Melondy applied for the Answers for Angels grant during the month of November which is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Answers for Angels (AFA) a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all-volunteer organization offers programs and services to support individuals and/or families impacted by cancer. As a rule AFA awards $350 to individuals, but during the month of November, AFA awards $500 in memory of 2 very important individuals to our organization who also had lung cancer.
Melondy is a single parent undergoing treatment for lung cancer at a hospital in Oak Lawn. On May 17, 2018 she had surgery to remove the tumors and since then she is in excruciating pain. She has concerns and fears of not having a roof over her and her 10-month old baby’s head, not having enough money to pay rent, utilities, and groceries. Her concerns and fears were growing so much so that throughout the day, she would look at her baby, count to 10 and take a few deep breaths to help reduce the stress.
With your help, Answers for Angels paid for Melondy’s Commonwealth Edison and Nicor Gas bills and provided a Wal-Mart gift card for groceries and household items for her and her little baby which totaled $500.
All of us at Answers for Angels, Melondy and her baby value our donors and we are very thankful for your consideration of cancer patients and their families.
Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!
Katie Davis, President
Most middle school boys are concerned with playing sports after school, playing video games, or taking up new hobbies in their spare time. Well, one middle school boy in Atlanta, Georgia, does all of this, and more. One hobby of his is a bit extraordinary: searching for a way to fight cancer.
After 12-year-old Stephen Litt became aware of two family friends being diagnosed with breast cancer, he decided to do something about it. He began researching and found that decreased rates of the disease in Japan might be due to certain antioxidants found in green tea. Stephen wanted to test this theory and see if these antioxidants could ward off cancer cells in planaria (worms) since they are known to have stem cells that mimic cancerous cells.
Stephen and his father purchased the necessary materials for the project and began conducting scientific experiments in search of their answer. He used experimental and controlled groups of planaria in his research and studied the results under a microscope that his grandparents gave him.
His findings showed that there might actually be a link between the green tea antioxidants and fighting cancerous cells. Stephen went on to win local and state competitions with his science project and was invited to tour a real research lab at Tuft University shortly after. In the future, he would like to transplant human cancerous cells into the planaria to see if the green tea antioxidants will have the same effect. To read the full CNN story on Stephen and his work, click here.
Who knows what the future has in store for this remarkable young man! We had to share his story because wanting to help others in such a major way, and at such a young age, is a very special thing. We tip our hats to you, Stephen, and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. With bright minds like these popping up in the younger generation, we can certainly hope that finding the cure for cancer is not too far away!
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This weekend there are over 50 respected health experts talking about how to protect your health, avoid and beat cancer and other diseases in this 3-day live streaming event called The Truth About Cancer Ultimate LIVE Symposium, which starts this Friday, October 14 at 8am Central time. Register free so you do not miss out!
Here’s the general schedule below:
Friday, October 14th – Day One – 8am – Ultimate LIVE Symposium
Speakers include: Mike Adams, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, MD, Cherie Calbom, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, Dr. Gaston Cornu-Labat, MD, Dr. Terry Harmon, Sayer Ji, Dr. Tony Jimenez, MD, Dr. David Jockers, Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, AJ Lanigan, Dr. Charles Majors, Dr. Roby Mitchell, MD, Dr. Patrick Quillin, Dr. Irvin Sahni, MD, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD, Drs. Jack & Heather Wolfson
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D. from Texas is known for curing childhood brain cancer. His discussion starts at 1:30—2:15 and it is about Cancer Treatment in the Informative Age. The Cure is in Sight.
Dr. Charles Majors, from Romeoville, Illinois– His discussion starts at 3:30-4:15 and it is about Cancer Killers—Getting to the Cause is the Only ‘Cure’.
Some other topics to be covered on Friday will include:
Saturday, October 15th – Day Two – 8am –Ultimate LIVE Symposium
Speakers include: Mike Adams, Dr. Robert Scott Bell, Dr. Rashid Buttar, Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, Dr. Joe Mercola, DO, Dr. Galina Migalko, MD, Dr. Sunil Pai, MD, Ocean Robbins, Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, MD, Jeffrey Smith, Mary Tocco, Chris Wark, Dr. Brad Weeks, MD.
