Monday, November 15, 2010

The Journey Begins

Welcome to the first post of the Friends of RJ blog.Today was the first step in what promises to be a long journey for Jessica and RJ. This morning, he was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma and began an aggressive chemotherapy regimen that will likely last for months. As of this writing, he is sedated and his pain is managed while test results come in and countless questions are answered.

So how did this happen? RJ has always been extraordinarily healthy. If you've met him in person, he is so broad and tall that he looks like he is at least 16, although he is only 13. He swims competitively and bikes all over town. All of this was true until late last week when he began complaining of stomach trouble. Knowing that he never complains, Jessica took it seriously and brought him to the hospital on Thursday. Thinking it was just a common problem, they treated him briefly and sent him home. After the symptoms worsened, he was brought back to the hospital, where test results showed that it might be something more serious.

Over the weekend, RJ was transferred by ambulance to Oakland where he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of lymphoma - a cancer of the immune system. In order to treat this cancer successfully, RJ will have to spend many months in the hospital receiving intravenous chemotherapy. A few good websites for learning more about Burkitt's lymphoma are and Hanna's Hearts of Hope.

We all expect that RJ will be one of the many success stories and beat this disease. Research in the past few decades has brought a much better cure rate for lymphoma than at any time in the past. RJ and Jessica need everyone's love and support during this difficult time.

So what can you do to help?
* Watch this space for updates. We will try to post at least once a day to keep everyone informed of his progress and anything the family needs.
* Send cards and letters. RJ will love getting mail from people throughout this process and we will make sure to get it to him right away. You can send mail to:
  c/o C. Jaynes
  1042 Glen Drive
  San Leandro, CA 94577
* Comment on this blog! Jessica and RJ (when he's able) will see all of your supportive words so feel free to leave a comment or two.
* Many people have asked if they can donate financially. We are in the process of setting up a special bank account and PayPal link for people to contribute a gift to help defray the cost of medical treatment. Jessica will be taking a significant amount of time away from her teaching job and many of you know that there is another baby on the way. Any financial gifts will be more than welcome as they face this challenge. Watch this blog for a Donate button in the next few days.

There is also a fundraising concert in the works - we will post news as soon as we get it . For now, send your positive thoughts and wishes to RJ and everyone who loves him as they face the toughest journey of their lives.

Thanks so much!
Friends of RJ

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  1. Dear Jessica and RJ,
    The entire school district's thoughts and prayers are flowing your way during this unbelievably challenging time in your lives. Where there's life there's hope!
    The Sebastopol Union School District Family

  2. RJ,
    Berry Best is thinking of you and expect to see you busting a move soon!
    Matt & Girls

  3. Jessica and RJ,
    I am putting all my positive energy and prayers towards you. I am working in the East Bay on Thursday of this week, I would love to come visit you guys if you would like to have some additional company.
    All my love to you.

  4. Heard about RJ from Lissa Brown. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Look for letters from Iowa. Envisioning health and healing. Shell

  5. Hello, You don't know me but I am a freind of your grandmother Pat. I work at Con-way and was just sent this email from another Co worker. Even though you don't know me, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Just remember to be strong, have faith and you will get through this! My prayers are with you. Sincerely, Cecelia Souza

  6. I'm absolutely in shock but one look at that gorgeous smile of RJ's and it tells me he is going to persevere and be triumphant. Our love and prayers will be doing double-time. Of course for any practical matters, please contact us without hesitation.

  7. From Bev @ Steele Lane...

    Sending THE most positive thoughts right now! Will be keeping track!!

  8. Hi Jessica and RJ, my family wishes you wellness and much success with your treatment. My daughters are students at Brook Haven and I came across your story through a Brook Haven News email. We will be following your journey and wishing you the very best every step of the way.

    In our thoughts,
    The Lane Family

  9. God bless all of you!!!! All of the woman in your family are Warrior Moms!!! all of your strengths will bring RJ through this. His strength and youth will bring you through!! i wont stop praying for you all!!

