Friday, February 5, 2016


Politicians ask for campaign donations , churches ask for donations, many organizations ask for money. So today I have been thinking ,what I can do to raise money to change the way we treat cancer. For more than four years I have been reaching out to people through blogs and the internet with other whys to treat cancer and through my own experience I wrote a book. I have used my own money to support the cause; however the money has dried up. This is mainly due to paying for my treatments, my husbands treatments and putting the money in educating the public, that you do have choices other than surgery, chemo and radiation.

Like a tree, it begins with a root. You water the tree it grows. If this tree does not have a root then the tree would die. This is just like cancer. It starts with a root and we need to stop feeding it. Sure we can fix the symptom, however if we do not change and find out the root there will be no change.

We need to change the thinking and put our money in not just treating the symptom, but why it happened in the first place. There has been so many fund raising programs leading from the Nixon era and nothing much has been done as of yet and the reason why is nobody is looking at the root of the issue and our immune system.

Let’s change this and help me campaign to educate on knowledge and to change the whole medical industry’s thinking and save lives. We also need to make it affordable to all by making this covered by our insurance companies.

Stand with me and speak out by donating today and help me make this world a better place for our children and grandchildren. Knowledge is power and if we can start to teach preventions before the root grows, then we can kick cancer in the butt.

Join me today with a peace of mind, be the pioneer with me, your donation will help start a nonprofit organization that will free cancer patients of choices. It will help promote my book and also help with speaking events and also to legislate for change.


People are much like trees, each one of us are unique and show beauty. However a tree can not grow without the root, the foundation. Much like cancer it can not be managed without finding the root of the issue ~ why it happened. If we can destroy the root, cancer can not grow. Everyone is unique and should be treated with the blueprint that their body was built on. We need to change the way we treat cancer and look at the big picture of the why and not just the symptom. We need to continue to educate on prevention and choices that are out there that does not cause side effects or damage to the immune system.. Also make it affordable to all by making this covered by our insurance companies.
We need to change the thinking and put our money in not just treating the symptom, but why it happened in the first place. There has been so many fund raising programs leading from the Nixon era and nothing much has been done as of yet and the reason why is nobody is looking at the root of the issue and our immune system.

Stand up with me and be the pioneer to educate for a better future. Knowledge is power.

Thursday, January 14, 2016



For the past five years I have been involved in the media of breast cancer and from the 1970’s trillions of dollars have been pouring into finding a cure for cancer and nothing yet.  Since I have been diagnosed with cancer and my husband also, we have been involved in all the methods that treat cancer ~ conventional as well as natural.  In my findings you do not cure cancer, you manage it.  There was a reason why it happened from a core, may it be the food you eat to the environment that surrounds us (chemicals).  It could be the stress that we face in everyday life to your DNA. I feel the final way to continue to be free of this disease is mainly a life style change and not just taking care of it considering a symptom and a fast fix. 


Through learning about preventative methods and measures that do not cause side effects we can control so many dying of this illness and many more.  Please stand with me and sign and pass this petition on.  I feel this will be the only way to control the future and lives.  Take this stand with me and make our world and our children’s a better tomorrow.

Sunday, January 3, 2016




Happy New Year, this is the beginning of a new era for us and our children.  There are many sayings that are sounded throughout the universe.  Here are some that I would like to share with you.


Be Content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Happy New Year.


Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. I wish you Happy New Year and a diary full of the best stories ever written in your life


Whether we want them or not the New Year will bring challenges, whether we seize them or not the New Year will bring new opportunities. Happy 2016.


Let the New Year be an entirely fresh start towards achieving all our goals. Let’s kick start an era of excellence!



A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.


This year I am going to use the entire year to help educate the open minded people on ways to prevent cancer and treatments without side effects.  In this fast pace world everyone wants a quick fix, however there are always side effects to them.  We can change the thinking of healing our bodies with methods that make our lives last longer and healthier.  I need your help to pass the knowledge along by sharing or posting methods that contain information that will work in everyone’s favor. 


Throughout the 5 years after I was diagnosed with cancer, I have been taught by my doctors how to manage cancer and treat it as a lifestyle by changing my whole approach on life.  I am very humble for this knowledge for the cancer has left my entire self, but I always treat it on the surface with care.  Prevention is the key ~ I learned that you can through treatment kill the cancer cells in your system; however, you need to find out the root of why it happened.  The only way that I learned to do this is prevention. Knowledge is power!!

