Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Please Watch This - it's Filled With HOPE

While I wish that Seattle Children's Hospital had its OWN video, that's not the case as yet, so here is a link to the City of Hope's Rock the Cure video of Dr. Mike Jensen, explaining his research success with the immune system, fighting cancer.

Dr. Jensen is teaching immune system cells to recognize and destroy cancer, with minimal side effects.

Please take a few moments to watch this, enjoy a dose of HOPE, and please, spread the word.

Dr. Jensen has joined Seattle Children's Hospital's Center for Childhood Cancer.
The Katie Gerstenberger Endowment for Cancer Research is supporting his work.

Please, if you are able, donate to this research, either at Seattle Children's Hospital, through Katie's Endowment or the Ben Towne Foundation - spread the word - ask others to donate.
HOPE is HERE. A better, non-toxic cure IS possible. Let's help it to happen in our lifetime!


Busy Bee Suz said...

This is SO hopeful!!!!!
And I will never ever get tired of that photo of your sweet Katie!!!

Karen said...

Wonderful. Wonderful. It's amazing to me that you get to be part of something so wonderful. They couldn't have a better cheerleader than you. Your Katie is so beautiful. I love that girl.

Anonymous said...

I love it! :)
Nice work.

Lv, CT

Kay said...

I am thankful there is hope that the face of treatment could be changed forever.

I love that pic of your girl! : )

Anonymous said...

This research is so incredible, I am almost afraid to hope - it seems to good to be true. Go Dr. Mike Jensen! Thank you for directing this to our attention. I will send a donation and send others to view this also.

Karen B.

Mary Potts said...

Thank you so much for sharing this link Karen. It's nine months today since Erin died, and watching this video truly does hit home.

When I think of all the horribly toxic treatments that cancer patients must endure as they desperately fight, this doctor's vision gives me so much hope for the future of all against this awful disease. I can just imagine a world where a treatment like this will be the answer, and I so hope it will happen in our lifetime.

The video also made me think of Taylor and all she is going through right now. I saw that you posted after I did. We met three years ago, a few months after each was diagnosed, and the girls had daily radiation together.

Yes, I so hope for a cure...

Jabacue said...

Hi. Jason sent me your way. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a 'pain-free' treatment available. Good luck in your campaign.

Amy Bowman said...

I visited your blog and I'm so sorry about your beautiful daughter. I've often thought (even earlier today) how relieved I am that it is me that has cancer and not one of my girls. I can't imagine the pain you have been through..

I clicked on the Rock The Vote video. I was very intrigued. I was just reading Larry Burkett's book about his cancer journey, and back in 2007 he was doing a treatment with T-cells very, very similar to this process, and it was working but a large pharmaceutical company came and bought out the company that was running the trial and shut it down. That was so discouraging to read today, until I clicked on your video!! Thank you so much for commenting..I believe it was a God thing.

I spent the day in bed resting and reading Mary Beth Chapman's book "Choosing To See" It is an amazing book, but I have cried through quite a few chapters. She is so real and raw. It is beautiful but heart wrenching. You mom's who have lost precious children, but still "choose to see" and keep the faith are my heroes.
Blessings to you, so glad to "know" you.
Amy (tried to email this to you but couldn't, so I'm leaving it as a comment:))