  10. HI Jessica and RJ! Brook Haven School staff and students are so behind you as you guys both tackle this new challenge. RJ, you are strong and positive and that will serve you well. Jessica, your great attitude and determination will see you through. And little one will be so lucky to come into your family because she will always have tangible proof of your strength and love for each other! I will be following the blog faithfully. Feel free, Jessica, to call me if there is any way I can help students support RJ. I know kids are already talking about ways that the homerooms can "adopt" RJ! Best energy going your way -- JT

  11. RJ, Even if we weren't related, you'd be my favorite 13 yr. old ever. I love your sense of humor, and your strength. Get well soon. -Bam

  12. hello, i have heard about you though a very special family member, Karen Clarks facebook,, i live in Hayward, and wanted to send some love and prayers out to you and your family!! Bless you and wish there were something that we could do to take away all the pain!. God bless. denise

  13. i miss you rj .i want u to get a lot better soon i wish that i could help you feel better.i really miss you here at brook haven/reach you are one of the greatest friend i have at reach.i really wish i could help are a great friend to have around.your positive attitude will help you and i hope that the recovery is as painless as possible.i hope to see you soon
    your friend,

  14. Bev Iris is a musician friend of mine who sent me your FB Info !!!
    God Bless YOU, RJ, even though I only onow youthrough this info I feel a close connection as my Dad was RJ to Family & friends. You will be in my daily prayers, & my Dad's from heaven. My Niece had a bone marrow transplant when she was 8 due to aplastic anemia. She turns 13 this Sunday so I Believe in Miracles BIG TIME !!! I will help in any way that I can!!
    YOU: RJ sound like 1 amazing young man that I'm proud to get to know.
    God Bless YOU, Your Mum, new sister-to-be & Trust the Power of PRAYER & LOVE. ll: Musically w/Love, Hugs,& LAUGHTER, MAry Jo Carmody. : ll ll: REPEAT :ll

  15. Oh Jessica I am so sorry Rj is so very ill. He's a sweet boy. My Mother had Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and when it was found it was very advanced but she has now been in remission for 14 years. Lymphoma's are very treatable. I will pray for you both and light a candle sending healing energy Rj’s way. Be strong the community is behind you to help. Love Jeanie Carlos Gardea’s Mom

  16. that was Brendan i forgot to say it was me. Miss ya and get better

  17. RJ and Jessica,
    Sending you healing prayers and positive thoughts your way.
    Keep your spirits up and everyone at Brook Haven
    is right behind you!!
    Alice Sutter

  18. Susan@Steele Lane...November 16, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Jessica- We are sending you and RJ all our strength and energy from school, so remember that you are not alone. Much love.

  19. Heyy R.J., its sequoia. i heard about whats going on and im soooo sorry about itt! i hope everything goes alright, and hope ur doing ok(:

  20. Jessica and R.J. my thoughts are with you. R.J. You are a strong person that can fight when things are hard. I believe in that mental power and you have it. -mrs. marsh

  21. Hi Jessica and RJ, We are all thinking of you and send our best wishes that RJ's recovery comes quickly and steadily. Life throws such curves at us! You share a tender and powerful bond and you'll deepen that love while RJ gets well. I'm thrilled to hear there's a baby coming - congratulations, Jessica - and I'm really grateful to the person who set up this blog so that we can stay in touch. All the best, Liz Knisely

  22. RJ,I am heart-broken that you are having to suffer, you in the body and all of your family. I also know that these journeys bring LIFE. I know you are a competitor and a winner. You have strength, and valour. You can do this and you will. Jessica, anyway that I can serve you, I will and Bam that is to you , also. Shelaara,

  23. Dear RJ
    Dortha understand what is going
    on as of most of my family has delt with cancer. I wanted to let you know that my grandpa had this same type of cancer and he is doing fine now. Well wishes are sent and we will try and do something at the school to help. Hope other then that all is well
    Sincerely KP

  24. Let's kick some cancer butt!! You are are a fighter and we are all in it with you! All my love!
    Auntie Sam

  25. "Deep in the meadow, under the willow
    a bed of grass, a soft pillow
    lay down your head and close your sleepy eyes
    and when again they open the sun will rise.
    Here it is safe here it is warm
    here the daisies guard you from every harm
    here your dreams are sweet as tomorrow brings them true
    here is the place where i love u"
    -Suzanne Collins

    love Michala

  26. Dear RJ and Jessica - sending you much strength and healing prayers. Much love, Kathleen

  27. I'm a friend of your grandmother and I feel her pain for you and your mom. Hang in there and fight the good fight, for you and for them and and for your babysister. You will win, I know it.
    Much love, another grandmother

  28. Jessica and RJ, thinking of you every step of the way and sending positive love your way. You are so strong and you will beat this!
    please let me know what I can do to help in any way. I am available for anything at all that you need or want.
    xoxo Dayna

  29. RJ- I know you are a hard worker and a fighter. I know you will fight through this! We already miss your smiling face in class. Hope to see that smiling, healthy, and happy kid soon! Sending positive,healing thoughts your way!

