A Leap of Faith
I had just turned 32 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2000. It was- of course- awful, but not a shock. It was also very scary and I feared for my life- but, somehow, I knew I would pull through. According to my surgeon Beth, my last words-before losing consciousness from the anesthesia-were "Beth, I am going to beat this thing!" So very many women (and some men) receive this diagnosis every day. I was not alone."The battle may be long, but the spirit is strong".
Three years later I received another diagnosis: Angiosarcoma : very rare malignant tumors that arise from endothelial cells lining vascular channels and one of the most aggressive cancers. AS has a dismal prognosis with a 5 year overall survival rate of 30%.
My world came to a crashing holt. I was alone. I truly had to fend for myself and find a way to survive. AS, being so rare, with no data to support any decisions in what protocol to take- made this challenge the most difficult I hope to ever face. I had to decide what protocol to try- and what a giant leap of faith that was considering the consequences. I had no choice but to choose and decided that I was NOT leaving my children and that was that. I took the leap. I got lucky and I was spared. Sadly, this is hardly the case for so many others.
Because Angiosarcoma is still so rare, focus on cancer research goes to common types of cancer. I can understand why. They have the numbers. BUT- If you read about the research that we are advocating for, you will see that we are on to something huge! We have reason to believe that our research has high potential to reveal or unlock the door for not only AS, but many solid tumors as well (common cancers)!
Please, take a moment to consider what I am saying and take a leap of faith. By helping us, you may very well be helping yourself or those you hold dear ~
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Love and light,