Chantal's Fund - Help Her and Unborn Child Overcome Cancer

$22,847raised of $10,000 goal

Beneficiary: Chantal Gauthier-Vaillancourt Organizer: Helga Himer Photography

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Chantal was first diagnosed with cancer in 2009. It was a very rare malignant melanoma in her right eye that could spread to the liver and bones. After a multitude of natural therapies, improved nutrition, and radiation therapy, she was considered to be in remission for nearly 5 years! Then recently, 8 weeks into her pregnancy, she found out that her cancer was back with a vengeance, again with the risk of spreading to her liver and bones, but due to her being pregnant, this time it is worse, as there is a 25% chance of it spreading to the placenta and/or her baby! With her profound belief that the body can heal itself, and her deep desire to protect her baby from radiation or surgery, she has opted to do alternative cancer treatment with nutrition, acupuncture, Cranio-sacral, supplements, and vitamin-C I.V.

The vitamin-C I.V. treatments alone can cost anywhere from 300-450$ per week (not covered by our province’s healthcare). Her condition, along with the pregnancy, have forced her to leave the midwifery work that she loves much earlier than expected, in order to focus on her healing.

After successfully going through the alternative treatment and reaching her third trimester without the cancer spreading to the placenta, she received the news that the tumour has grown again and now has a 70% chance of affecting the baby. She recently made a decision to go through surgery and remove her beautiful eye. The surgery is scheduled for June 11, 2014; please pray for her, that everything will go well and that she will be cancer-free for the rest of her life. Please also pray that her little baby will arrive on his or her own time in peace, surrounded by loved ones, and perfectly healthy!

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