Last year I wrote a book of my experience along with helpful tips on prevention and the types of treatments that can manage cancer without side effects.  My husband and I are proof in the pudding.  I also last year started a petition for the new era to open up our minds and hearts to a new approach to treat cancer in which the insurance companies will allow policy holders to use and reimburse payments for the treatments.  I started a new blog and continued with two more.


Below I will post the links.  So this year for me can only get better with knowledge and your help.


Remember that there is 365 pages to your story and it starts January 1, 2016 ~ make it count and I wish all a healthy and successful coming year.


Peace and Love









Thursday, December 24, 2015




This is Dan’s and my third Christmas here at Hotel Perico in Mexico.  The start of the holiday was with our friends at Hotel Perico in the office celebrating the season with tamales.  Tamales have been consumed here as far back as 8000 B.C.  Afterwards we played picturnary, which my team won.  It was fabulous for the Spanish and English speakers both played together without any trouble.


 Dan and I then joined into the yoga class on the Terrassa on Christmas Eve day, which helped us to stay focus on the NOW, the moment.  While in class I could hear in the background the birds chirping and the workers working.

After, we rode in to Guadalajara to get in the festive mood by visiting the Galleria Mall.  In the center there is a huge Christmas tree with Santa nearby, this brought back memories when I would bring our daughter to the local mall near our home in the states.  Look there is Santa asking a little boy what he wants for Christmas.  As we were walking we stumbled across a Casino right there in the mall. 
 Dan and I could not believe it, that’s the first for us. We both enjoyed some Italian coffee at a café and then off to the central square.

We thought there would be lights and all, but to our surprise there was a skating rink right in the center of the square along with two Santa's.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas 2015


Christmas 2015

This is the year that

I am most thankful for.

I am humble for the past

And will continue to grow in

The future.

I wish everyone peace and

Fulfillment in the coming year.

Much Love

Heckle, Dan and Sherry 

Friday, December 11, 2015







Before this month, I always looked forward to the weekend, but now I am very unsure. I am not looking ahead. The reason is that I do not want to face the coming days.

With my husband and daughter by my side the weekend came and went. We spent a quiet time at the park and having a picnic. With nature around us, we stopped thinking of our health problems.


It's the big day! The radiologist would be calling with results. Ring! Ring! Ring! The caller ID showed the number for the hospital. I picked it up and said hi. He responded, "Hello and how is your day going?" I said great and then I asked him the same question. We were making small talk and under my breath trying to avoid the real reason he called. I spoke up, saying, “I hope you have good news.”


He replied, "Sorry, I do not." He explained the findings--I had cancer and he would be contacting my doctor. The next thing I can remember is handing the phone over to Dan. Now it was up to him to ask any questions needed. All appeared silent for a while and then the hugs. I am not letting this disease run my life.


That afternoon we received another call from our doctor. Dan put him on speaker phone so both of us could hear what he had to say. He advised me of a surgeon, who is the best in this area. His nurse would contact their office and schedule an appointment. The clock kept on ticking and time kept on going slowly, while we decided to come up with Plan B.


Wealth, what is it? Many of us are wealthy
in numerous ways although we simply do not recognize it. Enjoy the wealth you already have in your family, friends, in your health, in your freedom, in your knowledge,
and most importantly within yourself.



Today I am feeling fabulous health wise.  I am no longer afraid of the word CANCER nor the disease.  Through the years I have learned how to prevent this from coming back.  I woke up today with a peace of mind and my husband acting silly.  He put on my colorful comforter that I made and acted like a ghost.  I was not scared for it was like a rainbow, the only thing that I wished was that there was a pot of gold at the end.

Living here in Mexico taught me more patience and that there are other places to discover and appreciate.  Where I live it’s in a community of Americans and Canadians with of course Mexicans.  I live on the grounds of Hotel Perico and see a variety of people from all over.  It is never dull.  Dan and I have enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.  We wake up to birds singing and clean air on top of our hill.

 I feel Christmas in my soul for down the hill is a Walmart and like the states they have all the trimmings with Christmas music. 

So, this Christmas is very special to Dan and I for I am very humble that the choice we made five years ago not having surgery, chemo nor radiation was the best gift that I could of received.  Dr. Perez, Dr. Garcia, Vera Lopez and the team taught me that you can heal yourself with the proper knowledge without harming your body.  The gift that I cherish the most is the friendships and family from all over that prayed and wished me positive feedback in healing.

May this holiday season bring all a peaceful and worriless Christmas.  Cherish the time and enjoy every moment for the future we cannot predict, only the here and now.


