Tara Coyote's journey to healing breast cancer!

For: Tara Coyote
Nevada City, CA
Organizer: Tara Coyote
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The Story

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer on September 22, 2016. As I will not be able to work full time during this healing journey, the money raised from this fundraiser will go to covering my living and medical expenses. It is important for my full recovery that I am able to truly focus on healing. As I am choosing an alternative route of healing, my insurance is not covering the costs and it is quite pricey!

I created my own website  Cancer Warrioressto share my journey with the public through videos and writing.  I also created my own Facebook page FB Cancer Warrioressto share the latest information about healing cancer naturally, fun photos and a view of the journey. In 2017 I stepped out more as a public figure for the cause of healing cancer naturally. Please go to the Cancer Warrioress website to see the full list of resources, videos, books and information that is offered there. I also offer coaching and support to people choosing a natural method of healing cancer. As mentioned in the video I also have a You Tube pageand Instagram page

I am a Equine Facilitated Learning instructor and leads workshops, private sessions, 'Grief Rituals with Horses' on a 10 acre ranch (Wind Horse Sanctuary) in Nevada City, CA. I specialize in helping people process and release grief. I am blessed to care for four gorgeous horses, a precious Australian Shepherd puppy and all the beauty that running a ranch brings.

I was one of the main caretakers for my best friend of 19 years, Deb Hubsmith through her twenty-two month journey with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. See Tribute to Deb for more info. Being present with Deb taught me the valuable lessons that loss and love have to bring. Sadly Deb died on August 18, 2015. 

It is not uncommon for people to be diagnosed with cancer, particularly breast cancer within two years of a tragic loss which I do believe is the case for me. For more info about this particular story please see: BLOG

I channeled my enormous grief into creating 'Grief Rituals with Horses', a safe place for grievers to shed tears and commemorate the loss of their loved ones in order to release their sorrow. I have seen remarkable transformation in the participants through the grief ritual process. For more info see: Grief Rituals

Now it is time for me to heal. I am driven to help people on a larger scale through my work with grief, the horses and spreading awareness about healing cancer naturally, but it is necessary for me to have the time necessary to undergo my full healing process. Please consider donating to me so I may heal her body and continue on my work in the world. Every little donation is tremendously helpful and appreciated!

Please know that 2.9% of your donation is taken out by WePay the platform that processes the payment for YouCaring. YouCaring is a free online fundraiser site.  For larger donations and so I can receive the full amount of your donation please send a check to:

Tara Coyote

PO Box 3557

Grass Valley, CA 95945

Thank you for your generosity, it is tremendously healing for me to learn to receive!

With love, gratitude and horsey hugs,

Tara and the furry critters

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 29, 2018


Posted on April 29, 2018

THANK YOU all for being so wonderfully generous and donating to my fundraiser! I'm deeply appreciative to all of you! Your contributions make SUCH a difference. Words cannot express how grateful I am! 

This last round of fundraising was challenging for me to ask for help as I had already done such a huge push a year ago. I thought I was done with asking for help and yet it seems the universe was sharing with me that I still have more to learn about asking and receiving help. What a profound journey this cancer path is! There is so much beauty to it amidst the rocky parts. 

There have been some powerful inner changes in the last month or so since starting my fundraiser again: 

1. I have picked up my Kundalini  Yoga practice again which fell to the way side a bit as all was going so well in my life. I love Kundalini Yoga as it truly helps me navigate the mind shadows and fears that easily arise on this journey. Facing a life threatening diagnosis with grace and courage is no easy path but IT CAN BE DONE! I give thanks for my practice and amazing Kundalini Yoga community for helping me to stay strong on this path. Stay tuned for some Kundalini Yoga videos that I'm inspired to create! 

2. I led my last grief ritual yesterday! This is a BIG DEAL! Since my dear friend Deb died 2.5 years ago I stepped up into the role of leadership to lead grief rituals with my horses. I have loved the process of helping others transform their grief, it has been an incredible honor. I realized last month that the act of being a grief facilitator although it brought me much joy was keeping me in the 'grief energetic' as it were. As I am on the path of dissolving the tumor in my left breast through natural means I am doing all I can to shrink the energetic mass back to scar tissue. (I am on the far extreme of 'healing cancer naturally' with this approach.) I am consciously choosing to embrace JOY now and free my body of any past grief I am holding onto regarding my two friends death. 

