Charmane’s Journey


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Charmane M. Vaiasanisi is a talented songwriter, composer, and writer who has long been an advocate of holistic teachings and practices.  She was at one time an assistant kindergarten teacher at Rose Rock School in Oklahoma, which is a Waldorf education center.  For those unaware, Waldorf schooling balances academic subjects with artistic and hands-on activities in an effort to allow the children to get to know themselves and the world in a deeply personal way.  Children are encouraged to explore their artistic talents and passions to obtain deeper meaning and enrichment throughout their childhood and into their adulthood.  As Charmane is such a naturally artistic individual herself, she was happy to work somewhere that encouraged young souls to discover their own talents.  She says that “each child is growing into someone who is nothing less than a developing miracle who will never come again”.

  
 

During her time as an assistant teacher at the school, she began to notice that her health was declining. She hadn’t felt well for an entire year.  She had been through a recent breakup, though, and didn’t think much of an actual, physical ailment.  In May of 2014, she decided to quit her job and planned to start substituting in the fall after having some time to regain her health.  It wasn’t long after she started back with substituting that life threw her a major curve ball.

  
 

In November 2014, Charmane was enjoying lunch at a local restaurant when she experienced a seizure.  She was taken by ambulance to the ER and was eventually diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Though she now had an explanation for her fatigue and not feeling well, the news devastated her and she grieved for the hope that she had in pursuing a life-long career at the school.  This was the first job that made food stamps unnecessary.  It was a job would allow her to stand strong on her own two feet as a single mom.  She was eager to provide a better life and home for her fifteen-year-old son, and to start anew in something that she loved.  Her dreams came crashing down around her and she was forced to face the reality of a serious illness.  She stopped working.  She lost her license due to the seizure and still to this day has to rely on transportation from friends.

  
 

After her brain tumor diagnosis, Charmane worked steadily to clean up her diet.  She spent hours upon hours researching in books and on internet sites, searching for ways to heal and to make her life as natural as possible.  She went on a ketogenic diet, then full GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), which is a diet that is intended to heal and normalize the gut.  She spent ten months seizure-free.  In September 2015, however, she was hit with another seizure.  This time she recovered faster than she did with the initial one and decided to begin supplements in addition to her GAPS diet. In February she had yet another seizure followed by a string of several more within a few days time span in May. She underwent surgery and most of her right frontal lobe was removed due to damage caused by cancer. Conventional chemotherapy and radiation were recommended, but Charmane is not one to settle for conventional nor did she want to risk harmful exposure and poisoning her body, so she looked into other treatment plans. She finally decided on visiting the Northern Baja Gerson Center in Mexico, which can be seen in a documentary The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest, hosted by Ty Bollinger.

  
 

The center is modeled after Max Gerson’s protocol which involves juicing and supplements for healing. As Charmane had some prior experience with juicing and saw amazing results when she tried it, she knew intuitively that this was the best route for her.  That is not to say that it was easy, though, and her son had to move in with his father while she focused on her health.

  
 

Her new regimen consisted of organic fruits and vegetable juices, organic coffee enemas, and dietary supplements for healing, such as B-12 injections, COQ10, Selenium, and Frankincense essential oil. The first week of the Gerson lifestyle proved to be very difficult for her. The boreholes in her skull from surgery became sore, sensitive, and her scar itched like crazy. With exfoliation, she noticed grimy skin, dandruff, and loose hair clogging up her comb.  She coughed up phlegm every morning, vomited mucus, had a sore throat, and had profuse earwax for days.  Pimples broke out along the scar on her scalp.  She had a lot of fatigue, nausea, bloating, and up to five bowel movements per day in the beginning.  She had headaches, a fainting spell, and one episode of severe chills with uncontrollable teeth chattering. Despite all of these negative reactions, she says that they were over by the second week.

  
 

She has noticed positive effects from her new protocol as well.  A tooth that had been black and framed in calculus underneath due to a cavity is now completely fine with pink gums beneath it. The gray color in her teeth from Keppra, an anti-seizure medication, has also gone away. Her right eye, which had protruded ever since brain surgery, has now returned to normal and she can’t even see the scar from her surgery. Her eyes are brighter. Her lips are no longer chapped and bleeding. Her lungs feel clear and she finds it easier to inhale.  Her acne has cleared, her nails have become shiny, and she no longer needs deodorant. She says that her facial features look fuller and she doesn’t look as old and ‘beaten down’ as before. Most of her grey hair has disappeared! Even the pain and numbness in her foot and hip went away during her stay at the Northern Baja Center. See below pictures of Charmane enjoying a meal, enjoying the sun, and hanging out inside a hyperbaric oxygen tank during her time there.

