I still remember the day it happened like it was yesterday... I was 14
My dad had been in and out of the hospital for 2 months
We thought he had Lyme disease
My mom came in my room one night crying and I tried to console her saying “everything is going to be okay”
What happened next changed my life
My mom said “no Misty, it’s NOT going to be ok. Your father has cancer he’s not going to make it through the weekend” *numbness*
3 days later, I watched my father take his last breath. I swear that day, my childhood ended I still remember the deep crushing feeling of intense loss when shock took over. A feeling nothing other than a traumatic sudden loss can create .
I watched my family in pain and shock, as I went home and told my 11 year old sister with Down’s syndrome, her father had gone to heaven... Friends, I tell you this because in my heart, I’ve suffered greatly .
My fathers death was handled poorly by the physicians and he was misdiagnosed for months because no one looked deep enough in his history.
The doctors treated him as numbers on lab sheets and a protocol, not as a human life.
My desire to provide functional medicine stems from these painful memories... It stems from years of watching my dad not take care of himself and from the traumatic loss that left a gaping hole in my heart at such a young age
20 years later, Ive healed myself from anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sugar addiction.
Im telling you this because my friends, the human race deserves better health care
I believe an individual is not a disease, or a number on a chart, but a human suffering in need of healing and need help
The photo above is a picture of my dad (on the right with the righteous mustache) and is one of the happiest pictures I have of him. .
He is sorely missed, never forgotten, and with me daily as Inspiration to help others in need. ❤️ . .
If you suffer from chronic disease, DO NOT give up hope, keep digging, keep searching, keep trying ❤️🔥
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