Healing cancer naturally requires a full presence of mind, body and soul and it is necessary to process ALL blocks that is holding me back from true healing! 

Thank you for your contributions! Beyond the financial help, every contribution helps me to heal my heart and know I am so worthy to receive.

With profound love and gratitude to all of you,


Posted on April 3, 2018


Posted on April 3, 2018

Getting Vulnerable & Asking for Help! 

Ah, I bet the title got your attention, didn't it? What can this mean, Tara is getting vulnerable and asking for help?? Lol

Life sure has its twists and turns! To cut to the chase the 'getting vulnerable' part is about me asking for help. I need to step up in my fundraising as healing cancer naturally is one pricey endeavor, (as insurance does not cover ANY of the expenses). I have struggled with this one as I pride myself on being a very independent womyn and I know many of you were quite generous with me when I first started out on this healing cancer naturally journey. In short, my healing costs are $3,000 to $3,500 a month, which just entails doctors, visits, supplements, medicines and tests. This does not include living expenses or ranch costs. 

WHY? In brief, I was told I was 'almost cancer free' in October of 2017 with my last OncoTrail test scoring at 1.7. (Cancer free is under 1). I was SO HAPPY to be given this news that I lived life to the fullest! I was working so hard for the past year that I plunged myself into work (as I could finally have a regular, predictable life separate from the C infusions that knocked me out for days and make money!), travel (I was invited to teach the grief wok I do in New Zealand and jumped at the opportunity which I do not regret!) and helping others on the cancer journey. I am tremendously goal orientated and when I get an idea in mind I push myself to make it happen, to my own expense. 

I was given a maintenance protocol in October, which means my costs went down, I could finally afford my healing routine and I could LIVE! I usually test every three months, but due to the holidays, DHL messing up on my blood shipment to Greece and my New Zealand trip, I ended up testing six months later. My test score went to 3.1 which considering all that unfolded was a small slip. To give some perspective, I started with my first test at 8.2 (over 5 is advance cancer), went to 6.5, then 3 then 1.7. So I’m back to where I was in the summer. In the big picture it’s just a little set back and could be much worse. 

This is a HUGE WAKE UP CALL for a deeper level of SELF CARE! I am seeing very clearly how easily I give to others rather than putting myself first. I see how my life literally depends on me getting the lesson of self-love.

The humorous and ironic part of this is on the CA-15 test (which is a breast marker test usually given to patients after undergoing standard route of treatment: chemotherapy, etc.) I tested as being cancer-free! This my friends, is EXACTLY why I urge people to do the RGCC test (see info on the bottom of my resource pageabout it) as it gives you a precise understanding of your tumor marker count. QUESTION EVERYTHING!  

I feel like a character in a fantasy novel that thought after facing demons, dragons and endless challenges that their journey was done. Low and behold there are thousands more miles of treacherous mountains to travel through. Luckily I’m well equipped with excellent tools and a fabulous map!

I’ve been hit a bit hard with this new mental reality of diving into the deep end again. I am keeping the perspective that there is more I need to learn from this cancer guru, like TRUE self care and not over giving but it’s definitely been a bit challenging. I try to surrender the best I can and keep the perspective that it’s the journey not the destination. The money piece is especially hard as I was just getting my feet on the ground, establishing my coaching practice and enjoying working and making money. It’s hard to think of asking for help again but I also get there is a deeper level of learning to receive and unfortunately this is quite common for those on a natural healing journey as it is so expensive and insurance covers nothing. 