Much Love,


Monday, December 7, 2015


Several years ago, Dan and I on our 25th Anniversary visited Honolulu. Enjoy the movie of Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015





It is the season to be jolly and for me this saying is so close to home.  This month five years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and life was uncertain.  We all have journeys in life and the road can turn at any time.  I am so thankful and humble that choices along the path were good ones.  For I am here today to write along with Dan, my journey of joy, peace and happiness. 

We moved to Mexico close to three years ago, not knowing what our future would bring.  Adhering to the culture and climate, I could not ask for a better place to spend our time healing from this awful disease.  Even though Dan and I are cancer free, it does not change the fact that cancer is the word that will be stuck in our minds.  We continue to keep up with the home program of supplements, meditation, exercise and eating and using organic products.  This will be our lifestyle until the end, but more than happy to do this instead of surgery, chemo or radiation. 

Dan and I have met several friends here in the Ajijic area, some are Mexican, Canadian and American.  Our home is small, but it’s our home decorated with Mexican style furniture and handmade items.  I am also creating different pieces that surrounds our space.  I planted a garden and different vegetables and I pick to eat with pleasure.  We have made this our home for a while and hope for others to come and see the beauty Lake Chapala offers.

Thanksgiving was fabulous, I made our turkey dinner and went over to Hotel Perico and we had a delightful dinner among our friends.  What made it special, there was only about six Americans and the others were from Mexico and Canada.  Before dinner we went around the table to give thanks and what we have been grateful for this past year.  Of course, I said “LIFE”.  There was this little boy and his was “GRAVEY”.  Life is good!

The first year I arrived in Mexico that Christmas I picked up a unique tree.  It was  made from the branches of trees.  The tree represents to me life and it is decorated with sparkling bright lights.  My mother gave me an ornament before leaving, a heart with the words ~ FAMILY legacy of lifetime.  This is hanging from the tree along with an ornament that my daughter and her fiancé mailed to us last year.  Those items make up a tree of treasures and memories.

Let the holidays begin with all to be thankful that we have one another to love and treasure. 

Merry Christmas



I am this year!

Changes throughout

This year, But through

It all I have experienced

Breathtaking and priceless

Experiences. I have met some

Wonderful people along the way.

I have been



Tuesday, November 24, 2015




Since we moved to Mexico, Dan has been wanting to experience
the culture around us.  From time to time
we have been visiting different areas that are on Dan’s bucket list.  Just three weeks ago we visited Mexico City
and was very surprised of the size and how easy it was to communicate without
speaking Spanish.  It reminded me of New
York City, but larger.  After visiting; we
realized that it is the sixth largest city in the world.

Well, getting off the track ~ let me tell you a secret.  Dan and I was going to go to a bull fight in
Mexico City, but did not have time so when we got back to the Chapala area he
looked up the bull fight schedule in Guadalajara.  They were still around!!!  Dan said, why not this week end.

So off we went to Plaza De Toros where the famous bull
fights take place.  So naïve, I did not
think about what it consisted of, just that it was a culture that we wanted to
experience while we lived in Mexico. 
Well the stadium was exactly how I had pictured it would be, however
when it came to the bull fight show I was shocked.

I am sure that the matador has talent and the skill of an
ancient tradition, but I saw it as torture on the bull’s part.  It’s something that Dan and I will only
experience once. Now we can check it off our bucket list.

To understand why and how, I did a little of searching and
found this. Bullfighting traces its roots to prehistoric bull worship and
sacrifice in Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean region. The first recorded
bullfight may be the Epic of Gilgamesh, which describes a scene in which
Gilgamesh and Enkidu fought and killed the Bull of Heaven ("The Bull
seemed indestructible, for hours they fought, till Gilgamesh dancing in front
of the Bull, lured it with his tunic and bright weapons, and Enkidu thrust his
sword, deep into the Bull's neck, and killed it"). Bull leaping was
portrayed in Crete, and myths related to bulls throughout Greece. The killing
of the sacred bull (tauroctony) is the essential central iconic act of Mithras,
which was commemorated in the mithraeum wherever Roman soldiers were stationed.
The oldest representation of what seems to be a man facing a bull is on the
Celtiberian tombstone from Clunia and the cave painting El toro de hachos, both
found in Spain.


