Dads Cancer Story September 26, 2011, dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer. Over the next year and a half he went under several procedures; surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and a 30 day hyperbaric chamber treatment. He was finally cleared and given a good bill of health. Over the next few years fast forwarding to today, he still struggles with the side affects resulting from the surgey and chemotherapy. March of 2016 a check up appointment revealed the cancer was back. This time Stage 4 Colorectal metastasis to the liver and lymph nodes. Dad was given 6-9 months to live, however if he chose the route of chemotherapy he could prolong that to 2-3 years when eventually the chemotherapy would stop working. Dad began chemotherapy and continued until August 2016 at which point he chose to stop because of how aweful and ill it made him feel. What made him feel better and gave him successful results with his PET/CT SCAN and blood work was a list of natural treatments he chose to follow. Since dad stopped all chemotherapy treatments back in August of 2016. The doctor advised him he likely would decline quickly in 6 months. Well that 6 month is quickly approaching, February of 2017. As of January 9, 2017, dad and mom are at a treatment center in Mexico. He started a program to begin to kill the cancer directly at the source. All of the protocols he has been doing are great however are not reaching the source of the cancer to kill it off. This facility has a 85% cure rate in patients living over 5 years verses the U.S. which is 2% under 5 years. The primary reason for this is Mexico uses very small dosages of directed chemotherapy whereas the U.S. uses high dosages of chemotherapy which destroys the immune system. They also perform as many as 15 different protocols in one day. Each protocol lasts approximately 30 minutes and is completed like an assembly line. This facility regularly see patients with stage 4 cancer, unable to walk, who have been told they have days to live. After following the program and maintenance program they send you home with a maintanence program and have successfully guided people back to a healthy living long past the date they originally were given by their doctors. While being at the facility for a week and a half they have witnessed the healing miracle. What we have learned is it takes 3 weeks just to get started in the program and a large percentage of patients are needing 6-8 weeks to see this miracle happen. The first 3 weeks have already been funded. Dads 4 children (Jennifer, Shane, Angela & Rene who is his Guardian Angel, and his 8 grandchildren) are asking for help to keep him down in Mexico getting this treatment another 5 weeks. 3 weeks is another $17,000 plus hotel expenses. 5 weeks is $30,000. We are praying to spread this message to collect any amount to help us keep dad in this fight. He is currently doing very well. He is feeling strong and feels healthier than ever. I'd like to share a little about the man I am asking prayers and funding for. Lester Daywalt is my father's name. He is 64 years strong. He married my mom, Doreen, his high school sweetheart in March of 1972, 44 years filled with unconditional love. Over the next few years they birthed 4 children, Jennifer, Shane, Angela and Rene. Dad joined the United States Marine Corp and served in Vietnam. When returning home from war he joined the Orange County Fire Authority in October of 1973 and retired in November of 2003. 30 years of service as a firefighter. On his days off from the fire service he assisted my mother with her in home daycare service she provided for 30 years. Not only did he father us 4 kids, he was a father figure and roll model to many children he helped raise through the daycare or friends of us, his kids. He has a huge heart and is a fighter. He has always taught us to never give up, keep fighting. He is a man of his words and is fighting a good fight.