BENEFITING: Gerson Institute
My upcoming Double Century (200 miles in a day) ride, on Sunday October 5th, will be a collection of four training rides I have ridden over the past many years. Each loop is roughly 50 miles and all are starting and ending in the same parking lot in Folsom CA. This ride will help raise funds to enable Jonathan Hernandez, a 19 year old Metastatic Osteosarcoma (a form of bone cancer) patient, to keep following the Gerson Therapy treatment.
Thank you in advance for your support. I whole heartedly and passionately believe that together, we can make a difference.
Below is Jonathan's story:
My name is Jonathan Hernandez, I was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of bone cancer called metastatic osteosarcoma, in July 2010, when I was 15 years old. The doctors told my parents that after three rounds of chemotherapy and two surgeries I would have a less than 20% chance of survival. And, if I was within the 20% that survived, I might die of other causes because the doses of chemo they were going to give me were so high that my internal organs could shut down.
After my parents heard all what the doctors were telling them, they were in shock. Then my aunt and her friend, who are alternative medical doctors, introduced us the Gerson Therapy for Cancer Patients ( www.gerson.org). I have been on the Therapy for four years. The tumor on my leg is dying, but my Gerson doctors estimate that I will need to stay on the Therapy for a few more years.
Even though this therapy is much better than chemo, it is very expensive. It costs $2,500 dollars a month in North Carolina because I have to eat and drink 22 pounds of organic produce in meals and juices daily along with a high amount of dietary supplements (70 capsules and tablets daily).
Throughout these four years, my Lord through my family, friends, churches, and the community have supported me raising funds for my treatment, but, lately, we are running out of funds. Please, help keep me on the therapy. Any dollar amount you donate will help me fight cancer and give me the opportunity to live beyond my 19 years on this planet and help others too.
You can follow my progress via our GPS tracking system by clicking on the below link (The page will not display prior to 6am October 5th). We will also be posting updates on my Facebook page as well. So please stop by and send me a friend request, it would be great to meet you! ~ Butch