You hear about people going through “Stuff” in their life and you never ever in your wildest imagination think that you could be one of those people. Let me tell you, I was one of those that thought that bad things wouldn’t happen to me. I’m not saying that I didn’t have my share of hardships but nothing like this.
I was diagnosed with cancer almost three years ago. It was truly the news I thought I would never hear. I can’t begin to explain how I felt when I got the news. I have a strong faith and I knew my Lord Jesus Christ would bring me through this time in my life and He is.
I went to the doctor and went through treatment, in fact several rounds of different types of treatment. In this post though, I don’t want to belabor my course of treatment but more so about where I am right now.
You see, I have a strong and supportive family. I have a wonderful husband who really understands and is truly there for me in the good times and definitely in the not so good times. My family, at home and in my church, means the world to me.
But as I continue through this journey of reaching for life and wellness I feel a need for people in my life like I have never felt before.
The doctors told me a few months ago after completing my last round of treatment that the cancer continues to grow and that they didn’t feel there was anything else they could do.
To be honest I am not 100% sold on Western medicine, but that was all that was available to me at the time.
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Still relying on my faith in God and His ability to heal through any means He chooses I continue to believe in a healing. I know without a doubt that everything I go through He is not only by my side going through it with me, He is holding my hand.
That’s when I realized I was never supposed to go through this ordeal in my life alone. I know many people don’t want to talk about it. And believe me denial is easy to do when you have something hard to face.
It’s not easy to talk about what I feel and what I am going through now. But I am not ready to give up and the only peace I have right now is continuing to fight for life and wellness. It is a daily reach I have to put my body, mind, and soul into with the help and grace of God.
If I can give hope or inspiration to one person who is going through something similar to me it’s worth it. If I can help one person begin to understand and empathize with what a friend or family member with cancer is going through, it’s worth it.
I don’t have a lot of energy on most days but I refused to just sit and give in. I do what, and as much as I can each day.
I need your help. I need you to join me. You can do this by joining my Facebook group, reading and following my blog and my YouTube channel.
Your encouragement means the world to me. Just knowing you are out there means a lot.
Other options of treatment.
While the doctors are raising their hands and saying that there is nothing else they can do, that does not mean there is not viable and successful treatment available, it’s just not here in the United States.
There is a clinic in South America that has a pretty high success rate. I did some research on them and they are reputable. Not cheap, but terribly expensive by American standards either.
Of course my insurance does not cover any treatment outside of what I have already received.
As I did further research on treatment outside of the United States I found that there is a travel industry around “Medical Tourism”. This is where people go to other countries for medical treatment.
The medical treatment is often very good and effective. It is treatment that is not in the United States because it is not approved by the FDA. But the treatment is effective and in many cases better than what we have here in the United States.
The cost of the treatment is $57,000. That’s not pocket change by any standard, but it’s not a lot compared to what the cost of treating cancer in the United States at a specialty clinic. The place I am looking at is a specialty clinic for treating cancer.
The cost of medical care is much cheaper and often better in other countries. That is why so many people today go out this country to seek quality medical attention.
The cost quoted is the complete cost of the complete treatment. It covers the medical care, the travel, and lodging.
I am raising the money any way I can. I am saving pennies, my friends and family are having yard sales, and other people have made contributions on my “Go Fund Me Account”.
I don’t want to do this alone. I want to take as many people as I can along on this journey. I want to share the successes and the hurdles with you. I want to take you day by day with me along on this trip.
It won’t cost you a thing to come along. Just join me.
If you however find it in your heart to help financially I would be grateful for that too. Any gift and any amount is helpful.
A friend of mine said to me. “Kandice, you only need 2850 people to donate $20 and you will have the money you need to get the treatment. When you break it down it is definitely doable.
The thing is I don’t have a lot of time. I do need to raise the money to be able to receive this treatment and soon.
If you would like to know more about the treatment and the where it is at, feel free to email me and I will personally respond and answer your questions.
Thank you for you support and being there for me during this journey in my life. I know you are not here by accident, but by the grace of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Ephesians 3:20