Heroes 4 The Hursh Family (Shauna Hursh's Beat Cancer Fund)

For: The Hursh Family
Seguin, TX
Organizer: The Meade Family
Heroes 4 The Hursh Family (Shauna Hursh's Beat Cancer Fund) (The Hursh Family)
$23,466
of $35,000 goal
67% Complete
Raised by 258 donors

The Story

Friends, 

It is with a heavy heart & yet a hopeful one that recently Shauna was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her family has been processing this news, looking for answers in an effort to find a path forward. At this point it is likely Shauna will require surgery & follow-up treatment. As you can imagine, along with the physical and emotional strain, the cost of medical care is a HUGE financial burden.  Donnie will continue working, however Shauna will need to take a significant amount of time off to focus on her treatment. The Hursh family and their doctors are HOPEFUL she will recover! Shauna is strong, her faith is strong and we know friends & family rally in times of need. Here is the simple ask, please consider making a contribution ASAP. While thinking BIG would be wonderful, all contributions to her medical care are welcome. (Most major credit cards are accepted & it takes less than 90 seconds). Your thoughtfulness allows Shauna, Donnie, McCoy, Italia & Donovan to focus on what's most important to a family in a time like this...recovery! Once you've contributed please share the www.youcaring.com/shaunahursh link with others that can help yet might not be aware of Shauna's health situation. 

All The Best & Thank You For Being A Hero For The Hursh Family! 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 23, 2018

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Posted on February 23, 2018

I haven't written an update in about a month, so here goes.

My pituitary adenoma is on a "watch and wait"... which Ive decided I am okay with. My body has been through so much with three back to back major surgeries last year, its time to build strength and heal. I tend to forget all that my body has endured. Thank you body, your a champ

My RGCC tests came back and my body is responding well to my natural protocol. My CTCS were 4.1 and they are now 3.7. We were expecting a greater dip in these numbers but we also know how the surgeries were such a distraction to my immune system... We are hopeful for continual lowering of CTCS each test! I will retest again in late May.

Here in Texas, our house is for sale. We are preparing to move back home to Ca. My Oncologist in Austin is quite busy and I tend to get sub-par care there. I took it upon myself to find an integrative oncologist that accepts my insurance. I found Dr Bita at Cancer Center for healing in Irvine Ca. I have had two phone consults with her so far and they have been very informative. These phone consults are 350 a pop... but if I see her in person at the clinic my insurance will cover the costs. This is Huge. Next week we will head to California so that I can get some follow up scans and two very compressive blood work panels. No stone is unturned in the search to find causative factors. Dr Bita wants to address the benign tumor naturally/ and efforts to balance hormones naturally through diet and supplements. So much of this is diet related. My diet so far has been so protective. My menopause experience has been supernatural to say the least. This was the Lords promise to me. Everything is unfolding for me, Im learning so much along the way.

While we are in California, I am hoping to also get some "Vitamin Sea". Being home will be very healing for me in itself. Unfortunately we wont be in the South Bay at all to see most of our friends and family there. We will be staying in San Clemente with the Meades and have a packed schedule of paperwork/ tests and appointments. We are hoping our next trip to California will involve a Uhaul. So ... very SOON friends and family. we love you and miss you all so much.

In closing, I will never say that I am thankful for cancer. I will say though that what came to destroy me has been a great teacher. I dont have time for any distractions that don't point me to Jesus. Everything else is back ground music. Ive abused my body with the standard American diet, lack of sleep, the grind of "work" , unforgiveness, unresolved pain and most of all lack of self care. I never knew I was living this way until the diagnosis. Having to choose between faith or fear daily has brought such a perspective shift. I wish everyone could experience life this way even for a day. We might be so kind to ourselves and to others, it could change the world. We might also learn to cling to Jesus like it matters.... because it really really does. Cancer is not from him. If it were, we would not be doing everything we can to urgently rid ourselves of it. Cancer comes to steal, kill and destroy. Who else comes to do that ? The enemy. Not our Father. Cancer is not a gift as some like to say. But I do agree that  the perspective from living with eternity in mind, is a TRUE gift from God. learning to take every thought captive is life changing. Our father loves us and comes to give us wisdom, revelations, insights, long life and most all faith that is bigger than our greatest fears.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

I dont know whats ahead, but I know he has gone before me and I trust him. Thank you for trusting him with me and believing collectively the best for me. See me as well, whole, nothing lacking.


If you would like to donate here to my healing journey, I want you to know that every little bit helps. I am humbled daily by the generosity of so many who have loved on my family during this financially straining time.

you can also shop this beauty counter fundraiser on my behalf. 100% of the proceeds go towards my healing journey if you use this link below to shop: ends 2/28

https://www.beautycounter.com/carriegilmer/social/334350-Support+Shauna%27s+Wellness


Love you all, 

Shauna 





Posted on January 27, 2018

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Posted on January 27, 2018

Here is what has unfolded lately.

I was in the shower and noticed a little bit of milk on my nipple. Thinking it might be soap, I squeezed my nipple to be certain... and sure enough I was lactating. Very strange, because the whole point of a double mastectomy is to be without milk ducts and breast tissue, right? I rang my plastic surgeon who thought it might be residual milk since I had recently weaned Donovan. I hoped that to be true.