    M. Hall

  30. Dear Jessica and RJ,
    We are sorry to hear that you all are suffering at this time. Though we are far away your pain can be felt from here. We are sending positive healing thoughts your way and will be until you are all home and together again. Many blessings to you all.
    James, Karie, Desta and Soren Rudolph

  31. Jessica and R.J., this was a bit of a shocker. I will have you in my prayers and will be checking this website out to see how you do. You WILL fight through this and make a full recovery!
    Sincerely, David Cundall

  32. rj! even though we arent all that close I just want you to know I love you, Ive known you since you were practically a baby and I have seen you grow up into such an amazing young man. You are a great person and I know you can make it through this.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  33. RJ and Jessica-- We are sending you our best hopes and healing thoughts. Please know that we will be thinking of you every day. You have touched a lot of people here, and have a strong community rooting for you!
    Take care,
    Bonnie H.

  34. Dear RJ and family,
    im soo sorry to hear this! im shocked! when i heard, it brought tears to my eyes.
    Rj i already know that youre a very stong person but i will continue to pray for you!
    courtney whyte

  35. R.J.!
    Send me a list of movies to burn for you and i'll bring them Friday. I'll try my best to find them all. I know my mom said you wanted Iron Man 2. Anyways I love you kiddo.
    <3 Your favorite cuzzo :)

  36. Hi RJ,

    When I think of my young sons, I can only imagine how scary and overwhelming this must be for you, But I also remember you as my 3 year old 'little buddy', with all your spirit, curiosity and enthusiasm and I KNOW that you are Exceptionally strong and brave.

    We believe that God has an amazing plan for your life, RJ, and that He will use this difficult time to shape you into the young man He dreams for you to be. I've asked my friends and family to be praying for you RJ, for your mom and baby sister. I wanted to share this beautiful prayer that my friend Mandi sent for you. It brought tears to my eyes and a hearty "Amen!!" from my heart!

    "Lord Jesus, Jehovah Rapha, Lord that heals, we lift up Jessica, RJ and this new baby sister. You hold all things in Your almighty hands. Jesus, this just seems so big, but we know that you are bigger and we give it to You. Please heal this family. Please give Jessica Your strength that surpasses all understanding and an overwhelming sense of peace throughout. Please give her the grace she needs in each hurdle that comes. Provide the help that she will need from others along the way. Please give the doctors supernatural wisdom, and RJ's body the strength to fight. Lord, please use this families situation to glorify yourself, and to draw others to you. Lord, we plead on their behalf, and ask this in your Son's name knowing that you hear us, and will always do what's good and best. Amen."

    We think about you and pray for your healing and strength all through the day!

    All our of love,

    Debbie, Aaron, Isaac, Josh and Grace Texeira

  37. Hi RJ and Jessica. Imagine our surprise to hear this sudden unfortunate news. RJ, we have known you since kindergarten and one thing we know is that you are one strong young man and your mother is a great lady. Between the two of you we are confident that you will overcome. Our thoughts are with you.

    Jim, CJ, Ricky, and Jazzy.

  38. Way over here in Germany I just found this out on Facebook. I'm devastated and know that if there is anyone with enough strength of character to beat this, it is you, RJ. You were a unique and entertaining student. Hold on to the laughs that life brings you whenever and wherever they are!

  39. Jessica and RJ,
    My heart is with you both. RJ, you are your mom's pride and joy. We know you're strong and very loved. I'm so sorry you'll have to deal with so much time in the hospital. You have many friends and supporters.
    --Jennifer Vecchitto

  40. RJ and Jessica our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    With Much Love,

    Todd, Elsa, Dakota and Summer

  41. Dearest Jessica,
    You don't know me, but I am Rane Blair's(6th grade Reach)mom. I have six children and have dealt with cancer in my family several times. I'm here in any way that I can help. 591 1803 is my cell # day or night...really. Hang in there R.J.. With all love, Lark

  42. Hey RJ and Jessica, as you know Cyn has been updating me daily. I was floored when I heard and am still having a hard time sleeping. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. We will be with you throughout this journey to recovery. see you soon.

