the health problems didn’t stop with Beberly. Her baby Tzen too displayed many similar symptoms. “He showed many allergies and infections, including traces of mercury, and then at six months, we were both actually diagnosed with displaying signs in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders - which again were more clues to this never-ending puzzle.”

The causes of ASD are unknown and controversial. The characteristics can range from impaired to superior levels of intellect, delayed or advanced communication skills, social and behavioral detachment, and often a repetitive repertoire of interests and activities.

Research shows that both genetics and the environment though play a key role, and recent studies have suggested that parasite infections, as well as traces of mercury, are linked with many theories, speculations and hypotheses floating around in the medical community.

This got Beberly thinking.

She began to avidly research, scouring journals and websites for more knowledge and clues, and speaking with doctors, healers and friends – anyone who knew anything on the subject – to find answers.

“Tzen is both my reason and purpose, Tzen both leads and guides me like a sun.

He has given me the chance to experience I have a lot more strength that I could have ever imagined. He has made me realize essential things. I feel truly honored for being his mother and try my best to enjoy every change needed, to be grateful for every single moment, to put immense love in every drop of medicine and every prayer, and to look for inner peace. This certainly will guide us to a fulfilling life for both of us,” she shared.

What Beberly discovered was the CD AutismOrganization (including an amazing Facebook group), among others, which confirmed that viruses, bacteria, toxins, heavy metals, parasites, allergies and inflammation are all associated to ASD. The organization claimed that, in fact, ASD could be prevented, treated and cured through adjustments to diet, daily dosages of Chloride Dioxide (a gentle oxidizer which targets bacteria, viruses, yeast and heavy metals) and a Parasite Protocol to rid the body of parasites. Through this treatment, 155+ children have recovered from ASD to normal health.

“We began treatments. Tzen showed major improvements after first changing elements of his diet to a natural and clean eating slate and then incorporating the daily dosage of Chloride Dioxide. Yet one crucial part of the treatment was pending – the parasite protocol.”

“Then at the beginning of the year, Tzen went into severe crisis. He had an ear, urinary and parasitic infection combined with an allergy reaction to food. We got scarily close to losing my baby. After almost ten difficult days of touch and go, my parents were able to borrow some money for the first treatment of the parasite protocol… Now he is actually breathing freely and is communicating again through sight, touch and expression.”

It’s now time though for Tzen to have the complete CD protocol treatment and Beberly desperately needs to have her mercury filling changed and replaced.

Two crucial treatments, which quite frankly, they do not have money for.

Beberly admits that being ill has deeply affected her and the life she and Tzen live, but with the pain, fatigue, irritability and setbacks has been a new perspective. “I read that one must be grateful for the gift of health that is keeping us alive. This surprised me and has had a profound impact on the way I look at health now. No matter how ill we are or how many issues we have, we are alive!

So now I focus on supporting the body's ability to heal,” she explained. “I have personally learnt so much and have experienced the magic of the body's ability to survive and to heal. But most importantly, I’ve learnt that I can’t do it alone and that’s ok. I tried to for a long time but it doesn’t work. I’ve learned that part of healing is actually asking for help.”

“We need help. It’s really difficult for me to say that and to ask for it, yet we do.”

Beyond grateful for all the shows of help they have received from their family and friends up until this point in the way of money, food, shelter and a whole lot of love, Beberly is now asking for help in the way of a donation – even if it is a small contribution – to help her and Tzen receive the treatments that they need.

“I want to be healthy so I can help Tzen and be a better mum, and return to my work of helping others. I want Tzen to know what it feels like to have energy and to be strong, to be able to learn and grow during these very precious formative years into the amazing person he is.”

Infinite gratitude!

