Support Candy Bowers
As many of you know, I’ve suffered from headaches and dizzy spells for years. In 2014 I went to my eye doctor for a routine checkup. I told them that I was having some vision problems in my right eye so they decided to run some tests. The tests showed that I had a small cataract in my right eye but the doctor decided that it wasn’t bad enough to remove.
Over the course of the next year, my vision and headaches continued to get worse. My eye doctor sent me to see a specialist for a second opinion. A CT scan revealed that I had a mass in my brain the size of an orange that was sitting on the optic nerve of my right eye.I was informed that the tumor was inoperable because it had wrapped itself around too many vital nerves.
With the doctor’s recommendations, I underwent a series of 16 radiation treatments to my head in November and December of 2015. My eyesight improved slightly but I was still experiencing headaches and dizziness. In April 2016 I then had cataract surgery. Again, my eyesight improved, but only slightly. Through all of this, I have had to quit my job and I am unable to drive. I continue to suffer daily headaches and dizziness. My legs and arms are weak and I’m not able to do much work around the house. Sometimes I need help walking or even getting out of a chair.
We’ve been searching for other treatments that could help me and have learned about a natural treatment option called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). In 1931 OttoWarburg won a Nobel prize for discovering that oxygen was an enemy of the cancer cell – it kills them. Cancer cells thrive in environments where oxygen is depleted. Since that time many cancer experts have looked for ways of delivering oxygen to cancerous tissue in the hope of killing the cancer cells and restoring the tissue to its normal state. HBOT is just such a process.
Inside a pressurized chamber the body begins to receive a healing dose of oxygen through the body’s fluids and plasma even if the blood vessel system to the needed tissue is compromised.When oxygen dissolves in the blood stream, it travels wherever the blood travels, effectively saturating all tissues. The delivery of oxygen using pressure does not require the use of red blood cells. As pressure increases, more oxygen is pushed into the cells.
There is a non-profit facility right here in Northwest Ohio that provides HBOT that we can go to called Sara’sGarden. A few weeks ago, I started receiving HBOT treatments there and have already seen benefit and found relief from my headaches. I’m sleeping better and have even been able to start cooking and vacuuming around the house again.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for my condition is only $150 per treatment at Sara’s Garden (as opposed to$1,500-2,500 per treatment at a hospital). Unfortunately, in the United States insurance companies do not recognize HBOT as being therapeutic for the treatment of cancer and will therefore not cover the cost of the treatments even though it is widely recognized as a crucial tool in helping someone recover from the ravaging effects of cancer treatments (such as chemotherapy and radiation). Since our plan is for me to receive at least 40 HBOT treatments that cost adds up quickly. We could really use your help!
If you could assist us with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $150 treatment it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received will go into an account in my name and will be used for my treatments. Any contribution made would be considered a tax-deductible donation as Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit facility.Checks can be made out to Sara’s Garden with my name on a sheet of paper accompanying the check. Please do not write my name directly on the check. You can also donate online via credit card by clicking on the DONATE NOW button below.
Thank you so much for considering the support of her treatments.
Candace Bowers and family
Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your charitable contribution is tax deductible under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, to the extent allowed by law. A receipt will be sent to you after your pledge has been received to use for tax purposes.