By Marivir R. Montebon
New York – The OSM! Online magazine would like to thank the generous friends and supporters of its digital editor Leani Auxilio’s healing journey. The Gofundme for my daughter had been brisk because of your love, and it fuels us to continue the integrative fight against 4th stage colon cancer at this point in time.
Visit site here http://www.gofundme.com/healthierleani2point0
So heartwarming are the artists who stepped forward with their works of art as a way of providing appreciation to those who donated money for Leani’s continued heath needs. Thank you, Ann Constantino Beck, Ronald Cortes, and June Pascal.
Your support pinches my heart with the feeling of immense gratitude, and I’ve been invisibly crying me a river. As I write, Leani has just finished her third chemotherapy cycle, a medical treatment which neither of us look forward to doing, but we’d have to go through (I guess).
It feels that going through the assault of chemotherapy is like riding an airplane under a turbulent storm. We’re being tossed up and down, swirling inside the air cabin by strong winds and rain, but we keep fighting, we keep flying. We keep faith and hope.
As a mother, I know Leani would heal but I carry the bitter pain of every step of this healing journey. We’ve woven chemotherapy with holistic modalities, thanks to friends who have been supportive of the latter, because insurance only pays for the ‘mainstream medicine.’ Up to now, some of my friends and I have been in constant search for natural healing modalities that are less atrocious than chemotherapy.
In the meantime, there’d be more interminable massages in times of discomfort and pain, more food preparations that get lucky if they’d be taken in when her taste buds are altered and often not tolerate the smell and flavor of food, anxious nights of tearful prayers and less sleep, and so on.
And as such, I thank you so much for everything. My heart looks forward to the day when finally, we shall have reversed Leani’s health condition because of faith and appropriate medical intervention.
With your love and support, the healing journey is already a miracle by itself.