Incredible Breast Cancer Survival Story

Incredible Breast Cancer Survival Story


Nuestro próximo invitado puede testificar realmente sobre la lucha personal Luego del diagnóstico devastador de su esposa Victor Gospodinoff se comprometio a la lucha contra el cancer porque tenia
la determinacion que su esposa usaria la camiseta violeta de sobreviviente y que cada año daría vueltas a la
pista en el Relevo (Relay for Life). Por favor ayudenme a darle la bienvenida a Victor al escenario mientras
comparte su historia del porque se unió a la lucha y de la manera que sigue luchando haciendo de voluntario
en el Relevo por la Vida de Doral Hola Como dijo mi nombre es Victor Gospodinoff soy
del Relevo por la Vida de Doral Hace 7 años que participamos Mucho antes que mi esposa se enfermara Antes de meternos en todo eso realmente quisiera contarles sobre
la manera que descubrimos que mi esposa tenia cáncer. Esto comenzó el Viernes de Acción de Gracias del
2008 o sea hace casi 2 años Mi esposa amaneció sintiéndose horriblemente mal. Para las 2 de la tarde había vomitado unas 7 veces A esa altura tenia 18 años de conocerla Había pasado por 3 embarazos y nunca tuvo siquiera nauseas, entonces si ves
a la persona vomitar tantas veces era algo realmente muy muy extraño Llamamos al 911 y la llevamos a la sala de emergencias mas cercana. Les puedo dar mil detalles pero para acortar una historia bien larga Descubrimos que tenia un tumor primario en su seno derecho. Dos tumores cerebrales Cancer en las meninges Hay gente que muere por tener un virus o una bacteria en sus meninges Ella tenia cancer en sus meninges Encima de todo eso Como una especie fresa adicional Tenia actividad cancerígena en su pulmón izquierdo, riñón izquierdo, el
hígado y en la base de su columna. Uno de los primeros doctores de medicina interna que me habló me dijo basicamente Que lo de mi esposa era tan agresivo y estaba tan diseminado que
ninguna terapia convencional o no convencional iba a lograr parar esta enfermedad. Con hacerla pasar por quimioterapia o radiación lo único que lograríamos seria hacerla
sentir aun peor y que de todos modos se iba a morir. Entonces su recomendacion fue que simplemente le dieramos calmantes para que ella no sufriera y lamentablemente aceptar el hecho que la enfermedad debía completar su recorrido. Tenemos 3 hijos que en ese momento tenían 3, 7 y 9 En ese momento eso destella en tu mente Esto es el Viernes de Acción de Gracias, estamos a un mes de Navidad Entonces basicamente lo miré al doctor y le pregunté si podía hacerle una pregunta. “Si, por supuesto, entiendo que te encuentras en un momento de gran necesidad” “¿Porqué perdió tanto tiempo y dinero valiosos estudiando medicina?
No hace falta educación para llenarse de narcóticos.” Ocurre en las esquinas con gente que no sabe leer ni escribir. Se sorprendió un poco. Yo estaba lanzado, yo estaba enojado Entonces le dije, “En mi opinión si una persona mira a otra y le dice
que se llene de drogas para no sentir nada y esperar la muerte” “Ese es un traficante hablandole a un adicto.” Con eso se ofendió Entonces me dijo “¿Como se atreve a hablarme de esa manera?” Yo le contesté ¿Como se atreve usted, a decirme que debo tirar a
mi mujer a la basura como una lata vacía de Coca Cola? Entonces sin siquiera esperar que llegara la orden
de transferencia, la saque de ese hospital Firmé un “AMA” (contra consejo médico) La llevé al Baptist Hospital de Miami donde conocimos a
nuestro angel de la guarda el Dr Paul Kaywin El basicamente me dijo que lo único que podíamos hacer por Ana era iniciar 4
tipos de tratamientos de cáncer en forma simultánea. Porque si atacábamos un aspecto las otras “aperturas” se la comerían viva Ana comenzó con un tratamiento tremendamente agresivo. A primera
hora de mañana recibía radiación al cerebro. A través de una válvula especial que le pusieron en
el cráneo recibía quimioterapia directamente al liquido cerebral. Además 2 tipos de quimioterapia por via sanguínea. Todo en el mismo día. Llegó a pesar 78 libras (34 kilos). Estuvo hospitalizada durante mas de 4 meses Estuvo otros 4 meses en cama. Fue… muy malo Mientras tanto debés cuidar a tus hijos No podía manejar los llamados telefónicos. Recibía docenas y docenas de llamados por día. Cada llamado era 30 minutos o 45 minutos. Lo único que es igual para todos en la Tierra
