Apr 172014
 

Hello friends and family,

Kate Bornstein, my partner in life, love and art, need your help.

As many of you know, Kate’s lung cancer is back. It reappeared in late December in a lymph node behind her collarbone. The good news is that it did not travel far from it’s original site. Recent scans show it’s not in her brain or bones. The further good news is that it did not reappear anywhere that had been previously treated with radiation and chemotherapy. This means that the doctors can treat this new tumor aggressively and the treatment is likely to work. We have been assured that this cancer is still curable.

The bad news is that the treatment for this second round is way more intense than the last (and we thought that round was challenging!) This means that in addition to more intense chemo and radiation, she needs more supplements and alternative therapies to keep her fighting. She’s much weaker with this new treatment and needs to spend more on transportation to and from treatments. She has a hard time doing basic tasks, like preparing food for herself and the pets. Even getting dressed to go to chemo/radiation treatments is a challenge. Small tasks are not just physically, but also emotionally, overwhelming. This “brain fog” and the accompanying extreme energy drain are common, yet hideous side effects of the treatment. Worse yet, these effects will continue for months after treatment has stopped. This means we have no idea when she can return to work.

We are deeply grateful for your astoundingly generous donations of over $100,000 last year. It’s the support of her community—and we mean emotional, physical, and psychic support, as well as financial—that helps Kate #StayAlive. We still have a bit of that $100,000 left and we are stretching it as far as it can possibly go. (Let me take a moment to thank the people who are currently providing their services and products at reduced cost.) But Kate is going to run out of money very soon.

In short, if Kate is going to #StayAlive, she needs the financial support of her community once again. Kate wants me to be sure to tell you how hard it is to ask for this kind of support. She knows many of you have financial challenges of your own. Please give only if and what you can afford. All of the money raised goes directly towards Kate's treatment.

Here’s the PayPal link to donate: http://bit.ly/1pkRV4K

Whether or not you can donate, you can help Kate #StayAlive by letting others know how they can help. Please forward/post/distribute this message widely. For inquiries and/or offers of help, write to KateStayAlive(at) gmail (dot) com.

We will be posting regular updates on this fundraising campaign on Kate's Blog. So be sure and stop by.

And just so you know, Kate is truly appreciative of all the supportive tweets and other messages she's been receiving. Please understand that although it’s hard for her to respond to all of them, they mean the world to her.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Love,

Barbara & Team Kate

  One Response to “A Plea for Help for Kate Bornstein”

  1. Hi, perhaps Kate can find her method here: http://thecuretocancersummit.com/conference-2014/

    The answer for cancer is difficult but most likely it is a fungus infection of the body due to lifestyle/environment that has weakened the immunesystem. And the body incapsulates the seeds in a tumor and it is actually a healing process of the body. Compare to a tree if it is weak. The mainstream medicine is locked into fighting the visible “fungus” like trying to kill a mushroom by pulling it up. The mycelium is still there and therefore the cancer is likely to reappear if the environment is not changed. And chemo weakens the immune system that is so important to keep alive and only sometimes succeed in killing all the mycelium before killing the patient.

    Investigate what the brave frontline researchers has come up to. But you have to look yourselves because this thoughts are not accepted by the money driven medical system. So they are haunted and keep a low profile.

    Check this even if he likely doesen’t have all the answers. But Dr Simoncini is very competent:
    http://www.cancerfungus.com/en/

    Also get Tanya Harter Pierces book “Outsmart your cancer”.

    Good luck!
    Christer

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