The Cost of Cancer

Let’s just say it isn’t cheap.

Lately, I have been searching Google for some financial help, but to no avail. It amazes me that there isn’t much out there when it comes to assistance with dealing with cancer from a natural perspective.

Befor I continue any further, I want you to know this post is not meant to be taken as a complaint, or am I wanting anyone to feel sorry for us. We made this decision! This is a post about the path we have decided to go down regarding the treatments I undergo for Stage 4 Colon cancer. We hope this will also serve as a help for those who may be seeking information or guidance.

Since July, 24, my treatments have cost nearly $90K. Yes, you read that right. Ninety thousand dollars, and we are not done yet.

It’s hard to wrap my mind around that number – especially knowing that 60% of that money has been given to us through incredible, loving, and generous people. When this journey first started we had absolutely no idea where the finances where going to come from, but we trusted God. It hasn’t been easy, but He has been faithful.

In my search of help, it has been very difficult to find any. What makes it even more frustrating is the lack of options we have when it comes to cancer treatment. Why aren’t there grants for those who decide to go in a different direction when it comes to their personal choice for medical treatment?

Watch this video from the CBC about the Cancer Society spending more on fundraising than on research.

Anyways, I hope to meet with some local MLA’s soon to discuss the possibility for possible financial help. Not just for our family, but for the countless families that have chosen a similar path as us. The reality is, naturopathic treatments are gaining momentum amongst the general public as a viable option to treat their disease/symptoms.

Besides the weekly expenses for my treatments – we still have a life to live. A mortgage (we even had to remortgage recently), daily bills, groceries, school, and everything else that pertains to life. It can feel like we our drowning at times as the debt rises. As overwhelming as it gets sometimes we wouldn’t change anything. We are constantly thinking of new ways to generate an extra income to help cover the ongoing costs of my treatments (if you have any ideas, let me know.)

So, if you are considering naturopathic type treatments to treat something you are dealing with, here are a couple of things you should know:

1. It’s not cheap.
2. It’s a marathon, not a 100m dash.
3. They are not popular.
4. They work!

What would you do?

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