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Crossroads of Life Mean to Put my Big Girl Panties on and Be a Woman~ My Dad has the Big C
The birth of the USA is coming up this weekend.
This year is a very special year. Some of you may know that the reason I began teaching back in 2007-08 was due to the positive role my mom played in my life. Watching her journey through breast cancer was an amazing journey of hope and inspiration, as she spoke to the crouds of thousands of ‘pink hats’ after the Race for The Cure many years. She succomed to the beating of the body through the rigorous chemo and radiation and surgeries and finally that is what took her life. The Cancer never took her positivity or her impeccable spirit of inspiration to others. We even did a mowhawk before her hair fell out. She always made the doctors laugh.
This is how I began YOGA 4 LOVE, in honor of my mom.
Today, 6 years and 2 months later, I am at a cross-roads of sorts. My father had a diagnosis of esophegeal cancer last week. We are taking a different approach, and he is open to that, especially after seeing how his wife’s body took a toll.
He is looking to me and my sister for advise and support. I met a naturopath at a leadership women’s retreat the day we got the news. Serendipity? Yes. I believe in the placement of people in our lives JUST when we need them.
I put on my big girl panties and my happy face for him. We went to see her and she tested his meredians (energy flows) in all his major systems and discovered that all major systems are inflamed and off line of normal. He doesnt feel bad, but a little winded and in his bowels. She tested with about 6-7 supplements, including Juice Plus fruits, veg, berries, shakes and colon cleanse, liver cleanse and Tumeric. With this therapy his systems will all go totally back online. This cost $433. Next visit is $100. Reorders are $250/month or so. This is do-able!
We then went grocery shopping, and learned about clean eating and what to add to his Juice Plus Complete shakes. No not dairy milk and bananas. Clean eating for a 75 year old who loves frozen pizzas is a definite challenge. BRING IT ON! He is willing, THANK YOU LORD, so I am all in!
With this supplemental therapy, we are then going to do 5 weekly chemo and 25-30 radiations. The deductibles are $350 next week, then we will find out the rest as we go.
We are asking for your help.
If you would like to donate, just attend the Outdoor Yoga class this weekend July 5, 2014.
If you cannot attend you can donate even $5, or what is comfortable.
Would you like to make a Donation via PayPal on Y4L Charity Yoga page.
I forgot to mention that I am paying for all this, because he would not have agreed to it if he had to pay for it. I am barely in the black making a living as a studio owner. I am reaching out to you for support.
As I wrote this a dear friend and musician had now offered to play the Gong at our Outdoor Yoga class this weekend!
Kenny Kolter is an International Sound Healer and will be bringing his Gong for the morning meditation! So with all this I realize that we never know the outcome, all we know is how to choose to live, day by day. I choose positivity. I choose LIFE!