son las 24 horas que tiene el día. Por ende tenia una cantidad limitada de espacios
de 30 minutos para hablar con gente. Entonces le pedía a todos que por favor
no me llamaran, porque yo les escribiría. “Te escribo un email, dame tu email” Esa lista comenzó a crecer. La gente empezo a reenviar esos emails a otros. Hoy en dia esa lista tiene cerca de 5000
personas de todos lados en el mundo El ejercicio mental de analizar las 24 o 48 horas
anteriores y escribir algo positivo sobre todo lo ocurrido Fue una ayuda tremenda para mi como la persona que cuidaba. Además fue una tremenda ayuda para nosotros. Las visitas inundaron el hospital. Somos católicos, pero muy abiertos. Dicho de manera muy positiva no me importaba quien eras. Logramos que vinieran todos. Vinieron rabinos, Testigos de
Jehová, Budistas lo que sea. Vinieron todos Ana está viva hoy en día porque literalmente miles de
personas en todo el mundo pidieron que esto ocurra. La energiia positiva, la confianza, la Fe lograron sacarla
a ella del pozo en el que estaba. Además de los médicos obviamente Dentro de todo este desastre, una de las columnas mas importantes de apoyo Fueron las amistades que formamos durante nuestros 7 años de voluntarios. Realmente no se como hubiera podido enfrentar todo esto sin la experiencia
de haber interactuado y hablado con tantos “ex” pacientes de cáncer. o como dijo alguien ayer “rechazados por el cáncer” La tortura de no saber si tu esposa, la persona que amas, quien adoraste desde
el primer día no iba a sobrevivir o al menos eso te dicen. Una semana antes de Navidad el mismísimo Dr. Kaywin me dijo que ella
tenia un 3% de chances de llegar viva a fines de Enero. Fue ahí que empezaron otros problemas. Me dije “No le voy a prestar atención al 97%”. “Me voy a prender a ese 3% y en todo caso me lo
van a tener que arrancar de las manos con uñas y demás. Una psiquiatra me dijo que yo no tenía sentido de la realidad Ok. ¿Porqué no tengo sentido de la realidad? “Bueno, porque eres optimista” Le dije “No, soy racional. Le estoy diciendo que
solamente me voy a enfocar en el 3%.” Ademas le dije “Si yo no fuera racional, si no tuviera sentido
de la realidad, no hubiera firmado el permiso especial. Hubiera dicho “Ella esta bien, hay que darle tratamientos normales” Lamentablemente el tiempo nos juega en contra y se esta acabando Una de las cosas mas importantes que mantuve
en mi mente eran nuestros 3 hijos En ese momento tenían 3, 7 y 9. 2 mujeres y un varón. La cosa mas importante que me prometi a mi mismo Fue… Sabia que mis hijos estaban creciendo Si Ana no salia Cada uno de ellos, un sus momentos individuales de madurez. Me iban a mirar a los ojos algún dia y
preguntar “¿Papi, realmente hiciste todo lo que pudiste?” La promesa mas importante que me hice fue “Jamas sentiré vergüenza antes esa pregunta” Durante mas de un año no trabajé por cuidar a mi esposa En definitiva, desde abril del año pasado (2009)
no tiene actividad cancerígena en su cuerpo Empezó a pararse en Junio del año pasado (2009) Para Agosto fue declarada oficialmente en remisión absoluta Para Agosto fue declarada oficialmente en remisión absoluta Para Noviembre subia y bajaba las escaleras de casa Desde Marzo (2010) ni siquiera usa andador Podría presumir sobre ella durante todo el día Pero dicen que una imagen vale mil palabras Por eso quiero presentarles La “Chica del Milagro” Un hueso duro de roer, mi esposa Ana Gracias Gracias Muchísimas gracias Primero debo agradecerle a mi maravilloso esposo. Fue quien me cuidó Tuvo que cuidarme a mi y a mis 3 hijos Así que, muchísimas gracias. De nada Parece que acerté cuando elegí a este tipo para casarme Tambien debo agradecer a mi famila y amigos Y por supuesto a los voluntarios A la Sociedad Americana del Cancer A todos. Inclusive gente que ni conozco Como dijo él. Mucha gente envió mensajes. Ya saben. Debo agradecerles a cada uno. Siempre creí que la unidad hace la fuerza. El conocimiento es el poder Pero la actitud es todo Por eso Por favor Les ruego Luchen con toda. Todo lo que puedan. y nunca jamas se rindan Por que los milagros ocurren de verdad!!!

