The founder of the Annie Appleseed Project is an amazing woman who gives of herself to help educate and empower others to not only help themselves and their loved ones with breast cancer issues, but also to move forward the focus on prevention and treatment of the disease.
Ann is a passionate, hard-working, extremely knowledgable professional who really cares about her mission and the many people she impacts.
Aftering talking to Annie, I realized that her organization was a worth while project and that many people needed to hear more about it. I asked her to send me flyers on her project and she did. Now a community that has little or no access to computers, know her information.
The Annie Appleseed Project is an excellent project. The project has provided a wealth of information on alternative treatment for breat cancer survivors in the minority communities in the Central Florida Area.
In 2006 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have always been a strong supporter of alternative medicine and although I allowed my doctors to talk me into a lumpectomy, I refused radiation and began a search for information on alternatives to radiation. I believe there is something in nature that will aid our healing process no matter what our disease. The Annie Appleseed website was a godsend. I found information and connections to other websites; everything I had been looking for was there for me. When they announced their first convention, I knew I had to go. I had been seeking information on iodine supplements and on the airport shuttle to the convention, I started talking with two ladies also headed there. One of the ladies began to share her story with me about losing one breast entirely then contracting cancer in the other breast. Rather than another mastectomy, she began iodine therapy which dissolved the tumors and restored her health...just the kind of information I was looking for. This month is four years since I had my lumpectomy...four years in which I have been able to enjoy good health without going through the misery of destroying healthy breast tissue on the outside chance they missed something during surgery. I feel extremely blessed to have knowledge and experience of the work being done by Ann Fonfa. This is a most deserving non-profit!
I was shocked and terrified when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and feel that if it wasn't for the support of The Annie Appleseed Project, I probably would not have survived. I chose only alternative treatments which to this day are still not covered by insurance nor supported in mainstream support groups, and I was supported in my decision by Annie.... Imagine having cancer being on disability and trying to also find wholistic information.
Annie site has unlimited information and link on alternatives... but she (Ann) also puts her body out there as well fighting for our health care.