This page is written on behalf of Barbara Murphy, whom is battling stage III breast cancer. She is a wife and mother and lives in Bayfield, WI with her family and 3 dogs. Some of you may know her husband, John who spent his career as a police officer.He continues his dedication to public service by volunteering in the community as well as keeping the residents healthy and fit by offering an array of fitness classes and organizing group bike rides. Her daughter, Elyssa recently relocated to Bayfield to help manage the home and to take over Barb’s fitness classes during her mom’s treatments and recovery. She came all the way from Houston, TX where she worked at the SCPA rehabilitating abused horses and farm animals. Some of you may be curious about Barb’s treatment decisions, what she did and didn’t do and how she felt about her diagnosis. She would like to share her experience to enlighten, educate and inspire those who care to read her story. Additionally, this is a fundraising effort to help pay for her medical expenses.
If you know Barb, you are probably not surprised by her decision to seek alternative, integrative therapies. She has always been an advocate for non-toxic and natural healing options and when she received her diagnosis in April of 2019, she knew exactly what to do. Over the years, her commitment to researching viable, natural treatments that treat the individual and root cause of the disease rather than the symptom (tumor) of a body misaligned, she learned that cancer does not have to be a death sentence and that it’s not some random, foreign invader. She has taken responsibility for her diagnosis and has chosen to allow her body to heal on its own with the help of functional and integrative therapies at the Hope4Cancer Treatment Center in Tijuana, Mexico. She chose Hope4Cancer because of their whole-body approach and their dedication to healing mind, body and spirit with a multi-dimensional approach.
Her first trip to the clinic was in June of 2019 for a 3-week series of intensive therapies that employed their 7 key principals of healing; non-toxic treatments, immuno-modulation, detoxification, oxygenation, restoring the microbiome and emotional/spiritual healing. She returned home from the clinic with tons of supplements to repair her immune system and therapies to detoxify her body. She was vigilant but also knew that her journey had just begun. After returning to the clinic 3 times over the fall/winter to re-assess her progress, by January 2020, her immune system was healthy enough to undergo IPT (Insulin Potentiation Therapy), which is low dose chemotherapy. The initial plan was to complete 6-8 sessions (once per week) to address the tumors and lesions however, she ended up doing 12 treatments as she was responding well and immune/organ functions were normal and healthy. The tumors were shrinking and the lesions were healing but she decided to return home on May 4thto re-group for a couple of months. Things are still on the right track but she has a way to go yet. Surgery is still necessary to remove the tumor and breast and, depending on how her next follow-up goes, she will require one or more of the following; additional IPT, radiation and IV therapy. She will also need another PET scan to determine the exact course of treatment going forward.
After all of the above being said, she has no health insurance so all expenses have been out of pocket thus far. Fortunately, the treatments she received in Mexico have been a fraction of what they would cost in the US however, they have added up over the last year. After mortgaging the home and almost draining the life savings, she feels the need to swallow her pride and ask for help. Her treatments cannot continue without your help and the costs could be as much as $50,000.00. She has received amazing care from her medical team in Tijuana and her experiences there have been life changing. You are her hope for healing and recovery and she is truly grateful for any consideration.
You may send your contribution to:
Chippewa Valley Bank
c/o Barb Murphy's Cancer Fund
117 S. Broad Street PO Box 460 Bayfield, WI 54814
or donate via GoFundMe Link Below