65 thoughts on “Incredible Breast Cancer Survival Story

  1. It is a miracle what we have just heard and saw!!! you are a hero and Ana is worth a golden medal for fighting and winning cancer attack!!! best wishes to you, Ana and your children! Bravo!
    Kseniya Simonova, sand artist from Ukraine!

  2. @cyansocialmedia Thank you Amelia
    We've been given a 2nd chance with Ana's life and we want to do something positive with that opportunity. The most positive thing we can do is to stimulate hope in others

  3. Thank you for sharing. You have given me one more reason to relay. I am on the Costa Mesa Relay for life committee. I believe in miracles. Thank you for showing me just one more. And hoping for many more.

  4. @MaryAnnDunham It's our pleasure. We've been given a 2nd chance with Ana's life and we want to do something positive with that opportunity
    Please don't hesitate to forward this video to whomever you believe can benefit from it.

  5. @harmeetgill75 Thank you so much for your kind words.

    Please subscribe to our Channel so you can follow our future videos

  6. @wyliesnyder Thank you. So much

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  7. @cdeeryart

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  8. @LibraLovesFaVs

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  9. @harmeetgill75

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  10. @MaryAnnDunham

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  11. @cyansocialmedia

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  12. @luv6pup

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  13. @cyansocialmedia

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  14. @victorgospo

    If I could ask one favor, please subscribe, like, favorite, become a friend and comment our videos and channel. I’m tying to find an editor for the book I’ve written about Ana’s and our family’s plight. I want to be able to show editors that there is real interest in our story.

  15. CONGRADULATIONS
    Some day the Spirit of God Heals, others called it CHI,
    For over 40 years people have been curing CANCER with Baking SODA & MAPLE SYRUP, Mix about 1/4 to 3/4 MS, take Enough eachday to get PH to 8 Plus

    Weight effects, usually about two teaspoons of baking soda in the morning and at Night will do the tRICK, get ph STICKS they work better than strips, Check PH every couple days

    Heat the Baking Soda with M'S stir, it bonds, CaNCER likes to eat Sweets

    To Avoid getting Cancer cont

  16. @deadadelta To Avoid getting CANCER take 1/3 to 1/2 Teaspoonful of Baking Soda eachday, Iam told this will give you a ALKALINE Body

    Cancer cannot grow in one, also a Virus will only stay about two days

    May God Continure to Bless You

  17. i got a firned here named dee dee shes got i not sure what type of cancer but what doctors says she only has 5 years to live since told that shes laying round like her life is over already and not out much but what iwanna say to u all is dont give up press on and it will eventually be defeated if its by the grace of god ull over come what cancer you have people and im still praying for my firned dee dee shes 60 somethign so id lik for ev1 to pray for her as well

  18. Victor, Yours and Ana's Story is inspiring and should be shared. The unity that Ana spoke of was reflected in the universal prayers said for by many people of different faith but one humanity under one God. The young lady Lisa that inspired My spiritual song on Youtube "Believe, Miracle can happen if only we believe, is doing well after a large mass was removed from the area of her heart that was dead tissue but cancer was gone. May God continue you to Bless Your family. George John Bleich

  19. Strength is always inside us, never give up, inspire your spirit and soul for more and the results will be more than awesome! Congratulations, Ana!

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  21. Thanks for sharing you and your wife's story. It is an AMAZING MIRACLE to say the least.
    Go to my website GottaWorkFromHome. com to see what we are doing for 2011 the fight against the deadly disease cancer.
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  22. Dear Scott

    Wow!!!! Thank you for such a warm and endearing message

    We're just amazed at how thing are going and the amount of people like yourself who send us the most incredible messages

    Best regards

    Victor

  23. Wow, simply amazing!! Thank you for sharing and your volunteer efforts for this cause………God bless you and your family.

  24. i almost cried. seriously, and im not a very emotional guy.buut this hit me.i will say one imporatnat thing
    "NEVER GIVE UP, EVER, " no matter what" i had to give you a sub, not for this,but for the respect and decency of it all.

    you have my support completely. most sinc,jason m

  25. Hi Victor,
    amazing, inspirational, touching….thank you for sharing…
    all the best to Ana, to you and your family from Croatia
    God bless your family!

  26. Well Anna and Victor,
    first of all – thanks for reacting on the short video of my wife.
    I was very moved by your video and I sincerely hope you are doing OK (both of you, of course ;-)). Anna said something very true : attitude is everything. You both are living proof that a strong bond of love and a positive attitude will make the difference. I wish you guys all the luck ! Greetings, Speytie from Belgium

  27. Thank you for sharing this experience. Our girls were very young when my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Giving your children that precious time with their mom, is so important. No one, can underestimate the impact that you, as a caregiver has had on your wife's recovery. Your both fighters!! 🙂

  28. @IFrankieI You didn't even see the video. If you would have you'd see that Ana is alive and well.

