Connecting Cancer Thrivers
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When I was doing my initial research, I found they called it (CAM) Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Supportive Cancer Treatment Options …… Cam was my father’s name ( And what I named my firstborn! )
So I took it as a wink from heaven that I should be doing this!
A Mother's Earth knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Vanessa Boshoff and I have two sons. As a mother, I have grown more and more aware of the amazing mother stories from around the world. These mothers inspire me to get involved, give me hope, have tugged at my heart and motivated me to seek our more of them and share their stories. They have taught me what hardships and obstacles women all over the planet go through to protect, teach and ensure a future for their little ones.
Back in 2016, our Non-Profit Organization realized that by working globally, and together- we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch A Mother's Earth that focused on supporting women and girls around the world. Our focus has always been supporting women, and now a cause close to my heart has come into play.
In the summer of 2021, my sister and best friend Jessica was been diagnosed with Invasive Ductile Carcinoma HER2 + Metastatic Breast Cancer. As we came together as a family to try and support Jessica on her journey, I became acutely aware of how lucky we were to have such a large family and the incredible support of our local community. I am the eldest of 8 children, Jessica being #2. Each of the siblings took a place in helping during the treatments and healing. Health coach, driver, child care, house keeping, food delivery and mental support were all taken care of by someone. But I kept wondering how people did it without all of this support and all these people? How could they get the right information? Access to financial support for alternative and supportive options? What are the options and where to go for that village that is so needed on this journey towards this Cancer Thriving?
When I was doing my initial research, I found they called it (CAM) Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Treatment Options for Cancer …… Cam was my father’s name ( and my first born as well...) So I took it as a wink from heaven that I should be doing this!
That is where the app idea was born, to provide access to all the things that we found to support our sister. So that women around the nation can feel that they are helped and heard, that there are options and answers outside the doctors office. Breast Cancer thriving requires a village, and that is what we provide at A Mother's Earth Cancer Thrivers!