  
 

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Even though the treatment is intense, Charmane says that she feels it is definitely strengthening her.  She said she felt a deep peace and relaxation while at the treatment center.  She has had no seizures since May 2016.  In December of this year, she will review the results of MRI scans with her doctor to talk about whether any cancer cells have returned and what to do from that point on.  She remains hopeful and is praying that she is all clear and continuing to heal.

  
 

When I asked Charmane to describe her experience and current outlook, she said,

  
 

“Yes, it has been a roller coaster—a roller coaster with no safety bars or seat belts.  Fear of the uncertain future has been the hardest part of all of this—a lingering shadow sewn to the bottom of my feet—there all the time, every step of the way.  I’m learning I never did know what was to come.  Cancer is teaching me to be much more present in the ‘here and now’ than I was before.”

  
 

She is unsure of where the future will take her.  She is living day by day and wondering if she will ever be able to sustain a normal life with a financially flourishing career.  She hopes to someday return to her old job or to even become a music teacher.  She is also faced with the possibility of moving in with her family in California in order to better manage the expenses that she has.

  
 

Answers for Angels is so honored to help such an amazing individual in battling this disease and the heavy financial burden that comes with it. We have awarded Charmane with a $350 gift card to Natural Grocers in Oklahoma to pay for items she needs that food stamps will not cover. 

  
 

The world is made brighter by souls like yours, Charmane.  We wish you all the best and will support you on your road to healing.

  
 

Check out Charmane’s musical page on YouTube to see her talents in action!
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Huge request for donations to AFA 5k


Hello,

As you know, AFA is having a 5k race on July 23, 2016 to raise funds for cancer patients.  We provide a grant to them for $350 for their use in paying for Joggerintegrative/alternative treatments, or for them to pay a bill in their name.  Some patients, including patients using conventional methods, ask for a gift card for a massage or to a grocery store to purchase organic foods.

Answers for Angels tentatively scheduled an interview at the ‘AFA 5k’ with Tara Hill, a young 20-year old Chicago girl, who is using alternative methods to heal Ewing Sarcoma.  We wish her well and send her all the love and support she needs to heal.

For the 5k, we are looking for donations of 8oz. water bottles, organic protein bars or fruit and nut bars, or bananas and oranges for the estimated 200 participants in the ‘AFA 5k’ race.  In addition, we need volunteers;  and sponsorship opportunities are available by clicking on the AFA 5k Sponsor Form.

I will notify you when registration opens up.  In the meantime, please advise if I can schedule a pickup of your donation in the Chicago-land area or if you would like to volunteer.

Thank you and take care,

Katie Davis

Have a Minute to Save a Life?


Tara Hill cancer came backThis young 20 year old from the Chicago-land area, is in the fight of her life. She is determined not to use the conventional methods of chemo and radiation to treat her cancer.
Her name is Tara Hill.  She is a sophomore honors student attending St. Xavier University in Chicago. Her education has always been important to her, but now her focus is on healing from cancer.
Tara has Ewing’s Sarcoma, which is a bone and soft tissue cancer. The surgeon she visited at a respectable Chicago hospital told Tara that the mass in her breast is benign; she chose to remove it. After surgery, Tara woke up to the alarming news that the tumor is cancerous and it is in her chest wall. The surgeon expressed to her that they removed the entire tumor; but after reviewing the surgical reports, it was confirmed that they did not.
Tara reasoned to cure herself without the help of conventional doctors by changing her diet to a completely raw, organic diet. After she began college, she ate as any college student does; she ate a lot of sugar and less veggies. Regrettably, 18 months later the cancer came back. It continued to grow quite large and measures to be 8-1/2″ x 6″. It is located in and around her right breast and chest wall. The recommendation of the doctors are to remove her breast, part of her chest wall and part of her lung, along with high doses of chemo and radiation. “Without these treatments”, they say, “You will surely die”.
“I knew for sure that I could not poison myself with the harsh drugs and devastating side effects from chemo and radiation[1]“, Tara says. “Because I saw many family members die horrible deaths due to conventional methods, I want to give myself a better chance at survival”.
Faced with this situation, what would you do? How much are you willing to do to save the life of your young daughter?
Tara and her family’s decision to do what is best for her survival comes at an extremely high cost. Her parents have taken out loans, emptied 401k plans, and any retirement and savings accounts. They are working around the clock at multiple jobs and still are not close to what Tara’s treatments cost.
The whole medical and financial situation is frightening to Tara. However, through faith, the power of natural treatments, and her supportive family, Tara is determined to use alternative methods and is willing to fight for her life before agreeing to chemo, radiation, and more surgery.
First on Tara’s list is to choose a natural doctor to assist her and her family and provide them with resources that empowers her to participate in this healing journey.