  43. Dear R.J,
    Brook Haven misses you and I miss you I Hope you feel better soon!
    -Josiah (and Moses)

  44. Dear Jessica and RJ.. Wow what can I say.I got to know RJ when he would come to school when you had just started work here at Steele Lane he would come to my room and help me anyway he could.RJ you were a strong young man then and you are now so you use that strength to get better.....My love thoughts and prayers are with both of you.Jes you know I am here for you in anyway please if you just want to talk you have my phone # don't ever hesitate to call anytime day or night I am here.You have the love and support of the entire Steele Lane Staff...I have faith that each and every day RJ will fight the fight and will come out at the top of the Mountain.Love too you both Vicki.

  45. Dear RJ and Family,
    Although we have never met, I see you all the time when I am dropping off my 4th grader, Jordan. You have the best energy and presence! It was always a pleasure to see you. It really broke my heart to hear your story and I'm so sorry life can be so hard sometimes. I can't wait to see you strolling down campus again soon. This time I will say hello and give you a big hug if that isn't to horribly embarrassing. All our love and prayers from the Agur-Jackson family to yours. Please let us know if there is anything we can do (meals, errands, clean up the house, whatever...). Friends of ours used a site called Care Bridge to organize support if that helps. Blessings, Roxanne

  46. Wishing and praying for the best for you both. Terry & Nancy Hueffed

  47. Dear R. J. and Jessica,

    Everyone at REACH is rooting for you both. A song was dedicated to you at the culmination today and I hope you will see it soon as we try to send it to you. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

    Justin K.

  48. Hey RJ an Jessica,this is Lindsay Fowlers mom,Kelli,The Fowlers are, and will be, praying for you both.Sending you lots of strength and love,Please let Karen know if there is anything we can do for you.Keep fighting!!

  49. RJ and Jessica

    Our thoughts are with you today and every day from here on out! Don't hesitate to contact me Jessica if I can help in any way (847-4242 - cell). I work about a mile from the hospital, so call if you want company, dinner, to talk or to scream. RJ -- Anna and I want to be the first to bring you a Slurpee! Hang in there, we love you,

    Dede, Dan, Jack and Anna

  50. I hope you get better soon RJ!! Good luck to your mom with her new baby and I hope the treatment goes well and you get home soon!!

  51. RJ and Jessica
    You are in the thoughts and prayers of our family. Everyone at Steele Lane wishes you strength, courage and love.
    Linda and Arnoldo

  52. RJ, we've missed you at school and I was shocked when I heard the news. I hope that you can start feeling better soon and that you can start doing stuff again. Please get well if you can beat griffin at armwrestling then you can beat this. Prayers to you.

  53. Rj, you have been an absolutely amazing friend and even though i only started getting close to you this year, we really bonded. we seem to have a good friendship and that's so special! i know you are going to do great! i would love to come and see you sometime and i miss u loades! school is not the same at all. i wish i could have seen you more before last Friday. Everyone is going to be thinking of you. Love you,
    Jessie :)

  54. Hi RJ and Jessica, I'm Sol and Remi's mom from Reach. I just heard about you this morning, the morning of the culmination here at Reach, tears came to my eyes and my heart swelled to hug you and hold you in this moment of need as it continues to do so.
    I have been helping direct our little "glee club" at school and this has been a source of great joy to me, for music is sacred and a precious expression of the soul, in any form. Today, Justin asked us to dedicate the little song we've prepared for the Culmination Ceremony to a very special and wonderful person who may benefit from it greatly at the You may remember this song. you may have even heard a few student's humming it in the hall the last few weeks...Lean on I don't know who...
    I couldn't think of a more appropriate song. I personally love that song and I now know why it just happened to be the first and only real song we ever worked on during our 5 week glee club...
    The students sang beautifully and with much love...I just want to remind you of a few of it's words...
    Lean on me, when you're not strong and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on.
    For it won't be long 'til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on.
    So please RJ and Jessica...Lean on!!!
    You have a whole bunch of people here who are ready to step up and help a sister, a brother, a mother and a friend..even a stranger!! So please, share your load and just call us! (even by blog!!!)
    Love. Light. and a Song in our hearts for you, precious friends!!!