    All we do related to cancer is done as 100% volunteer basis.

    For speaking in Orlando we were invited to participate and we received exactly $0 dollars.

    We've been given a 2nd chance with her life and we want to do something positive with that opportunity. We believe that the most positive thing we can do is to try and stimulate hope in others

  29. @IFrankieI You are a DUMB ASS! and I'm being polite! I am a 5+ year breast cancer survivor and my girls were 3 and 5 when I was diagnosed and my husband was my caregiver. How STUPID can you be to make as Asinine comment like this. One day your life will be touched by Cancer in one way or another…I hope you remember then, just how insensitive you were….If you have any brain cells left…THINK BEFORE YOUR SPEAK OR WRITE!!

  30. Victor & Ana…my best to you both and your beautiful family. I did not go through nearly what Ana did, but any kind of cancer or life threatening disease, forces you to come to terms with what you have and what you have left. All we can put our faith and hope in, is that God intended us to live forever on a paradise earth and not be inflicted with these things. I am so glad for your outcome! From one survivor to another…I love your motto…NEVER GIVE UP! Ditto!
    Sincerely,
    Hyediver's Wife

  31. how is your wife doing? I remember you mentioned that she was given a second chance at life. I think what you both are doing is wonderful and I wish you both the best of luck.

    thank you for sharing this video

  32. WOW! God Bless Ana, you, your kids, and all of your family.
    Her story is wonderfully inspiring. I attended Summit in 2009, chose not to go in 2010, looks like I missed hearing this live, but I am glad now that you have shared it with all of us!

  33. Your story is inspirational, and Victor, you are a wonderful caregiver and an inspiration to other family caregivers. Good luck and good health to you in the future!

  34. Victor-

    Yours and Ana's story is amazing and inspiring! My wife is in treatment for stage 3A breast cancer and is handling it all amazingly well due to, as Ana said, ATTITUDE. It is, indeed, everything. Your message resonates with amazing optimism and hope for all those people who fight cancer, whether a patient, caregiver, friend or family member. Thank you for sharing, and thanks for your message!

    James & Tricia Riley

  35. Hey man! We were lucky enough two times to kick cancer! I pray for all of those struggling today! Power to the people who helped you! And of course God!
    Peace
    Joey

  36. Thank you for sharing Victor, wow what a story, can I share it and use it for my people? I am the founder of healincomfort(dot)com my friend has 22,000 bc followers I would like to share this with her and her followers.
    You are an amazing man, brave and strong!!! thank you for sending this to me via youtube connection.
    thanks again, Cherie B Mathews
    Founder & CEO w w w(dot)healincomfort(dot)com

  37. mi fiance sara was givin 6-8mos to live with kidney, heart, & liver problems. this was 4 yrs ago, shes still here but not out of the woods "yet" your wifes story is SO AMAZING! totaly lifts up my faith, …. p.s. "i'll stand by you" the pretenders has been "our song, funny its in this video, GOD BLESS YOU & ANNA.

  38. Yes, it takes a lot of people to help fight back against such an illness. Very good of you to continue to give back. You are an inspiring couple and family.

  39. Dear Frankie
    Thanks for inviting me to see this video. It definately has sparked hope in me!!! Most don't know but I have AML ( Acute Myeloid Leukemia ). Its the worst of its kind. Iv'e went through chemo and radiation & then a bone marrow/stemcell transplant on jan 28th of this year. I came home and about 6 weeks ago became real sick again. I went to my reg appt at the cancer clinic & the dr kept me in hospital which I still am in. Tues they are taking a liver biopsy & hopefully it'll be ok.

  40. awesome video ,thanks so very much for sharing this with me! I lost my Mother from cancer, in 1995, we were so very close. 🙁 If I knew what I know now, she could have lived long enough to at least see/meet her great grandchildren, I am so glad your wife is doing well, God bless you-all !!! 🙂 & THANKS for NOT TAKING the PHARM. DRUGS & TAKING A STAND FOR YOUR WIFE!!! 🙂 I AM SO VERY PROUD OF YOU FOR THAT–MAY YOU BOTH LIVE A LONG,BEAUTIFUL LIFE, TOGETHER, STAY STRONG!!!~PEACE & LOVE!~THANKS~XOX

  41. Wow, what an amazing husband you are!! Wow, wow, wow!! Ana is so lucky to have you! So glad she is alive and healthy!

  42. Awesome, to see a man like you come back from such a loss. Their are no words to communicate my feelings right now. Mind, Body, Spirit ! Your in my prayers !

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