Support Jim Roth
After more than a year and a half of experiencing issues with his throat, such as difficulty swallowing and frequent throwing up, Jim visited a hospital in hopes of learning what was wrong. Unfortunately, the answer was not what Jim was expecting. Tests showed that he had throat cancer. The doctor suggested surgery, feeding tubes, and chemotherapy. None of these options sounded like good ideas to Jim as chemotherapy is poison and its success was by no means a sure thing. To top it off, the medical bills for this process were so high it would mean losing the farm and leaving no inheritance for his children. Jim went home, determined to keep praying and let God see him through. The doctor told Jim that if he did not go through with the surgery and chemo, he would only have two months to live. God said differently.
Five months later, Jim went to the emergency room due to severe dehydration after being unable to swallow food or drink water for three days. He felt nauseous and tired from the constant struggle to eat and drink. The nurses gave him fluid through an IV line, asked questions, and ran a few tests. Other than the throat cancer and being dehydrated he seemed alright. Doctors offered to send him to another hospital for more tests on the cancer, but he decided it was best to go home since the tests would likely result in the same response he had gotten before; that he had to do chemo and surgery or else he would die.
Jim went home and continued to pray, hoping that God would show him what to do. His drinking and eating improved enough that he could stay hydrated and put a little meat on his bones. He continued to farm as he sought God’s will. Then a friend suggested Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at Sara’s Garden. After a little prodding, Jim went to Sara’s Garden to learn what HBOT could do for him.
In 1931 Otto Warburg 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.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Jim’s 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 Jim 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 Jim’s name and will be used for his 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 Jim’s name on a sheet of paper accompanying the check. Please do not write his 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 Jim’s treatments.
The family of Jim Roth
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