Sam's Treatment Fund

$57,311 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 504 people in 20 months
Created November 30, 2017
Have you ever met someone for the first time, who has left a lasting, positive impression on you? Someone that smiles with their eyes and warms your soul to the core? This is Sam. Sam is a sister, daughter, teacher and friend. Her mother, Janet LeBlanc says that Sam has always been kind, caring and a great friend to all. She is loyal, intelligent and has an adorable sense of humour. Sam navigates this world in high frequency, living with intention, and inspiring others to as well. This precious soul is one that this world is so fortunate to have.

Sam has been diagnosed with stage T3 adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer, in her lungs. She has had surgery to remove a 12cm mass that left a 30cm scar extending down her back. Sam will need additional treatment to heal, off work, for as many months necessary. She's still undergoing tests to determine what further treatment will look like. This may lead to chemotherapy, radiation or holistic treatments.

Through her practice as a yoga teacher, Sam inspires strength and extends support, which is exactly what she needs from us right now. Sam will require extended medical care, like massage and physiotherapy, as well as Naturopathic medicine, to manage her pain and stabilize her immune system.

Our goal is to raise enough money so Sam can choose which treatment option is best for her situation, so she can focus her energy on beating cancer without financial stress.

Any amount helps Sam through this difficult time, and you know you will feel her hug from wherever you are, in gratitude.
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A month ago Sam went through surgery to remove the tumour from her leg that spread from her lungs. She went in feeling quite strong. She was sent home with no restrictions expecting a pretty speedy recovery. However that hasn’t been the case. Because of the pain in her body she has been on extended bed rest which has been causing other problems in her body especially her sensitive lungs. We aren’t totally sure at this point what is going on but she is having a hard time breathing. Her breathing has become very limited so we had to source out private oxygen. It is difficult for her to talk as well. We are doing our best to treat and make sure she is comfortable. She needs a lot of support, love and prayer from a distance because she doesn’t have the energy for visitors and she needs to heal. Please keep messages to a minimum as even that takes a lot of energy for her to respond at the moment. I know this may be hard to understand and you all want to be there for Sam but it is very draining for her to give any energy out right now as she needs it all for her healing. We are looking to send her to a clinic in Mexico (Hope for Cancer) if things don’t shift soon. They have some of the best treatments for stage 4 cancer in the world. Please don’t worry, fear is the last vibration we need. She’s strong and she will get through it.
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I need you to understand the overflowing amount of gratitude I have for you all. I don’t know if I will ever be able to thank you enough for what you have done for me. I am blessed with endless love & support from my community. You have rallied around me, collectively coming together shrouding me in love, prayer, hope, protection, peace, & freedom to choose a healing journey that I know is true in my heart. It has been the greatest gift & I could not be doing this without you. When I say that it makes me wonder where I would be if I never shared my story, if I never ever put it out there, if I never asked for any help. I am proud of myself for finding the courage to shine the light on my truth, putting my story out there to be seen & heard. I followed the pull to share my story rather than keep it hidden behind fear of judgement & shame which would have kept me in a very dark place. I had to set my ego aside because I knew the strength lived in my vulnerability & with sharing I got to receive the love & support that I needed so badly. I had no other choice than to be brave & ask for help because my life depended on it. Let me tell you, being vulnerable is terrifying but so liberating once you find the courage to just let go of all constraints & say what you need to say.

I had to learn how to receive, something I was never very good at before but I no longer had a choice. I had to learn to say no. I had to learn to say yes. I had to learn how to stand my ground. I had to learn how to make hard decisions & to stick to my guns. With practice, I had to learn how to trust myself & my intuition relentlessly. I had to learn how to set boundaries. I had to learn how to be selfish even when it felt wrong because I can’t give anyone or anything much of my sacred energy because I need to keep it all to heal. I had to learn patience because this slow process. I have had to give myself so much compassion when I have to face what hurts the most & push through the discomfort because the healing is on the other side of all of that. The only way out is through. I have had to remind myself to rise up again & again remembering that I am bigger than this.

