The Giant aka Cancer!
1 Samuel 17
When I was a little boy, I was inspired by the story of David and Goliath. I always wondered what it must have been like for David to battle against a giant. I wondered if he was afraid of the giant. I wondered if he hadn’t won the battle, would the giant have killed him? I wondered if he knew how hard it was going to be to fight a giant. I wondered if he had a good reason to fight the giant, and I wondered if he could have just run away from the giant instead of fighting. David won his battle against the giant, and he lived to tell his story, which continues to inspire people to fight against the odds and win with faith. Ironically, my name is David, and I too am battling against a giant, CANCER.
Some of the pictures below are graphic!
This is my story...
My Name is David Murphy.
I was born on March 14th, 1962. At the time of this writing, I am 51 years old. I am a loving and devoted husband, father of four, and a God-fearing man. I live a simple, but happy and satisfying life. I love people, I love to laugh, and I love spending time with my family. I have been a contractor for over 15 years, doing work that I find rewarding and challenging. I have been battling cancer for almost two years now. I hope my story and my outcome will inspire people to research and seek non or low toxic treatments for their cancer that will not kill them in the process.
Stage 4 Cancer?
What happened to Stage 1, 2 and 3?
I initially went to several doctors in April of 2011 to complain about a tickle in my throat that would not go away. After multiple visits, over the course of the following 7 – 8 months, with all types of specialists, and with still no definitive diagnosis, I decided to go to Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic ran several tests and performed a surgical biopsy of my tonsils. On December 30th, 2011, I was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer. I never suspected that the tickle in my throat would turn out to be cancer. I was in shock. Unfortunately, just two weeks before my diagnosis, I had been informed that my health benefits were scheduled to expire on December 31st, 2011.
Treatment or Torture:
Surgery and Radiation or Slash and Burn
The outlook did not look good and the treatments sounded brutal to say the least. I was told that I would need either (surgery or radiation) or (chemotherapy and radiation). The surgery would include removing my lower jaw bone and rebuilding it with bones from my calves. It was quite possible that I would lose my vocal chords and salivary glands and possibly lose the use of my jaw completely. The ENT surgeon said that the chances of a successful outcome would be slim and he would not recommend that I have the surgery.
Chemotherapy and Radiation or Poison and Burn
The chemo drug that the Chemo Oncologist recommended had many side effects, which included the possibility of sudden major organ failure as well as death, but it was the drug of choice for throat cancer.
The Radiation Oncologist said that radiation in the area of the head and neck is the worst place to receive radiation and it is very dangerous due to the central nervous system, blood vessels, brain stems and other vital arteries that are present in that area. He told me that if the radiation was not placed in the exact same location each time I had the procedure done, it could possibly kill me. I was told that without chemotherapy and radiation treatment, I would only have only a few months to live. At that time, the hospital refused to treat me without payment up front, since there was no insurance to cover the costs of the chemo and radiation.
Search For The Cure:
There's Got To Be a Better Way!
After hearing the dreadful treatment options that were recommended by the doctors, and after speaking to many people who told me about their loved ones who passed away after receiving conventional chemotherapy and radiation for cancer, I decided to look for an alternative cancer treatment that would not be so toxic to my body and without the deadly side effects. I’m not condemning the use of chemotherapy or radiation for the treatment of cancer, but I do think it is a personal decision that should be made only after very careful research and prayer for guidance from a trusted source. So began our search for a cure that would destroy the cancer, without wreaking havoc on my immune system.
Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT):
The Trojan Horse.
Recently my wife learned about an alternative to traditional chemotherapy; it’s called IPT (Insulin Potentiated Therapy). Let me explain further. IPT targets cancer cells with laser precision. It uses 90% less of the chemo drugs than conventional chemotherapy and has almost no side effects. It is a known fact that cancer cells thrive on sugar and cancer cells have 16-19 times more insulin receptors than healthy cells. IPT therapy involves lowering the body’s insulin level from its normal state of around 100, down to about 40%. When the cancer cells are starved of insulin, the patient is given the insulin intravenously along with the chemotherapy drugs. The insulin is used as a Trojan horse to deliver an unexpected dose of chemotherapy to the cancer cells. When the greedy cancer gobbles up the insulin at a rate of 19 times more than healthy cells, they also eat up the chemo drug which kills the cancer and shrinks the tumors. That's how IPT targets the cancer cells.
David Used A Sling and a Rock to Defeat Goliath:
I Will Use IPT and 6 Other Weapons of Technology To Defeat Cancer!
I consulted with three different doctors all who believe that IPT along with proper nutrition, chelation, other non toxic, high tech treatments will kill the cancer, reduce the tumor and reverse damage to my jaw caused by the cancer and soon I will be able to open my mouth once more. We are so excited to finally have found what we feel is the solution to cure this cancer – IPT. Moreover, we are elated that we have found a doctor we feel we can trust and who has used IPT successfully to treat and cure patients in late stage cancers of the head and neck area.
The IPT treatment will be combined with 6 other types of high-tech treatments, which are meant to work synergistically to defeat the cancer. The treatment requires a one-month stay at the cancer institute, undergoing intense treatments under the care of a team of doctors who all specialize in fighting cancer. My treatment will continue for eleven (11) months, during which time I will be routinely tested to monitor my progress until the cancer is gone.