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Thank you for supporting our #GivingTuesday and AmazonSmile campaign


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Thank you so much for remembering Answers for Angels when you shop at AmazonSmile; for your purchases, Amazon donates a portion of it back to us. In addition, thank you for donating yesterday for the #GivingTuesday movement. Your donations to this campaign raised $115 to add to our end of year campaign goal.

With the funds raised yesterday and a spotlight on our end of year crusade beginning next week, we want to be successful in raising $350. Our goal is to sponsor another patient’s visit to an integrative oncologist and pay for prescribed supplements or shots, or pay a bill in their name and more. This doesn’t seem like much but to a cancer patient, consulting with an integrative oncologist and paying out-of-pocket for their medical care that insurance doesn’t cover, it’s a sizable amount. This amount provides another option to treating cancer and participating in healing their body back to health. Moreover, to a patient who’s single and self-supportive, it’s a relief to the challenge of making ends meet.

Your partnership with us is helpful and important to a cancer patient; it changes people’s lives in astonishing ways. People like Vicki O. from Washington with esophageal cancer that can now eat whole foods, something we take for granted, after following an integrative approach to her treatment. In her own words she “feels healthy, energetic, and happy!” This is an amazing testimony to hear about after 3 months of treatment!

Once more, thank you for your donations and please look for more information in the coming weeks as we begin our Spotlight on Giving Tree campaign.

Thank you and take care!

Thank You for Giving and Changing Someone’s Life


At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation for your donations/support this past year. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to help a few cancer patients pay for complementary treatments & IV injections as part of their medical care. Your donations changed someone’s life by the programs we provide.

In May 2015, Vickie O. from Washington was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. Listen to her testimony that Answers for Angels received 3 months after her diagnosis & after using an integrative treatment.

I feel strong & healthy while fighting.
I feel strong & healthy while fighting.

The conventional oncologist recommended chemo without much hope for improvement – let alone curing the cancer; they painted a dismal outcome. (I cannot eat & swallow whole foods, at this time.)

The integrative oncologist offered several treatments, injections, & supplements with the hope & chance of recovery; I found them to be compassionate & optimistic. The idea of only targeting the cancer cells & not harming the healthy cells appealed to me. With this treatment, I feel strong & healthy while fighting.

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The Truth About Cancer – A Global Quest


We wish you good health, which is why we’re forwarding this info about natural & alternative solutions to preventing & healing cancer in this 9-day docu-series ‘The Truth About Cancer – A Global Quest’ which airs tonight, October 13, 2015 at 8pm Central time in the U.S.

Here’s a sneak peek video & sign up is free. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/sneak-peek/?a_aid=

This series has 100+ doctors, scientists, & survivors (including Chris Wark from ChrisBeatCancer.com & another from surviving pancreatic cancer) from 27 countries who’ve integrated to show you that cancer can be prevented & reversed.

Answers for Angels researched & read a dozen books for the past few years to find the answers as to why we get cancer & how to best heal from it. All that information is summed up in this 9-day series.

Some of the topics discussed in the docu-series are:

1. The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly including Dr. Patrick Vickers from Northern Baja Gerson Wellness Clinic (Tuesday, October 13th 8pm Central time)
2. Cancer Facts & Fictions, Breast Cancer, Hormones, Skin Cancer & Essential Oils (Wednesday, October 14th 8pm Central time)
3. Cancer-Killing Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, GMOs, Juicing & Eating the Rainbow (Thursday, October 15th)
4. Excitotoxins that Fuel Cancer, Nature’s Pharmacy & Healing Cancer with Sound & Light (Friday, October 16th)
5. Cancer Causing Blindspots, Toxic Vaccines, Homeopathy & The Power of Emotions (Saturday, October 17th)
6. The NOCEBO Effect, Healing Vaccines, Advanced Detoxing & Going Inside A German Cancer Clinic (Sunday, October 18th)
7. Heal Cancer with Clean Electricity, Unique Water, Natural Sunlight & Combining Superfoods (Monday, October 19th)
8. Cannabis, Nature’s Epigenetic Switches, Peptides & Healing with Micronutrient Therapy including Dr. Burzynski who’s well-known for curing brain cancer (Tuesday, October 20th)
9. Cancer Conquerors & Their Powerful Stories of Victory including Chris Wark from ChrisBeatCancer.com & a woman who had pancreatic cancer (Wednesday, October 21st)

All episodes start at 8pm Central US time on the date listed above & is available for approx. 23 hours, after which time the next episode is loaded for your viewing pleasure 🙂

Thank you for being a part of Answers for Angels’ family & friends & for supporting our mission to help cancer patients pay for out-of-pocket expenses for these treatments. There was a lot of work put into bringing this series to us, so sign up at the bottom of this link. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/sneak-peek/?a_aid=

Kind regards,

Katie Davis, President