I don’t want you to feel bad for me. I need you to believe in me. I need your love & positive energy. I don’t need fear, worry, or to be treated differently like I’m sick. One thing I can’t stand is when people use the word sick towards me. I do not believe that I’m sick. Please don’t use that language around me because words hold power. My eyes & smile are shining brighter than ever. I radiate good vibes & my soul is a magnet for magic. I am healthy, vibrant & alive.

I asked my family doctor if she can explain why I’m doing so well because when I walked into her office last week I surprised her & she said I’m doing a lot better than she expected. She said it’s because I went into this in otherwise perfect health & because of my young age. She tells me that I am an anomaly & that my strength + stubbornness is working in my favour. I think she’s right, however I also think a lot of it goes to my innate gifts of strength & courage, my ability to listen to my intuition, the way I live unapologetically & the way I stay integral to myself over anything else.

That being said, my experience is an emotional rollercoaster with dark stormy days & lots of tears. My energy has highs & lows. I need a lot of space & alone time to rest. I can’t fully commit to much right now. I can’t plan too far into the future. I say no to things that drain me. I say yes to things that excite me. Spontaneous adventures thrill me because they make me feel alive. I have been generously gifted a plethora of beautiful experiences over the last year that have filled my soul to the brim with love. These feelings of pure joy create high healing vibrations & I know for sure is my most potent medicine because it wakes my spirit up to the present moment & that’s where all of the magic lives.

What I need right now is your support to keep going. I need to revamp my treatment plan & do whatever it takes to get this dis-ease out of body. I am not fighting it or up against it, I am working with it. I love & accept my whole body, even the scary cells that have the ability to take me out because I know that I am safe & I am healing.

I am open to all of the infinite possibilities. I believe in magic. My faith is stronger than my fear. My wings are big & I am flying through this with fierce grace. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, love, light, & all of your sweet support. I truly couldn’t do this without you. Thank you, I love you.

This is my current treatment plan:

- High dose vitamin C ivs weekly
- Nebulizing glutathione antioxidants into my lungs
- Regular meetings with my naturopath Dr. Alana Berg discussing my healing plan & process
- Supplements
- Mistletoe homeopathic remedy from Germany. Integrative cancer therapy. https://www.helixor.com/integrative-cancer-therapy/mistletoe-therapy/
Helixor - Mistletoe therapy
The white-berry mistletoe has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times. For 100 years it has also been proven in integrative oncology.
- Use food as medicine
- Travel to Mexico to do more treatment with Dr. Deigo Navarro – he has the freedom to practice different treatments that are not available in Canada
- Emotional healing
- Energy medicine
- Take lots of rest
- Spend lots of time outside
- YOGA & meditation
- Breathe deeply
- Be present
- Enjoy life
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It’s been hard for me to put this into words & has taken me a long time to do it, so here it is.

I have been getting asked the same questions over & over because the people who know me are genuinely concerned & curious about how I’m doing, & some are maybe having a hard time fully understanding what I’m going through because of how healthy I look. I have been asked things like: if I’m going to be ok, if I’m in the clear, if the cancer is gone, if I’ve gotten any recent scans to see where things are at.

To answer your questions, I am currently living with a serious dis-ease. Most days I’m good, some days I’m not. I have this complex in my mind about everything. I can go from feeling like I am a full-blown miracle child to oh fuck, am I doomed & naïve to think that there’s a way out of this? Every day is a battle in my mind more than anything else. I don’t usually share this because it’s a bit dark but it’s very real. I feel like I have been rocked by a colossal wave that I somehow have to surrender to & ride the wave. It’s full on & it’s intense. Most days I choose not to stress over the status of the cancer because over everything I am trying to enjoy my life & not give it power over me. I let go of worrying about getting regular scans because they are full of radiation & they cause more fear + anxiety, all things I don’t need.

