Rebecca's Hope!

For: Rebecca Schindewolf-Butzlaff
Organizer: Jim Butzlaff-husband
Rebecca's Hope! (Rebecca Schindewolf-Butzlaff)
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The Story


I would like to introduce everyone to my wife, Rebecca. The most loving, passionate, driven, positive, and above all else, most courageous woman I have ever known. I am proud to call this amazing lady my wife, best friend, and mother to our children.
We were married in 2005, had our daughter Lily one year later and a few months after avalanche of health problem began.


It all started with a terrible case of Crohns which required life saving surgery, and a 31 day stay in the hospital. After the removal of 8 inches of her colon, terminal ilium and appendix she felt a bit better. From that point it was 1.5 years of remicade and other potent drugs pumped into my angels body just to keep her maintaining a semi normal life. 

Then we experienced another set back, hyperparathyroidism. Said Rebecca needed at least two of her parathyroids out, Ultimately they, after a 8 hour surgery, which should have only taken 1.5 hours they couldn't find the parathyroids but removed the thyroid itself.  I was absolutely beside myself with fear from the length in surgery.
Afew days after coming home from the hosiptal Rebecca found a lump. Irratation set in fast and thinking we were doing well with her health issues we soon realized that this was just the beginning.

Scared to death I was for her but needed to be her strong beacon of hope. We went to the Breast Cancer Center, and she had a mammogram and the doctor just happened to say that they would like to do a biopsy right then. The result, breast cancer in the left breast. From there is was series of hurry up and wait appointments. Doctors, specialists and much time waiting we decided on a lumpectomy with chemo.  After 7 of 16 rounds she was oblivious to me and all around her. I was loosing her and didnt know what to do to stop it. Rebecca decided to stop the chemo.

We went a little while happy as clams, so we thought and then after my check-up the news we really didnt want to hear. The cancer is back. The surgeon called and without a beat in her breathe told my wife that she needs to come into the office tomorrow and schedule the double mastectomy.  Rebecca said no. So began the research of cancer, foods and the current options for cancer patients.  She became a vegan and juiced everything. Worked well then our finances went belly up and so did her health.

Rebecca began to experience drainage from her cancer site along with terrible aches and pains and the imability to walk which lead her to the E.R.  We found out that the cancer spread to her bones. There were lesions throughout her body.

We met with an oncologist who was very understanding and had several, many options for us and we took those other than chemo and radiation options, all the while her cancer marker went up then down then up like a yo-yo.

This morning 7/8/13 we found out her cancer has jumped again and has spread throughout her abdomen area and filling with fluid, of which it was drained but, we realize that once you drain the area it will continue to fill until the disease that is causing the fluid is cured...a.k.a. cancer.  Which brings us up to today and why we are asking for your help. Our doctors have no other options to beat this cancer, but we have learned of other options, of which insurance doesn't pay for. We have an appointment with this doctor of alternative medicine, expressly dealing with cancer only.  We are living on faith and believe and know God is leading us down every path.   


The amazing thing about Rebecca is her tenacity to find answers. Every time something comes up she asks why?  She has invested literally thousands of hours of research, contacted dozens and dozens of resources from around the world, stayed at a lifestyle center and studied their program.  All in pursuit of why and how can you cure this.

In our journey we have learned we have to walk away from options based on ignorance and surround ourselves with people that have developed options based on truth. We believe its the only way t win this war.

In a nutshell, the resounding truth that seems to be the common thread around the world as the only answer to eliminating cancer is this:
  1. De-Tox your entire body, including the tissues.
  2. Alkaline your body-it is a proven fact that cancer can not survive in an alkaline body-but first you must rid yourself of the toxins completely.
This is what brings us to this appointment at this wellness center.


We have an appointment to meet with a specialist on August 2, 2013. this visit, treatments, prescribed supplements, travel and over night stays will not be covered by insurance. The location is several hours one way. None of which will be covered by insurance.

What makes this even more difficult is that I am unable to work at this time as well. I am 1/2 way through a required two part process to have both feet reconstructed.


The amount we need for this is very uncertain until our appointment. We know we need 500.00 for the appointment itself. It will add up from there. gasoline, supplements, treatments, lodging and travel.

After our first visit we should have a better idea of what Rebecca's journey will look like from that time forward and what our specific needs will be.

We intend to keep everyone in the loop with weekly updates of our journey, all shes doing and the progress of her treatments as well as all that we are learning.


All donations will be greatly appreciated. Every contribution will make a huge difference in Rebecca's journey to grab her health back.

Every penny raised will be used strictly used for Rebecca's road to recovery. Office visits, traveling to and from appointments, supplements, treatments, and any other expenses that we are affiliated with my treatment.

Your support will help our family overcome the physical, emotional and financial challenges that lie ahead of us.


Thank you for taking to the time to read Rebecca's Hope and for your donation and prayers. Our family deeply appreciates your help and support. We can not thank you enough for the shear strength your presence and love brings to us everyday.

God Bless You.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 13, 2013

Posted on August 13, 2013

Okay for all you who donated.. i just read your comments again and i am in tears.. You are all so loved. All i can say is that i love you all and God is with each and everyone of you.