“A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a human being to do the impossible” – C. Garretty


Words by Leah Davies, Storyteller at Paper Planes Connect
http://paperplanesconnect.blogspot.com/
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Update 5
Posted by Brittany Sickler
17 months ago
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Wonderful news!
This week I got permission from work to stay at home taking care of Tzen. We started a new protocol who helped him a lot. He is able to eat, sleep and smile again...
Yesterday he hugged me twice! And he has been more talkative... His hugs, his voice... Pure magic!
Two years ago when we found out the diagnosis, and started the treatments, there was an equipment we needed. It was made from plastic or stainless steel. The ideal material was glass and I asked several friends about how to find it, even when we couldn't afford it hehe.
With the donations we received I started looking for it again, my heart jumped out of joy because an Institute in the U.S. (which treats cancer and other chronic conditions with nutrition and biomedical protocols) released a model made of glass just one month ago. And we can get it! Time of the Universe is just perfect, right?
I try to keep this present as tomorrow I go back to work... My heart prays for strength and guidance... And keeps feeling infinite gratitude.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3
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Update 4
Posted by Brittany Sickler
17 months ago
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Our heart is bursting with gratitude. We have known love through your support, caring words and prayers...

There was enough strength to do extra hours on the weekend, that will help by the end of next month. It affected us a lot yet it was necessary. I won't be able to do it again soon though, maybe the next weekend. Also I keep of searching other ways to generate income as being a lot of time at work made that Tzen had seizures.
Tzen... He has been through a lot... Fortunately he reacts really well to the treatments. So I try my best to find what is needed for them.

We keep on trying.

We thank deeply all of you who take care of us!
Tons of light and love!
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Update 3
Posted by Brittany Sickler
17 months ago
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Several months ago, during a crisis, we went with Tzen to a playground hoping he would be able to play. When we got here he lay down and his sight was lost. In that very moment I heard my heart cry and say inside me: Oh please, don't let them take him away. As early that year parasites almost took him away. He turned around and looked directly at me, slowly closed his eyes and smiled a bit as saying "I'm here and everything it's alright"... Then he turned back looking nowhere. I was amazed as he heard me without me saying a word and also reassured me... He showed me that he is in that precious body that has to go through so much pain. Whenever I have the opportunity I whisper to him: love you, I know you're there and I absolutely love you. Even when he has a meltdown or is hitting me, when he smiles and plays.
These days have brought the crisis for Tzen, that's the best word I can find to describe the several symptoms and the difficulties to interact and handle his emotions. It's like watching him fading away... And I try to remember that night when he made me feel I can trust that everything it's alright...
We have received so much help. I have been working since 6 months now, even when I thought I wouldn't be able until completing the treatments. We have done as much as we can. Yet the income hasn't been enough to cover the basic living and the medicines needed for the protocols. I have worked extra time and plan on work a bit more hours... The only thing its that Tzen's crisis is getting worse and I feel afraid that time is not enough. It's amazingly hard for me to ask for help when I would really like being the one who helps others. There is a 7 years old boy on the Autism spectrum that have been getting better after changing the diet and following the protocol we started with Tzen. At work I spoke with a mom who has an autoimmune condition and a little boy who is also affected by allergies. I offered to share information and experiences about natural and biomedical treatments. Also I have been able to share natural medicines (specially essential oils) and watching my friends at work get better it's simply wonderful.
All this has made me realize I could ask for help being sure that will allow me to help other families and little ones.
So whatever form your help can be sent to us as prayers, love or money... it means so much to us and we greatly appreciated it. Our heart it's overflowing with gratitude... And I honestly continue to look for ways to share as much as I can and help others.
Sending healing light and tons of love to all and each of you...
<3 Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3
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Update 2
Posted by Brittany Sickler
26 months ago
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The first nineteen days of the year...
We visited the place where Tzen was born, as our uncle is working there, and had a great time with family. When we got back to my parent's town, lil one started to feel sick. Then he got pretty ill. It seemed like the last year crisis, some fear also appeared. It made me realize all that we have been through, that made it entirely different. I had confidence that we could find a way. And being able to afford the medicines on time and good food was simply amaizing. 
Just as he started to feel better, we got bitten by a mosquito with a terrible virus called "chikunguya"...
My soul sister told me about papaya leaves juice. There is a papaya tree at my mom's yard, which was cultivated by our grandma. We prepared and took the juice, which saved us. It supports the immune system and the liver function, so it is also something that will help us in our healing path.
Now we are back in the city: preparing to start treatments with the holistic odontologist, prioritizing the next steps to take from the protocols, and planning on how to share with others what we are learning.
These nineteen days have proven that this year comes with healing.
Gratitude continues to grow in our heart. <3
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Raised by 15 people in 28 months
Created November 25, 2014
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