As reluctant as I’ve been to getting more scans, I have been experiencing pain in my left upper quad muscle that’s gotten persistently worse over that last few months, restricting movement & disrupting my sleep. Last week I booked a scan because I’ve got these abnormal cells that don’t die kind of running wild in my body so I had a feeling it could be something a little more serious than a knot.

I got the results & the cancer is definitely not gone. It’s active & we just found more. A 5cm intermuscular mass in my quad. (basically, a lime is living there. (rude, where’s the tequila? keeping it light ok)) The lung cancer cells have travelled, set up camp & have been growing 2mm away from my femur bone. Yes, I know this seems bad however I am trusting the process & I see this is just another thing I have to work with. It’s more information leading me into different direction. It doesn’t scare me. I got this.

I will have more information next week after meeting with my oncologist to get the rest of my results from my CT scans on my lungs, the rest of my torso + my leg. I will also be seeing a surgeon next week because I will most likely need to get surgery to get it out as soon as possible. More battle scars = more bad ass.

What I have is labeled by conventional doctors as a fatal, incurable disease. Stage 4 metastatic lung cancer. I was told one year ago that I had 6 months to live if I left it untreated, 1-2 years with conventional treatment that the doctors know won’t work for me because there is no conventional cure for what they think I have. In their eyes, it would give me more time, so they see that as a win. This option would require me to go against everything I believe in, surrendering my body to a doctor who I have no connection with, allowing them to inject poison into my veins in hopes to give me more time to live, while giving away my quality of life, my power, my vitality, my hair, my vibrancy, all of my strength & my conscious will to live. To me that is not a life, that is a living hell & it makes zero sense to me. At this point I knew the conventional doctors couldn’t help me with anything other than x-ray pictures & surgery. With a burning fire within me to find another way, my brave heart took a leap of faith off of a cliff, diving into the mysterious waters of the unknown because this felt safer & more enjoyable to me.

I chose alternative treatment with naturopathic doctors. I chose to use food as medicine, feeding my body with more plants because I need to nourish it with alkalinity. I chose to take out all refined sugar, meat, dairy & alcohol from my diet because these things are acidic & feed cancer cells. They are also detrimental to my immune system & state of mind, the two things I need to be at their best so I can thrive. I chose to invest in a water ionizer to purify my water making it alkaline & drink a lot of it. I chose to change my lifestyle & lead a much more pure way of being. I chose to follow my heart. I chose to do things that fill my soul because that’s what life is about. I chose to learn more about natural healing & holistic nutrition. I chose to go deeper inside of myself to heal, doing the hard work to get down to the darkest roots of it all. I chose to work with healers from different realms; holistic medicine, energy medicine & plant medicine. I chose to take charge of my health because I am the boss of my existence & I will make the calls, not a heartless doctor. I’ve got my warrior combat boots on, I am walking confidently down a path of faith & there’s no turning back.

We all have the power to heal. Our bodies know how to heal. It is our responsibility to take control of our health & it takes a lot more work than mindlessly taking a pill to treat the symptoms, being totally passive to the process. That does not fix the problem. It covers it up. The healing process is body, mind & spirit, connected as one.

The challenge with alternative medicine is there is no funding behind it. There isn’t enough evidence around it because all of the money goes into conventional medicine, not naturopathic. Nothing of it backed by the government, nothing is supported because they don’t have the numbers. In cases like mine, when the conventional medical system doesn’t have anything to offer because they don’t have a cure, the alternative is not offered. My options were to take the free treatment & let it destroy me or go the opposite direction to try healing in a way that resonates with me, that won’t harm me, will boost my immune system & infuse my body with resilience rather than savagely attacking it as if my body is the location for some kind of battle field killing everything in sight. No thank you. The choice was obvious to me, all I needed was the key to the door of infinite possibilities: support.

Refer to second update for rest of story!
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*** Sam is doing neural therapy NOT immunotherapy as perviously stated in the last update***
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$57,311 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 504 people in 20 months
Created November 30, 2017
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