Bullfighting is often linked to Rome, where many
human-versus-animal events were held as competition and entertainment, the
Venationes. These hunting games spread to Africa, Europe and Asia during Roman
times. There are also theories that it was introduced into Hispania by the
Emperor Claudius, as a substitute for gladiators, when he instituted a
short-lived ban on gladiatorial combat. The latter theory was supported by
Robert Graves (picadors are related to warriors who wielded the javelin, but
their role in the contest is now a minor one limited to "preparing"
the bull for the matador.) Spanish colonists took the practice of breeding
cattle and bullfighting to the American colonies, the Pacific and Asia. In the
19th century, areas of southern and southwestern France adopted bullfighting,
developing their own distinctive form.

Mithras killing a

Religious festivities and royal weddings were celebrated by
fights in the local plaza, where noblemen would ride competing for royal favor,
and the populace enjoyed the excitement. In the Middle Ages across Europe,
knights would joust in competitions on horseback. In Spain, they began to fight


In medieval Spain bullfighting was considered a noble sport
and reserved to the rich, who could afford to supply and train their animals.
The bull was released into a closed arena where a single fighter on horseback
was armed with a lance. This spectacle was said to be enjoyed by Charlemagne,
Alfonso X the Wise and the Almohad caliphs, among others. The greatest Spanish
performer of this art is said to have been El Cid. According chronicle of the
time, in 1128 "... when Alfonso VII of León and Castile married Berengaria
of Barcelona daughter of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona at Saldaña
among other celebrations, there were also bullfights."


The Spanish introduced the practice of fighting bulls on
foot around 1726. Francisco Romero is generally regarded as having been the
first to do this. This type of fighting drew more attention from the crowds.
Thus the modern corrida, or fight, began to take form, as riding noblemen were
replaced by commoners on foot. This new style prompted the construction of
dedicated bullrings, initially square, like the Plaza de Armas, and later
round, to discourage the cornering of the action.


The modern style of Spanish bullfighting is credited to Juan
Belmonte, generally considered the greatest matador of all time. Belmonte
introduced a daring and revolutionary style, in which he stayed within a few
centimetres of the bull throughout the fight. Although extremely dangerous
(Belmonte was gored on many occasions), his style is still seen by most
matadors as the ideal to be emulated.


Today, bullfighting continues traditions established in
1726, when Francisco Romero, from Ronda, Spain, used the muleta in the last
stage of the fight and an estoque to kill the bull.

Spanish-style bullfighting is called corrida de toros
(literally "running of bulls") or la fiesta ("the
festival"). In the traditional corrida, three matadores each fight two
bulls, each of which is between four and six years old and weighs no less than
460 kg (1,014 lb).Each matador has six assistants—two picadores ("lancers
on horseback") mounted on horseback, three banderilleros – who along with
the matadors are collectively known as toreros ("bullfighters") – and
a mozo de espadas ("sword page"). Collectively they comprise a
cuadrilla ("entourage"). In Spanish the more general torero is used
for the lead fighter, and only when needed to distinguish a man is the full
title matador de toros used; in English, "matador" is generally used
for the bullfighter.



The modern corrida is highly ritualized, with three distinct
stages or tercios ("thirds"); the start of each being announced by a
bugle sound. The participants enter the arena in a parade, called the paseíllo,
to salute the presiding dignitary, accompanied by band music. Torero costumes
are inspired by 17th-century Andalusian clothing, and matadores are easily
distinguished by the gold of their traje de luces ("suit of lights"),
as opposed to the lesser banderilleros, who are also known as toreros de plata
("bullfighters of silver").


Tercio de Varas


The bull is released into the ring, where he is tested for
ferocity by the matador and banderilleros with the magenta and gold capote
("cape"). This is the first stage, the tercio de varas ("the
lancing third"). The matador confronts the bull with the capote, performing
a series of passes and observing the behavior and quirks of the bull.


Next, a picador enters the arena on horseback armed with a
vara (lance). To protect the horse from the bull's horns, the animal wears a
protective, padded covering called peto. Prior to 1930, the horses did not wear
any protection. Often the bull would disembowel the horse during this stage.
Until the use of protection was instituted, the number of horses killed during
a fiesta generally exceeded the number of bulls killed.


At this point, the picador stabs just behind the morrillo, a
mound of muscle on the fighting bull's neck, weakening the neck muscles and
leading to the animal's first loss of blood. The manner in which the bull
charges the horse provides important clues to the matador about which side the
bull favors. If the picador is successful, the bull will hold its head and
horns slightly lower during the following stages of the fight. This ultimately
enables the matador to perform the killing thrust later in the performance. The
encounter with the picador often fundamentally changes the behaviour of a bull;
distracted and unengaging bulls will become more focused and stay on a single
target instead of charging at everything that moves.