  55. We are sending strength and hope your way! Quinn Sterling and family.

  56. RJ - What a beautiful boy you are. I can't stop thinking about you and I am sending the strongest mojo to you, more than I have ever sent to anyone! There is so much love all around you. I hope to be spending an evening with you soon. Kisses to your mom. I love you both very much. Your friend Lisa Aquilina xoxoxoxo

  57. You're in our thoughts and wishes. Cancer gives us tough choices -- which of the tunnels under daily existence gives us the best chance to get out into the light of day again. We want you well and going strong.
    Please, Jessica, remember the obvious: we ARE here for you, for the absurd and the mundane -- so let me know what I can do for you.
    Your friend, Karen

  58. Jessica,
    I am thinking of you, and wanted you to know I will keep you and RJ in my thoughts and prayers. Please know there is a whole legion of people who want to support you and RJ (and your little boo too), as you fight this very winnable battle. Sending my love and healing prayers...
    Maura (from Steele Lane)

  59. RJ--
    Courtney told us about you when she came home from school monday. We want you to know that we are praying for you and your family. I was sharing with MY mom and she had already heard and had started praying .Imagine that! There are so many people praying for you and your family. Your school mates miss you and are sending you good thoughts and prayers.

    Whyte Family

  60. Dear Jessica and RJ,
    We are friends of Deb and Arron and lastnight in bible study they told us of your challenges. Your hearts sank at the news but I want you to know that we prayed for you and will continue to do so until your health is restored. I can't imagine our thoughts or fears but I know God does and He is and will always be with you. If there is anything we can help with, just lets us know. John And Petra Capistrant

  61. Hi RJ
    I'm so sorry to here about your illness and I hope you get better very soon. Stay strong. We are all thinking about you and we are praying for you.


  62. rj i am prying for. u can make it thruogh this i belive in u. stay stong buddy.

    ~ Talitha Nielsen

  63. RJ i hope you get better soon. i Miss you alot. i want my big brother back :(

  64. I'm doing 15 hour days and have never been so stressed out....then I heard what you guys have going on, and my stuff all seems so trivial. Thinking about you guys. You can do this!!!! Let me know if I can help. Pray, pray pray!

    Renee and Family (Sam's Friend)

  65. RJ, You have such a great spitit, hold strong to that. Rest and do not worry you have sooooo many praying for you. Many you know.... Many youdo not know. Your names have been added to many prayer chains and boy can the send prayers on the hot line to GOD!Take rest in Him and let Him do the work for a while.
    Much Love, Angela Nielsen (Talitha's Mom)

  66. Sebastopol Christian Church Choir is praying for you! The song this Sunday was meant for you.
    "Even in the valley God is good. Even in the valley he is faithful and true. He carries His Children through , like He said He would.. Even in the valley, God is good.
    We will keep praying for you and your family. God will carry you through!
    The McDonald family

  67. Jessica and RJ I have not seen you guys in a while but my heart sank when I heard this. My love goes to the both of you. I will be praying for the both of you.Love you both, sending healing energy to you both.

    Lotsa love Aimee

  68. Hang in there R.J. !!!! You are an AMAZING young man from what I hear! Let me know if there is anything you need. You are in our prayers. Xoxo - bronwyn correa

  69. hey Rj! stay strong buddy! keep fighting! we miss and love you buddy!!!

  70. RJ i miss u hella much! we all love u and miss u. its so sad :'( come back soon <3
    From Sarah

  71. Rj, i was so shocked to here about your condition. I know how difficult this must be for you, but I also know what a strong and determined person you are as well. I miss you so much, so hurry and get better!
    Sarah P.

  72. We just moved to Sebastopol and my younger son Devin goes to Brookhaven. My older son Scott is 14. Scott was diagnosed with Bukitts when he was 6. He spent 6 months at UCSF. He is now almost 8 years in remission. We went through the same scenario with the abdominal pains and getting diagnosed. So glad to here RJ's was caught so early. I pray everything goes as well for RJ as it did for Scott. The battle is just beginning.

