I am honoured.

Wow! For those of you that are not aware, there was a wonderfully written article on my cancer journey featured in the Toronto Star this Sunday, as well as online today. Ever since this story went public, my phone and email have been going non-stop. Literally, the light on my phone just keeps flashing! I am overwhelmed by the support I have been receiving. I cannot thank all of you enough for your thoughtfulness, heartfelt wishes, and for sharing your advice and personal stories with me. You have all touched my heart. And it is very cool that I have a ton of new followers on my blog and a crazy amount of views in the last two days. Thanks, you guys are awesome!

So many of you have personally reached out to me and shared your stories of strength and courage, as well as offered kind words and wonderful advice. I sit there and cry when I read your words, good tears of course. I truly thank all of you from the bottom of my heart, and I continue to stand in utter amazement at the compassion and kindness of complete strangers. I would like to respond to each and every one of you directly and hope to do so over the next couple of days and weeks, so please bear with me. Like I said earlier, I am overwhelmed by all of your emails, comments, and support. This is exactly why I choose to write this blog, and I cannot believe the type of impact my story has had. I am honoured and humbled to know that so many are inspired or touched by my journey. Thank you.

Also, I stand in disbelief of how many have contacted me to request future articles to be written on me and my story in various outlets, the free goodies I have received (and who can resist free stuff), and the fact that I have been contacted by old friends from highschool! Unbelievable and so cool! I am speechless (which doesn’t happen all that often). So, Christian Louboutin, if you are reading this blog, I am a size five boot (in case you were wondering) 😉 And if anyone wants to invite me to galas and fancy dinners for cancer, feel free.

But really, what I would like to get out there is that I am incredibly grateful for all of you and your heartwarming support. You all make this world a better place. Please keep the emails and comments coming. I will continue to fight the fight and hopefully do my part to keep inspiring and motivating others not to give up. Let us fight together for targeted cancer research and funding, more options for metastatic  cancer patients, and a cure. One cancer death is one too many. I will never choose to accept it. Never.

With all my love,

Sabrina

xoxoxo

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12 thoughts on “I am honoured.

  1. Dear Sabrina,

    I missed your smile this last Thursday at Keith’s meditation class. You are an inspiration to me and I love you so very much, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I felt a strong connection between our smiles, I’m a smiling cancer girl too and I know we are winning as long as we won’t give up the fight and we’ll keep smiling…See you soon at Wellspring.
    xoxo
    Ileana

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  2. Just read the star … On behalf of the family we are beyond proud of you! your inspirational strength, determination and positive outlook is a refreshing perspective on life. Stay strong and continue the fight! We love you! xo

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  3. PLEASE watch Thetruthaboutcancer.com The Quest for the Cures and A Global Quest. I was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and am treating completely alternatively. It works! There are many cures for cancer!! There’s a reason your cancer is spreading and there are ways to stop it. The doctors don’t know or won’t tell you. You will be amazed! I promise!! Just watch. It’s free right now. Even stage 4 metastatic within days and weeks of death have been cured. From one cancer survivor to another, I have to share this life-saving information with you. Someone shared it with me and it saved me. I was told without mastectomy, chemo and radiation I wouldn’t survive. Well here I am, better than ever. I’ve missed no time from work. Please just watch the series. I promise you will be shocked and amazed and you will realize hope!! All the best to you!!

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  4. I am mailing the Star article to my Mum who has survived stage IV breast cancer for over 14 years now. About 1.5 years after diagnosis she embraced a vegan diet, thanks to a book she read by Professor Jane Plant called “Your Life in Your Hands” (anyone can google Prof Plant and find her site/books).