How Much Money Do I Need?
I Need $30,500 To Be Donated!
IPT along with the other cancer treatments are relatively inexpensive in comparison to traditional chemotherapy, but I don’t have enough money. So far, I only have $12,000 of my own money from a pension plan I cashed out. Unfortunately, I need $42,500 for the complete cancer treatment. That leaves me short $30,500.
What's the Rush?
My Time is running out!
My Cancer is growing very rapidly and out of control. My doctor said if I don’t start treatment ASAP, not only will I eventually not be able to open my mouth, but my throat will close up and I won’t be able to swallow and my air passage may also become blocked. I need to start treatment by early December at the latest. They will start my treatment with $26,000 down and then I can pay them the rest as I get paid from the fundraiser. Your donations will pay for airfare to and from the clinic, one month stay at the clinic for me and a family member which includes nutritional meals, tests, IPT chemotherapy and 6 other cancer treatments.
Why Do I Fight:
In One Word... FAMILY!
I married Trudy, the love of my life, over 25 years ago. Trudy and I have been blessed with four wonderful children, Morgan, Ashley, David and Ryahn, all girls except for David of course. My kids are strong, but I know they are sad when they see me suffering. Like most fathers, my family means the world to me, and I would do anything I could to help them. But until now, I never knew exactly how much they really meant to me. I love them so much, and I can’t bear the thought of leaving them. They bring me so much joy and happiness, and they are my reason for living. Whatever time I have left, I want to spend with them, making more memories and enjoying life. Not only do I want to continue to live, but I also want to be here for my wife and kids. That is why I must defeat this giant and live to tell my story. Yes, I want to get rid of the cancer, but I don't want the treatment to kill me in the process. Hopefully my victory will give hope to others dealing with cancer to do their own research before they beginning any treatment.
My Present Condition:
The Pain Is Getting Worse Everyday.
I am living in constant and extreme pain. Although I take enough morphine and oxycodone to knock out a horse, because of the level of pain I’m experiencing, it is only enough to dull the pain. Because of the growing tumors, my head, throat, jaw bone, and ear hurt very badly. I can only open my mouth about a ¼ of an inch. I went to the dentist office last week and she couldn’t even get my mouth open wide enough to take an X-ray. I have an open wound under my tongue, two bleeding ulcers in the back of my throat, and it is difficult for me to swallow. Half of my tongue is numb, and I usually windup biting it hard several times a day. There is a tumor about the size of an egg on the lower right side of my neck and three smaller tumors behind my ear and on my upper neck on the same side, which are rapidly increasing in size. I have lost over 35 pounds. I still have an appetite, but I can’t eat well due to the pain and my now almost totally locked jaw. The last few months have been a bit tough, but I always tell my children when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.
Changing My Perspective:
Don't Sweat The Small Things!
It’s funny how facing the reality of death changes things. I used to stress and worry alot about different problems that seemed so important, but now those same problems don't matter to me anymore. Life really is too short to stress or worry, especially about the small stuff. I never thought I would find myself pleading for my life, but I do have a real problem and your help and prayers would mean so much to me. Now more than ever before, I cherish my life. I pray everyday for God to have mercy on me and if it is his will, to heal me. I do have a favorite passage in the Bible. It is Psalms 23. I love Psalms 23. Whenever I read it, I feel at peace. It gives me strength and reminds me that God is always with me and I'm not walking alone.
Each Year Over Half A Million People Die From Cancer,
Or Do They?
I have faith that I will be victorious like David and I will conquer the cancer, but I must choose my treatment carefully. It is a matter of life or death. I don’t know how David felt when he was fighting Goliath, but I can tell you how I feel. I am afraid of the cancer, and I'm also afraid of the cancer treatment. Chemotherapy and radiation both are highly toxic, very dangerous and are proven to have deadly side effects. In the United States, with the exception of Arizona, doctors can only use chemotherapy, radiation or surgery to treat cancer. It is against the law for doctors to use any other method to treat cancer and if a doctor tries to use an alternative treatment, they can loose their license and possibly face criminal charges. So when they say half a million people a year died from cancer, you have to really wonder how many really died from the treatment instead of the disease? I have seen what chemo and radiation does to people. Even when they survive the cancer, they are usually left in a poor state of health due to conventional chemotherapy or radiation and their quality of life usually diminishes. That is why we started looking for an alternative cancer treatment and that's how we found out about IPT.
Through my faith in God Almighty, I manage to stay happy and positive. I am definitely in the middle of a crisis and I need a miracle. I look forward to a complete return to health and hope one day I get to personally thank each one of you, but without your help, my story and life end here and the giant wins. So please, help me with whatever you can spare. Spread the word, tell others about my story and ask them to help me slay the giant by making a Donation to my cancer fund.
On behalf of my family, and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for your contributions and your prayers.
May God Bless you and your family.
David and Trudy Murphy
With our deepest gratitude, Love Morgan, Ashley, David III and Ryahn
P.S. You can also help David by sending this link to everyone in your contact list: www.youcaring.com/slaythegiant