Jan 27, 2019 Latest post:
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Thank you for your love and prayers and continual support for our family. We know that sometimes it's difficult to know how to pray or help without being aware of some of the specifics; so if you subscribe to our updates here, we will do our best to keep you informed throughout this journey. It seems like everything, as far as symptoms go, emerged in the last quarter of 2018, when Teresa started to have some discomfort and swelling in her abdomen. After trying some more subtle attempts to figure out what was going on and being unsuccessful, Teresa finally went in to get checked with a new family doctor on January 2, 2019. The doctor immediately sent her for a blood test for ovarian cancer...and then the next morning for a CT scan. The blood test came out positive for cancer (at the time, they believed it to be ovarian) and the CT scan showed masses in her stomach cavity. The following week, Teresa had a paracentesis to drain the build up of fluid in her belly, and the doctor used the test to determine that the cancer actually originated in her GI tract. She then was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer because it had already metastasized to another area, namely, her stomach cavity. The only treatment options offered were various forms of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and after listening to the incredibly depressing probable outcomes, both Dean (her husband of 30 years) and Teresa were resolved to find a better way. Looking back on his father's experience with a natural approach to colon cancer before he passed away in January 2018, Dean decided to delve into some more holistic possibilities in Tijuana, Mexico. The book, "The Truth about Cancer" by Ty M. Bollinger, was recommended to the family, and as they read through it online, they learned about the Hope4Cancer Clinic. Ironically enough (or not so ironically), an advertisement for the Hope4Cancer Clinic came up on Facebook, so Lexi, Teresa's second oldest, started to do some research and set up an appointment to tour the facility and talk with one of the doctors. On January 20, 2019, only 2 1/2 weeks after the first test, Dean, Teresa and Lexi flew down to San Diego and drove across the border the next morning on a mission to figure out which of the few options that they had looked into was going to be the best. Since they started at the Hope4Cancer Clinic, after the appointment there, they cancelled all of the others because they felt very comfortable with the staff, the spiritual focus, and with what they were hearing from the current patients in the medical center. This brings us to the time of starting this online Journal with CaringBridge. The plan is for Teresa to be at the clinic for 3 weeks of intensive, innovative and non-toxic treatments including Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy, Hyperthermia, B-17/Laetrile and Vitamin C IVs, Coffee Enemas, Near Infra-Red Lamp and Sauna, Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy, Ozone Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, Ultra-Violet Biological Irradiation, Nutrition and Supplementation Education and Evaluations, and BEST (Behavioral, Emotional, & Spiritual Therapy). Dean flew back home on January 24th and Haley, the youngest of the children, flew down on the 25th to stay for the duration of the trip. Lexi is flying home to NC today (the 26th) and Zach, the oldest, will be flying down on January 30th to stay for a handful of days. Dean will be traveling back down with Zach and stay for the remainder of the trip. Levi, the third child, will then go down on February 10th for a few days during the last week. We covet your prayers for the medical professionals to have wisdom and for Teresa to make a full recovery, for safety in all of the traveling and renewed faith for the family, and for peace and strength for Flora (Zach's wife) and their four children as well as Levi Lukonen (Lexi's husband) and their two children. She is STRONG...God is GREAT...and we are expecting a MIRACLE!
P.S. Although we did not intend for this website to bring in monetary donations, we are grateful to the folks that have already given...and appreciate those that have voiced their desire to support and give in ways beyond the bounds of prayer and encouragement. If you give on this website, however, the donations do not make it to the Frey family. They are called "Tributes" and they go directly to the administration of CaringBridge. Please contact Zach Frey at email@example.com if you are seeking out a way to be involved, or simply visit the Facebook fundraiser titled "Praying for Teresa Frey". Thank you so much for caring, and for making all of us feel God's love and presence in this march.