So yes, I'm asking for help! If you feel called to help me here are some things you can do to help:

  1. SHARE this fundraiser on Facebook or forward it to your friends! 
  2. Donate to my fundraiser at:THIS PAGE! If you can't donate please share it! Thank you!!
  3. Come stay at my AirBnb cottage at beautiful Wind Horse Sanctuary! You can see the stellar reviews and read about it here: AIRBNB This is my primary form of income these days. It's a win win as you get a great vacation and help support me! 
  4. Come participate in one of my workshops at Wind Horse Sanctuary! I have many wonderful events on the calendar which include these day events:  Grief Ritual with Horses, Intro to Equine Facilitated Learning, Healing with Horses and a few three workshops: Healing Cancer Naturally with Horses and a Medicine Horse workshop. Please see the full event list here: Event List.
  5. Purchase a coaching or Equine Facilitated Learning session or package from me! I am working when I can around my Vitamin C infusion schedule and have a small amount of availability to take on some coaching clients and Equine Facilitated clients. You can see my coaching offerings here: Wind Horse and private cancer coaching: Cancer Warrioress. For the Equine Facilitated work I do please go to: Epona. I do offer cancer coaching programs and will be offering one soon, for more info please see: Cancer Coaching Groups

If you have any questions about any of the above listed items please ask and I'm happy to answer your questions! Thank you for considering helping me in this way!

I figure my full healing means that I can continue to spread the word about the work I do and impact others lives in a positive manner (while staying in balance of course!)

Thank you all for your continual help, support and all the love you share! I would not be doing so well without you and I'm very grateful for the help!

With tremendous love and gratitude,


PS. I do have a weekly newsletter where I share stories from the cancer healing journey, fascinating book reviews, fun photos and other fabulous info. You can sign up for it here: NEWSLETTER

Posted on July 23, 2017


Posted on July 23, 2017

Life, Death & the Power of the Bees

What do bees have to do with my story? Well, given that I’m the daughter of a biologist, I have a particular fascination with these magical little insects. Stick with my story and you’ll hear it at the end!

I have not written a health update since April mainly because there was nothing to report health wise and my attention was occupied with the decline of a dear friend and family member.  Since I received my great test results back in April I made a conscious decision to not feed fear into my health journey. I decided to think of the cancer diagnosis like a cold or something temporary I was healing. Cancer wasn’t something that was going to kill me but was only momentarily present to teach me profound life lessons. And so it is!

The last few months have been full. On June 11, I was excited to be literally ‘back in the saddle again’ and rode Comanche for the second time after the September 2016 Stage 3 Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Unfortunately Xaria was with us in the riding arena. When Comanche started trotting, Xaria displayed her talented herding dog skills, ended up spooking Comanche and off I fell! The result: a broken wrist and two months in a cast and/or brace. Life never fails to provide more learning opportunities it seems! The main lesson of the broken arm: patience, fine tuning the art of learning to ask for help, slowing down and increased self care. After the first frustrated week of limited mobility, the gifts of the broken arm began to be revealed and now I’m fairly at peace with my high-tech robot arm brace!

I received the most fabulous test results a few weeks ago with the third RGCC Greece test! (The RGCC test measures the tumor cell count in the bloodstream. For more info about this blood test please see below.)  In fact I was told by Doctor V’s coach whom is assisting me that I am breaking records with how astoundingly fast I am healing with my natural healing regiment (NO chemotherapy, surgery, radiation or hormones). In November my score was 8.2 (which was frighteningly high), April scored at 6.5 and July at 3! This is a dramatically rapid drop as the usual decline is one point every three months. The last test results showed a 3.5 drop in three months!!! Remission is less than 1 point, which means if I keep healing at this rate, I will be in remission in three months!! The expected healing rate for my particular diagnosis and protocol  would take two years and at the rate I’m going I’ll be cancer free within nine months total!

Many have asked about the tumor in my breast. Those of you who know me well won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve chosen the extreme alternative approach to healing. The standard method of treating a breast cancer tumor is surgery, either a lumpectomy (removing the tumor) or mastectomy (entirely removing the breast). In the ten-months I have seen a handful of breast cancer journeyers undergo either a lumpectomy or mastectomy and think they are ‘cured’ of cancer only to unfortunately have it return months later. The most alternative route of removing a tumor is to use black salve (a mixture of four different herbs), which penetrates into the skin, killing unhealthy cells and leaving healthy ones intact. This can be a very painful treatment.

I LOVE my breasts! My breasts nursed my son for twenty-two months and my goal is to keep them as intact as possible. I KNOW that with my diligent health routine I can shrink this tumor and turn it into scar tissue! (This has happened with others and it WILL happen with me too. Do you catch the conviction in my intention?) In fact as my tumor cell count decreases as indicated by the RGCC test it means the tumor is losing its power. It is only a matter of time till it turns back into regular tissue.

