Early in June, Susan Murphy-Milano was diagnosed with cancer, stage IV. Many across the nation know and love Susan for the work she’s done with victims of abuse through hands on guidance for over 20 years, her books, and many public appearances. Although Susan’s disease is serious, she’s sharing her experiences publicly through a new blog, ConqueringCancer.Me. What Susan hopes to accomplish by exposing herself, her disease, and her treatment, is to show others that there is always hope.
Working with a team of healers from AwareMed Medical Institute in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, under the direction of Dr. Dalal Akoury, MD, Susan has made the decision to allow the world to see her progress by documenting her treatments and outcomes as they happen. When possible, she will be blogging daily and sharing pictures and videos of her day.
Treatments at AwareMed are focused on the healing and balance of the whole body, mind and spirit, using every tool available through traditional and alternative practices. Dr. Akoury’s treatments are meant to get the cancer under control, create an environment in the body where cancer can not live, and to balance the patient’s life and lifestyle to include more self-awareness towards healing and staying healthy.
Susan will be sharing with her reading audience tips that have helped her, such as what clothes to wear, (even down to the shoes!), what to expect during treatments that she’s taking, and how she feels daily. She will also share the costs and comparisons of cancer treatment, the traditional medical community and its attitudes, what’s working for her and what isn’t.
With no medical insurance coverage, Susan’s medical bills are piling up rapidly. For instance, lab testings that are vitally needed can run close to $15,000. Through her many friends and colleagues nationwide, fundraising campaigns are underway, and there is the ability to make direct donations on the site. Although fund raising efforts are now concentrated towards Susan’s immediate health crisis, when this crisis passes and she is fully back in the saddle, any excess funds will go towards a future foundation that will assist qualified patients without adequate healthcare to receive treatment.
There are alternative ways to help support Susan’s health crisis and her medical bills, by purchasing books, scheduling speaking engagements, or buying an ad on the site.
Her newest book, HOLDING MY HAND THROUGH HELL, launching in October, 2012, is available for pre-order from the publisher, Ice Cube Press. The first 100 pre-ordered books will be signed personally by Susan. All profits from her books are going directly towards her healthcare.
TIME’S UP is available as an Ebook ordered directly from Susan’s sites, SusanMurphy-Milano.Com MurphyMilanoJournal or ConqueringCancer.Me or you can purchase hard copies from Amazon and all other online retailers. Even if you already own a copy, have used the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit, and the tools contained in the book, buy one for a friend in need or donate to your local domestic violence agency for other victims of abuse. For all information about the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit refer to the website Document the Abuse.Com and watch for the launch of the App available through the Apple Store or iTunes.
If you aren’t able to directly donate or buy books, please consider passing this post and message to your circle of social media friends, your email lists, and anyone who may be able to benefit. Susan has tackled many, many difficult circumstances in her life, this is another one, and she needs the help of the masses. All donations of time and money are greatly appreciated.