Cancer Sucks: Lucy and Her Tumor
On June 21, 2012 Lucy was mountain biking in Tsali campground. She was halfway through her ride when she started feeling dizzy, nauseated and her legs and arms started to go numb. When she got back to camp she laid down in the tent and became very sick to her stomach and shaky. My daughter, Whitney, called 911 and an ambulance took them both to the nearest hospital where they did tests to make sure she didn't have a stroke. She didn't, however, through a CT scan, they found what is called a glioma on the left frontal lobe of her brain. She was rushed to Asheville, NC to get an MRI in order to back up the earlier doctors findings, and they confirmed that it is in fact a brain tumor called an Astrocytoma. What happened in the tent and what she was experiencing on the bike trail was a seizure caused by swelling in her brain.The neurologist she spoke with gave her a couple options: surgery, chemo-therapy and radiation. However, it is not fast growing and she has plenty of time to seek alternative forms of therapy. There are terrible side-effects to chemo and radiation and often times they cause more harm than they do good (not that it doesn't and hasn't worked for lots of people, she is just trying something more fitting to her lifestyle while she can).She will be moving forward with a program called The Gerson Therapy. It is a very strict dietary regimen that has cured many different kinds of cancers and illnesses including Astrocytomas. For more information visit www.gerson.org and read all about this amazing way of life.The Gerson Therapy is a very intensive, organic diet and they recommend you visit a clinic for 3 weeks to adapt to this new way of life. She will need to do the therapy for 2 years and the 3 week stay at a clinic is VITAL to succeeding in curing this tumor. But like all things having to do with cancers or tumors, treatment is expensive. The 3 week therapy and clinic, and the tools she'll need when she gets home, comes to about $20,000. No one can raise this money alone, but with everyone giving the little that they can, we'll help her get there in no time. We cannot help her raise this money without the help of those that love her and care about her. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please repost it or pass it along so that others may know and feel inspired to help Lucy on her journey.
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