Tercio de Banderillas


In the next stage, the tercio de banderillas ("the
third of banderillas"), each of the three banderilleros attempts to plant
two banderillas, sharp barbed sticks, into the bull's shoulders. These anger
and agitate, but further weaken, the bull. He tires from his attacks on the
horse and the damage he has taken from the lance. Sometimes a matador will
place his own banderillas. If so, he usually embellishes this part of his
performance and employs more varied manoeuvres than the standard al cuarteo
method commonly used by banderilleros.

Tercio de Muerte


In the final stage, the tercio de muerte ("the third of
death"), the matador re-enters the ring alone with a small red cape, or
muleta, and a sword. It is a common misconception that the color red is
supposed to anger the bull; the animals are colorblind. The cape is thought to
be red to mask the bull's blood, although the color is now a matter of
tradition. The matador uses his cape to attract the bull in a series of passes,
which serve the dual purpose of wearing the animal down for the kill and
creating an interesting display, or faena. He may also demonstrate his
domination of the bull by caping and bringing it especially close to his body.
The faena refers to the entire performance with the cape (muleta).


It is usually broken down into tandas, or
"series", of passes. The series (tanda) ends with a final series of
passes in which the matador, using the cape, tries to maneuver the bull into a
position to stab it between the shoulder blades and through the aorta or heart.
The sword is called estoque, and the act of thrusting the sword is called an
estocada. During the initial series, while the matador in part is performing
for the crowd, he uses a fake sword (estoque simulado). This is made of wood or
aluminum, making it lighter and much easier to handle. The estoque de verdad
(real sword) is made out of steel. At the end of the tercio de muerte, when the
matador has finished his faena, he will change swords to take up the steel one.
He performs the estocada and kills the bull with a pierce through the heart, if
all goes according to plan. Many times the bull does not get pierced through
the heart during the estocada initially, and repeated efforts must be made to
bring the bull down and end his life.


If the matador has performed particularly well, the crowd
may petition the president by waving white handkerchiefs to award the matador
an ear of the bull. If his performance was exceptional, the president will
award two ears. In certain more rural rings, the practice includes award of the
bull's tail. Very rarely, if the public or the matador believe that the bull
has fought extremely bravely, the event's president may be petitioned to grant
the bull a pardon (indulto). If the indulto is granted, the bull's life is
spared; it leaves the ring alive and is returned to its home ranch. There the
bull becomes a stud for the rest of his life.



Feria Maestros del Arte



Last Saturday Dan and I experienced the talented art work of
Mexico.  We not only seen fine art, but
the culture of Mexico through them. 
Before today we did not know that there was a yacht club here in
Chapala.  The atmosphere was very
peaceful and the scenery was breath taking with the music of the Mariachi
Femenil Mujer Latina playing in the background.


Club de Yates de Chapala was inaugurated in 1960. Many of
the original Guadalajaran and local families who were members when the Club
opened, are still members today. Whereas the level of water in the lake was
once in peril, Lake Chapala has rebounded due to several years of heavy
rainfall, a local group Los Amigos del Lago applying for and being granted
membership in Living Lakes (a non-governmental worldwide project to save
lakes), and other intervention on the lake's behalf.


 Located on the shore
of Lake Chapala, Club de Yates de Chapala's beautiful facility includes boat
launching and storage, restaurant, swimming pool, soccer field, and beautiful
grounds. Whereas, a few years ago, you would not have seen pleasure boats on
the lake, today the boat tours to Mexcala and Alacran Islands are up and
running from the Chapala pier, and members of the yacht club regularly take out
their sailboats, etc. to enjoy the lake.


Comodoro (commodore) Juan Luis de Limelette Farah is
dedicated to bringing culture and new members to the yacht club. The Feria was
delighted when in 2007 this facility became the new home for Feria Maestros del
Arte. The hope is  to be there for many
years to come. The location is a beautiful one with all the white tents set up
against the backdrop of Lake Chapala.


The folk and indigenous art available at this show is
diverse and there are no middle-man prices because the artists pay nothing to
attend the show - no booth fee, no percentage of sales, they are housed with
local families and fed while at the show. The artists are very grateful to the
Club de Yates de Chapala for allowing them to use their facility.


Enjoy the movie

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


My mother sent this article to me the other day. It hits close to home for Dan and I. For this is exactly what I have been fighting for the past five years. Stem Cells ~ it is a treatment that works and does not leave side effects and will kill the cancer. We need to wake up and fight for this to be covered and used to kill cancer and stop the chemo that is killing us. Please if you did not yet sign my petition to change lives without side effects and teach preventions go to

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