Chris Wark from ChrisBeatCancer.com will discuss Nutrition v. Cancer: Little Known Facts that will Benefit You Now.
At 3:30, Dr. Galina Migalko, M.D. will discuss Detecting Life-Threatening Disease Early: Thermography, Ultrasound, 3D Bio-Electro Scanning & Other Diagnostic Modalities
Some other topics to be covered on Saturday will include:
Sunday, October 16th – Day Three – 8am– Ultimate LIVE Symposium
Speakers include: Mike Adams, Dr. Josh Axe, Paul Barattiero, Dr. Bill Elliot Cham, Dr. R Ernest Cohn, MD, Dr. Lee Cowden, MD, KC & Monica Craichy, Erin Elizabeth, Dr. Howard Fisher, Dr. Edward Group, Dr. Thomas Lodi, MD, Dr. Judy Mikovits, Dr. Daniel Nuzum, Jordan Rubin, Dr. Darrell Wolfe, Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD, Dr. Eric Zielinski
Some of the topics to be covered on Sunday will include:
If you want more details, you can check out the full agenda here.
Supporting cancer patients and their family is Answers for Angels’ mission along with getting the message out to our community about alternative or integrative cancer treatment options.
Katie Davis, President
Were you watching the news last night, October 3, 2016, on Channel 5 in Chicago? They showed a news clip about families on the south side who are angry about the cell towers located on their child’s school building. Parents, citing unknown risks, want more testing on potentially harmful radiation levels in classrooms.
One of the parents was walking his son to kindergarten at Sutherland Elementary on the south side. He looked up and saw 2 towers on the building, which he had never seen before. He immediately started to research what they were. He was not alone with his concerns. Parents of another school in the Beverly and Mt. Greenwood neighborhoods prepared a petition asking for answers about potential risks from the phone towers on the school buildings.
NBC5 Investigates filed Freedom of Information Act requests with 409 public school districts across the Chicago area, and found that 139 local schools rent space on their grounds, buildings, and smokestacks for cellular antennas. Over 90 of those are Chicago Public Schools – most of them elementary-level — where kids may attend for as many as nine years.
The Beverly parents were especially alarmed by news of a recent study from the National Toxicology Program, which seemed to show a direct link between cell phone RF and cancer. It turns out the National Toxicology Study was done in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Moreover, its findings were reported worldwide. “This is by far the largest study that’s ever been done in the world on cell phone radiation,” said Dr. David McCormick, who ran that project.
“I don’t blame the parents for being concerned,” he said. “My first question would be, does your child use a cell phone? Because if your child uses a cell phone, the exposure is very likely to be substantially larger than the exposure from the cell tower.” A few weeks ago, during Childhood Cancer Month, Answers for Angels wrote an article about cell phones in the hands of children, which links to cancer. Find that article here.
The Beverly parents are hardly alone in their concerns. School systems ranging from south-suburban Tinley Park and west-suburban Naperville, to the entire Los Angeles Unified School District, have said NO to cell towers because of similar worries over long-term exposure to RF. In addition, the International Association of Fire Fighters has long opposed the mounting of cell antennas and towers at its members’ fire stations, citing similar concerns about low-intensity RF radiation.
National health and communication experts, including the American Cancer Society and the FCC, have said there is no credible health threat posed by cellular equipment.
NBC5 Investigates has compiled both a list and an interactive map, showing all of the schools, throughout Chicago and the suburbs, which have cellular antennas on their property. Tilden High School located at 47th and Union, Chicago, rents a cellular tower. Elementary School District 159, 6202 W. Vollmer Rd., Matteson rents a cellular tower also.
Is your school renting cellular towers on their grounds? To find out, click on the link below.
Source: Are Kids at Risk? Scores of Chicago-Area Schools Allow Cell Towers on Their Buildings, Grounds | NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Are-Kids-at-Risk-Scores-of-Chicago-Area-Schools-Allow-Cell-Towers-on-Their-Buildings-Grounds-395744921.html#ixzz4M83kFNxW