Posted on August 13, 2013

Posted on August 13, 2013

okay...gang... here we go. i have been detoxing.....can i say uggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its horrific and exilierating at the same time. but more on the ugg.
I need to give everyone an up date on the finances so here goes:

495.00  doctors appointment
85.00    gasoline up and back
15.22    lunch for jim and lily while i am at the appointment
6.50      for my lunch
651.12  for my supplements
160.00  for 5 ionic foot baths 
33.00    more supplements

so we are up to 1445.84  
the blessing is i have rec'd private donations that helped with the remaining balance.

Now, i say we are not done because i need to go back on October 2. Which the appointment is 150.00 and then ...yep you guessed it..more supplements. at i dont know the cost. so we are still continuing to pray and bless those with prayer as they consider my situation.

now on to what i have learned. first of all, walking in 100% pure faith is quite a challenge. It is very easy to call the doctor and say, yes to chemo-a.k.a. poison. The doctor calls back-oh the doctors assistant calls back and has everything arranged for you, just show up, give up your life to chemo and your done. Later you puke, loose your hair, go back 5000 steps and your journey to wellnes...,but...,you didnt have to do anything but just show up.  
Now, on the other refuse to listen to doctors telling you that you have no options but to poison yourself and assume 6 months is your death sentence.  WELLLLLLL. i am wayyy tooo stuborn and too much of a rascal to merely survive that way.

so i have taken the long way home, so to speak! God is obviously not done with me yet so i will keep the fight going. it is the most intensly mentally exhasuting and physically draining task that i have ever taken on. and i wouldnt change a thing. (wait, did i just say that?) After speaking to Nicki she told me that death was not an option. and she also reviealed that.., in theory i should have been dead years ago, but that God is carrying you and is protecting you. Isnt God good. He has blessed so many people and yet some never see those blessing. I love you Jesus.
There is much to say but bottom line is i will be in better shape physically, mentally and spiritually by october. We will then get to see just how much my body detoxed the bad toxins from my  cells. Cells? you say..yep, she- homeopathic specailst works from your cell structure to fix or rewire those "stray, evil cells" to eliminate the crap thats attached to each one. Now, you ask how?? through supplements. wierd stuff, tree bark, flowers, roots. But notice everything is natural nothing to man-made.  How exciting.
so in the meantime, until october, i am detoxing. UNCOMFORTABLE..

I can not express my gratitude for everyone who has given in any way. all i can say is thank you..and even that seems quite pety for what each if you have actually done. You have saved my life. to think about that is quite mind blowing.
as far as thank you cards go i am buying stamps this week. and will be ask specific people for their addresses. 

For now, i am getting ready to lay down. i have and will continue to pray for each and everyone of you as well. 

fyi, I am way to lazy to press the shift key for upper case and or punctuation for proper placement. Please work with me. 

servant for His


Posted on July 15, 2013

Posted on July 15, 2013

Hello everyone. Is 347 am! ! Yep I'm up. The Lord has allowed me to breathe and wake up. Amen! ! Been a strange few days. My mind is on overland, I keep reading more and more and I feel like my mind is going to busy with info. When I feel more up to sharing I will. It's just about baking soda, Epsom salt, Essiac, etc. About Me..... well I get the fluid out of my abdominal on Monday! !! Excited.  It's pushing against my skin and is quite painful. Haven't left the house since. .. gosh last Monday. It makes me tired and achy. But I have discovered Epson salt, for many reasons. .. it has helped with my achy body and detoxing. Works great. Don't feel icky except my swollen abdomin. Its like inagine a new sponge, clean with excellent take that sponge and put it clean water, take it out, wring out the excess water then smell it. Clean no odor. Now take the same sponge, put in dirty, smelly water, then take it out and wring it and then smell it. There is a residue and aweful smell. Thats where all my organs are. They are stagnate in this stinky dirty cibtanimated fluid in my belly. My tissue surrounding the abdomin had nothing more to do than absorb the dirty fluid. So. . The doctors advised me that îi have this done once it will come back over and over. So let's go over this.. keep the contaminated fluid surrounding my organs or drain it asap whenever it needs it. .... some times I don't get the doctors reasoning. It's okay because I have taken over. Actually I have given this all to my Father. He knows what arts best for me.  So now that you had science 101 ha ha,  my appetite is getting a little better. I have managed to eat more than a fist full and drink more water. I have a short temper again. Thinking its because of how I feel.  I become nauseous throughout the night when I wake. It eventually goes away. I feel no pain anywhere but the pressure of my abdomin full of fluid.  Strange,  think I am hunting for something. (Fyi- if I don't have many appropriate commas or periods, or my sentences run on sorry. It's late) well is now 418 and I am listening to our our miniature hamster-whiskers.  He's forever runs that wheel. Makes me think of how simple his life is and how complicated we make ours. If we would just pray give it all to God our Father and follow Him all would be much easier for us. So now I am tired again. Going to pray myself to sleep. Have a good early morning. Good bless you all. 

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