  73. great news to hear of a success story. god bless scott and his remission!!! Pat keep your head up. rj prayers coming a million a minuete. Courtney needs her big brother!!! your mom will be able to tell your success story on a blog one day!!!! keep up that fight!!!!!!!

  74. RJ and Family,

    The Garrison family (Mr. Garrison's from BHS) is thinking of you and we are praying fiercely for your full recovery. What a treat it is to read about how wonderful a person you are, RJ, and how strong! You have amazing support pouring in from your community in many forms. We are sending LOVE, LIGHT, and HEALING prayers your way!

  75. Jessica and RJ, I heard the news awhile ago from Bev and have just been sick. You have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly both for baby Courtney and RJ. I just love that kid and used to love him helping me in the cafeteria. He is a strong and special child and will get through this. You are an amazing mother!!! Wish I could be there to help or hug. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time for healing and strength and wisdom.
    Love, Melodee

  76. RJ & Jessica, I'm a friend of Cynthia's and my son Jared is friends with Taemon. I want you to know that I beat Burkitt's Lymphoma and so will you! You can find the inner strength to help you through this. You are young and strong! Focus on healing and reducing your stress. Think of the wonderful life that is waiting for you when this is over. Take it one day at a time and let the love and prayers of family, friends and strangers into your body to help give you strength to get to the next day. You are in my thoughts and prayers each and everyday and will continue to be until we are through this... Todd

  77. RJ & Jessica, I'm a Todd's cousin, from Italy.
    I want you know that my family's prayers are for you. You must be strong, now. It is going to be a very hard test, but you have the skills and the energies to deal with it, to overcome the obstacles and defeat the ill.
    Never lose your faith and hope.
    Focuse all your energies on the final goal, try to smile every day, despite the difficulties, trust doctors and never discourage.
    Never doubt of the final victory.
    And, one day, I'd like to meet you vacancing to Italy and celebrating life together.
    God bless you all! (Nico)

  78. RJ and Jessica,

    We are thinking of you on this Thanksgiving. I am a Bay Area musician, and would love to help out with any sort of benefit concert. We hope the treatment is successful and that you will be home with your family soon...
    Beth Waters Rago

  79. Hey RJ when I heard this it made me very sad I hope that you get better. So that you can continue with the swiming and all that stuff.

    Your friend, Joaquin from México.

  80. Dear RJ, Jessica, and Family,
    I (along with the entire Palomares Elementary School community) am sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery! RJ, even though you grew up and headed off to middle school, we will always think of you as one of ours. We love you! When I think of what you are going through, it breaks my heart, but I know that you are strong and that you will get through this. There are so many people out there that love you and would do anything to help! Please know that my love and prayers are with you and your family.

  81. RJ,
    You don't know me, I am a friend of your grandmother, Pat's. I, also, am a grandmother. My heart goes out to you and your mother. I will be praying for you every day and sending love. God hears all prays and you have an army forming for you. I hope you will be home with your family soon.
    Alice Le Blanc, Capitola, CA

  82. Rj you can make it through this MAN I know it all the kid that you met at camp said "that you are the coolest person and the all want to see you at camp again" YOU CAN DO IT MAN



  83. Jessica and RJ-Remember me from Hillside-Cheryl-
    I'm so sorry to hear about RJ-but like everyone
    says-If anyone can beat it RJ will do it. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you-I've been there, you know! Love and Prayers-Cheryl VanSchoelandt

  84. so so good to hear your all home. god bless you
    you are all such a wonderful family i am proud to know you. pat call me no matter what time of day or night if you need to talk or need anything at all love you!!! lissa

  85. Dear Jessica and R.J.,

    Hello. We don't know each other yet, but I am Jill Goldreyer, and my daughter, Yara, is in the 4th grade Reach class. As part of the community I am writing to send my love and support, and also offer you a surplus supply I have of Xango, which is a medicinal botanical juice made from the mangosteen fruit and peel that thousands of people have used to heal from cancer and help them better weather teh affects of chemo. If you want to do any research on it look up the word "xanathones", a key constituent, and cancer. There have been many studies made. Or you can write or call me at 291-7059 and I will be glad to tell you more.

    I am wishing your whole family the health and peace.