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster with the vivid high of the test results and the heavy reality of a dear friend and family members death. Rowen Holland was like a sister to me. She was the mother of my beloved 20-year-old niece and has been an integral part of my life for the last two decades. Rowen had relocated to Grass Valley two weeks before my diagnosis in September 2016 and our paths were closely woven in our mutual cancer journeys. Watching her slow decline throughout the winter months was distressing and I felt powerless to help her. Her super hero friends moved her to Santa Cruz in the spring so she could have 24/7 care.  I am sad to say she died on July 9 from colorectal cancer

Words cannot express the vast grief I feel over losing my closest girlfriend of nineteen years, Deb Hubsmith, two years ago to Acute Myeloid Leukemia and now Rowen. It seems as if life wants me to get an unbelievable understanding of grief, loss, death and cancer in this lifetime. Endless tears have been shed in the past few months accompanied by a sense of shock that two of my most cherished sister friends have left this realm at the young age of 46 and 47. I am grateful for my resilient faith in my ability to jump over every hurdle but it is not easy. Months ago I doubted If my heart could survive another dramatic loss like this. Due to a strong support system, the horses, Syris, my family, dogs (we have adopted Rowen’s dog Satya by the way), spiritual practice and a steel inner strength I am healing, thriving and greeting each day as it comes. I will survive and am learning to be grateful for each adversity that comes my way, as I know it’s just another growth opportunity. Truth be told, I am ready for a period of ease without cataclysmic lessons of death, cancer and loss rocking my world!

And now for the magical bee story! For years I’ve been an aspiring beekeeper and this spring felt like the perfect timing to welcome bees to the ranch. If you’ve been following my story than you’ll know that I’ve been receiving bee venom therapy since March. We had missed the deadline to order bees and had placed our faith that we would be notified if a swarm (see definition of bee swarm below) were in the area.  June was the end of the swarm season and I had almost given up on my bee wish. Low and behold, miracles occur!

Cheyanna Bone, a bee-keeping consultant working with natural and sacred bee keeping practices, received a fortuitous call a few weeks ago. A swarm had flown 30’ high up in a tree at a local midwives house. Note: Rowen was a midwife! Cheyanna safely got the high-perched insects down from the tree.  A tiny colony of bees arrived a few days ago at the ranch and are happily buzzing away! Through immense tragedy there are blessings to behold. Perhaps Rowen is smiling down upon us and had a hand in bringing us bees right after her death. At any rate, I am deeply grateful and honored by the serendipitous unfolding of events!

I am still engaged in my full time healing cancer naturally protocol and have my eyes on the finish line, those enchanted words ‘remission’. I have been teaching some one-day Equine Facilitated Learning workshops and Grief Rituals with Horses at Wind Horse Sanctuary this summer.  The transformational work with the horses brings me joy and I love to witness how it changes lives.

In short, I am grateful to be given an opportunity to heal and it seems that I will have a different outcome than Deb and Rowen.  In light of their death I see clearly how each breath is a gift and I intend to live it fully!

Thank you all for all of your love and support, you boost me up with every kind word and prayer you send my way!

Healing cancer naturally is expensive as insurance does not cover the infusions, doctors visits, tests, supplements and daily care needed to zap cancer cells in a non-toxic manner. You all have been so generous in my healing and I’m deeply appreciative. I still have a road ahead of me and if you felt motivated to donate I would be so grateful! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

RGCC Greece test:  The test is highly refined; it measures the circulating tumor cell count in the bloodstream.  It is not offered in the USA so the blood sample is sent to Greece. In the USA oncologists can’t give results like this, as the standard cancer mode of care does not yet measure tumor cell counts. This test is a method of measuring cancer that is not yet in the mainstream reality although it is offered in other countries.  It is unfortunate as it could offer a way to monitor tumor cells rather than the standard chemotherapy mode of killing the entire immune system to ‘heal’ cancer.

Bee swarm: Swarming is the process by which a new honeybee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen. This swarm can contain thousands to tens of thousands of bees. Swarming is mainly a spring phenomenon, usually within a two- or three-week period depending on the locale, but occasional swarms can happen throughout the producing season.

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