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!

Answers for Angels’ 5k chip-timed race


We are hosting our first ‘AFA 5k’ Jog and Walk chip-timed race on certification #IL-12104-JW on Saturday, Jul 23, 2016.  We hope that you can join us!Jogger

The race begins at 8:30am at McCarthy Park, 16801 S. 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois.  Registration is coming soon!  For more info about the race including the price, the course, photos, video and directions, please visit our Participate Page on our website.  You can start or join a team too!  Everyone is encouraged to fundraise and you are provided with customizable and shareable fundraising pages.  If you are interested, click for printable flyers and sponsorship forms to help spread awareness.

Answers for Angels tentatively scheduled an interview with a courageous young 20-year-old cancer patient, Tara Hill, who chose to use alternative methods in treating Ewing Sarcoma.  She is motivated to talk of her journey in using the hyperbaric oxygen tank, infrared sauna, and other methods to treating cancer and healing her body.

Help spread the word!

Thank you.

Katie Davis

#AFA5k  #AlternativeCancer

Drawing for 2 week stay at Northern Baja Gerson Center


This is an incredible opportunity for anyone suffering from cancer and Answers for Angels would like to support them.New Northern Baja Gerson Center

Northern Baja Gerson Center is giving back to the community.  In conjunction with the Grand Opening of their brand new facility, they have decided to offer a free 2-week stay for patients suffering with cancer or any other advanced, degenerative disease.  (Normally the cost is approximately $12,000 for a 2-week stay.)

This free 2-week stay, which includes a companion, will also include the entire Basic Gerson Therapy, IV Vitamin C, Chelation, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Far-Near infrared sauna, Frankincense and fresh Aloe Vera daily.  To learn more about this offer, simply click here http://www.gersontreatment.com/draw/ or email them at info@gersontreatment.com.  Tell them about your disease and why you think the Advanced Gerson Therapy will potentially cure you.  At the end of April, which is only 2 weeks away, they will hold a drawing for a lucky winner and announce it on their Facebook page and their website.

Answers for Angels would like to offer our $350 grant to any cancer patient who needs support.  We will pay a small bill in the patient’s name, i.e., credit card used for airfare if flying or gas if driving to Northern Baja Gerson Center.  Please see our Grant Application and Guidelines for more information.

If you know anyone suffering from cancer, please share this incredible opportunity with them by having them go to Northern Baja Gerson’s website www.gersontreatment.com.

Again – you can enroll in the drawing by sending them your name, email address and phone number, along with detailed description of your condition to: info@gersontreatment.com

NOTE: Participants filling out this form who do not have time to wait 2 weeks to see if they have won the drawing, Northern Baja encourages all patients to come to the clinic immediately upon diagnosis.  In the event that you come to their clinic and your name is drawn as the winner, you will be reimbursed the equivalent of a 2-week stay at their clinic.  It is imperative every patient receive treatment as soon as possible.

Good luck to all who participate!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Watch this cancer docuseries


You or someone you know who has cancer will benefit from watching this docuseries called the The Truth About Cancer, The Global Quest.  I watched it The Truth About Cancer - A Global Questthe first time a few months back, and was blown away with the information brought from around the world.  Its vision is that cancer does not have to be a death sentence and that there are ways of treating it using less toxic methods.

Ty Bollinger tours all over the world to interview 100+ doctors, scientists, researchers, and cancer survivors who are breaking their code of silence to reveal to you insights and solutions that you have never heard of before.

Just click on this link, The Truth About Cancer – A Global Quest and enter your name and email address to watch it.   The first picture you see is a hyperbaric oxygen tank which is something that Tara Hill is using as part of her cancer treatment.  You may recall reading about her in our previous article a few weeks ago.  You can reread about her alternative treatment here.

The series starts next Tuesday, April 12th and runs for 9 days.  You will not want to miss the wealth of knowledge coming from these people.  Write down their names, research them, sign up for their emails and follow them.

Thanks Ty, for bringing us this information!

 

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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