    I truly believe your eating program/supplements etc are why you’re still here. My mother had ignored warning signs, and actually figured out what was wrong but was terrified and eventually a relative dragged her to the doctor, which revealed the advanced cancer (primary breast cancer, spread to the lung with traces in her spine). She refused chemo, said I’m OK with death, just manage any pain… At a loss, her oncologist suggested a hormone receptor pill, and the cancer was considered a ticking time bomb. Part of the tumour was visible, like a small egg on her breast, and this was examined/measured frequently. Fast forward to about two weeks after embracing her new diet and she saw the visible tumour shrinking before her eyes. The oncologist was amazed and hurrahed that the pill was finally working. Mum decided nope it’s definitely a combo of the pill and my new vegan diet. So she continued this way, until no cancer could be found in her lung, spine, and the visible tumour outside the breast had shrivelled up and looked similar to a large discoloured belly button. On top of that, she looked amazing. Her skin glowed. For the first time ever her finger nails didn’t peel and split. She enjoyed many ears of travel and living life.

    Then our family was hit with challenges: divorce, a close relative’s cancer and death, which took a huge emotional toll on my Mother, who had been a pre palliative carer to this relative and in doing so had fallen off the wagon of taking care of herself. She fell away from juicing, ate bad processed carbs and within a year two tumours were discovered in a check-up: on the spine, and in the bone. Coincidence? Maybe…does she believe it was a combo of stress and bad eating? Yup! She agreed to give chemo a try this time, and I can honestly say that’s the only time I’ve seen her look and visibly act really, really ill. No surprise there. Chemo kills everything, and then you pray you’ve beaten it. They had to stop chemo a little early because of side effects. But she said it was a wake-up call to not just rely on the hormone receptor pill, but eat better again. Two years later, she’s not back to how she was, and hasn’t been very diligent with juicing etc, but she’s stuck to a dairy free diet and no beef/pork/chicken either. No alcohol. No caffeine.

    I hope articles like yours begin to make people realize that embracing food as part of a cancer fighting program is not “pseudo science”. It’s real. Yes we can agree that a cancer survivor has no idea how long they’ll live. But I think anyone can see that the QUALITY of life, while you’re still kicking cancer’s butt, is far better than the usual “all or nothing” approach of traditional/conventional only medicine.

    My hats of to your oncologist as well for supporting you.

    Sorry for the long story but your article was the best thing I’d read in ages 🙂

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    • Hi Sally,

      Thank you so much for your kind comments and support, and for sharing your mom’s story. I wish your mom all the best in her cancer journey. She sounds like a tough cookie (making us cancer’s worst enemy). I wholeheartedly believe that nutrition, supplements, epigenetics, alternative therapies, as well as positive energy and things like meditation, energy healing, and spirituality can help to lengthen our lives and definitely improve the quality of life. We will keep fighting the fight! Please feel free to reach out to me any time. My love goes out to you, your mom, and your family. Xoxo Sabrina

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  5. Your Toronto Star article was timely. I just found out that I may have cancer in my kidney which will be my third primary/type of cancer by 32. I had looked at LFS in the past, but hadn’t fully investigated. I have already separately been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which is a genetic connective tissue disease that has taken a large toll. It doesn’t explain the cancer though. I will definitely be a new follower of your blog and will bring your article to the attention of my medical team. Thank you for raising awareness.

    All the best,
    Meg

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    • Hi Meghan,
      Thanks for your email. I am sorry to hear of your multiple cancer diagnoses. If you ever would like to talk, I would be more than happy. Out of curiosity, what were your diagnoses in the past? So happy to hear you are following the blog, and that my story can hopefully help you.
      Love and health to you,
      Sabrina

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  6. Hi Sabrina, I met you a many years ago with Vince and friends. I saw the article in the Star and was amazed to read your story. What an inspiration to all of us.

    You Fuoco’s rock!

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  7. Hi Sabrina,

    I’m not sure if you remember me from your CIBC Mellon days. I saw your story on Facebook and read the Toronto Star article. Just wanted to say hi and say keep up the good fight.

    Roger

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    • Hi Roger! Of course I remember you! The Mellon crew lol. So nice to hear from you 🙂 Thank you very much for reaching out to me and the kind words and support. Hope all is well with you. xo Sabrina

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