I went to my oncologist who thought it might be nipple discharge... but I knew it was milk. She also at that time discovered a few lumps that she felt were suspicious near where they removed lymph nodes. When she saw that I was indeed lactating, she agreed it was milk and that this WAY OUT OF HER SCOPE. Always comforting to hear from your doctor, right?

I left her office feeling confident the lumps were just scar tissue, but there was a part of me that got questioning it when fear struck. When the day of the ultrasound came, I felt a bit vulnerable, but also empowered by the word. As the ultrasound tech began taking measurements of round things on the right breast, I couldn't help but wonder if history would be repeating itself. She left the room and told me to stay undressed. That a radiologist would be coming in shortly to talk to me.  That is exactly how it went down last time... and I couldn't help but prepare for the worst. I immediately sat up... and stood in my power. I concluded that if the news was bad, that Gods word be true and every man a liar. The Lord already told me by his stripes I have been healed. So I waited.... to see if she was going to come back and lie to me or not. She came back and said that I can go ahead and get dressed. The radiologist said everything looked normal... and what the tech had been measuring was some fluid behind the scar tissue... that was all normal. Praise Jesus I might have YELLED. She smiled and agreed.

But my doctor appointment marathon was not over. Next up, my surgeon. He confirmed this was not residual milk from breast feeding, I was indeed lactating. Which he also knew nothing about and had never seen before. Years ago after miscarrying and dealing with infertility after Italia was born... I discovered via MRI that I had a pituitary adenoma also known as a prolactinoma. It was a small like tumor/cyct in my brain that secreted prolactin in my blood causing me to never fully stop lactating. Because of this, I wasn't able to get pregnant for years. Desperate to have a baby to complete our family, they gave a me a drug to essentially lower the prolactin in my blood and within three months I was pregnant with my rainbow baby, Donovan. I was told these tumors are not very rare at all, and mine was small enough to live with my whole life and not be of any concern. Only trouble would be if it grew and effected optical nerves.... or caused a hormone imbalance I couldn't live with. 

Currently, I had to get Erin Brokovich on my case, because no doctor knew how to help me here. I printed our pages of research showing them to my doctors.. all of them agreeing there was a link to high prolactin levels and higher risk for breast and prostate cancers. My surgeon even made copies of my research because he was so intrigued. In my research it suggests prolactin secreting pitutary tumors can cause headaches, auto immunity, vision issues and yes, breast cancer. This was not something I was willing to let linger anymore.

Next week, I will meet with a Brain/Pitutary specialist at MD Anderson in Houston. No time to play around. Bottom line, the tumor needs to be removed or shrunk by either medicine or surgery. The medicine has pretty strong side effects and is not guaranteed to permanently shrink the tumor, the surgery has its own set of risks. The great news is that I would be a candidate for endoscopic transsphenonidal surgery... which means through the nose. Either way, I feel thankful and ready to KILL this thing that has for years caused me so many issues.

If you should feel led to help financially, we would really appreciate it. No donation would be too small. Even gas or hotel money in Houston is a huge help for us as we are currently living paycheck to paycheck from the mounting doctor bills. The possibility of another surgery is also a financial burden. But we know God will provide. He always does.

Bold prayers are appreciated. Wisdom for Doctors at MD Anderson.Resolve for this tumor. Wouldn't it be amazing if the Lord straight up removes it himself? I know he can. 

Thanks for following along and encouraging and supporting us.I will keep yall updated

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3








Posted on January 4, 2018

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Posted on January 4, 2018

Today I start the first of ten Ozone IVS. Two ounces of blood is drawn from my arm using a needle. the blood circulates through a medical ultraviolet device where it is treated with ultraviolet light. Once treated with germicidal light the blood is returned back to me through iv. In the process, the bacterial and viral cells are targeted and absorb five times as much photonic energy as they’re healthy counterparts. the healthy cells remain intact while the diseased cells are killed and become antigenic. An “autigenous” self generated vaccine is produced.  Ozone gets to the root cause of a diseased system. It kills bacteria, improves circulation, improves oxygenation of tissues, creates homeostasis, increases the bodies tolerance towards radiation and chemotherapy, helps with inflammation, reduces pain, and helps with metabolism of high cholesterol and glucose.  But most of all, as I sit here , I’m imagining any small amount of lingering cancer cells exploding,  not a violent explosion, but rather a peaceful death in their sleep as the healthy cells celebrate because the party poopers have left the party. Call me crazy, you have to be a little crazy to wrap your head around all this. .

On another note, January is a big month of detox protocol for me. I have had good results with my RGCC so far at 4.1 cells, but I am hoping this time for VERY LOW if not  ZERO cells. Will you believe and pray that with me?  I will be retesting my CTCS in February.  If you feel compelled to help financially I’d really appreciate it. The help I have raised so far has gotten me through half a year or surgeries, missed work, scans, treatments, genetic testing and more. I honestly couldn’t have done it without your help. I’m believing that I’m on the last leg of this healing journey and I am believing in total healing for myself in jesus name.  Aside from always living my best life ( with proper nutrition, diet and exercise ) That I will always continue, because I’ve learned to love and care for myself. These IV treatments are expensive and I’m hoping to not need them. Any thing you would be able to contribute is ridiculously appreciated. So much gratitude for all that you have done for our family thus far. The collective love and support is healing in itself. Xo

Shauna

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