Dear Rhonda and Dr. Malkmus, What a wonderful Thanksgiving we have had. We usually begin decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. For the past five years or so, I have set everything out for my husband and our four children and watched while they decorated. I told them that watching them was so much more fun than helping - but the truth was that I had been struggling with migraines, low blood sugar, and fatigue. It was all I could do to keep a smile on my face. I was pleasantly surprised this year when I enjoyed spending this bustling time with my family. What a wonderful day! But we have something even more wonderful to be thankful for.At this time last year, our eight-year old daughter became very ill. It started with a cold that took six weeks to recover from, and ended up this fall with outpatient surgery, in a local children's hospital. In between these two events, my sweet daughter (we call her our little cup of sunshine, because she is such a sunny child) suffered bleeding kidneys; multiple and chronic mouth ulcerations to the point that she couldn't eat; fingers and toes that would freeze up and even turn red and blue; at times she was unable to walk or even stand upright; she had fatigue to the point of staying in bed most of the day; her intestines prolapsed; and she suffered terrible pain during this time and was either in a doctor's office or in the hospital for testing 15 times in a five month period of time.She was never conclusively diagnosed, but we felt that she was probably suffering from Lupus. So many good people prayed for her and God answered! Some special friends of ours shared The Hallelujah Diet with us. They had been on The Hallelujah Diet for many years and had eliminated illness from their lives. I didn't understand the diet, but it didn't conflict with anything the doctor wanted to do, so we started The Hallelujah Diet on August 28, 2002. On September 11, 2002 (exactly two weeks after she started on The Hallelujah Diet), Christina went in for a biopsy, colonoscopy, and endoscopy. After one hour, the surgeon came out and asked if she was the same child he had examined previously. He showed me some of the pictures that showed only minor acid burns, and her GI was basically fine. Since then, she has improved weekly and now the child who couldn't leave the house for weeks at a time is horseback riding, playing soccer, riding her bike, sleeping at night, and praise the Lord, she is smiling again! I wasn't sure if it was just a remission, so I shared the diet with my mother who is a home health care nurse, with over 30 years of experience. One of my mother's patients is a lady in her 30s who has been bedridden for over a year. Within two months
, her doctor reported that she is disease free. We are sending her doctor your information so that he can contact you, because he wants to share this diet with all of his patients. Also, the home health agency wants to train all of their nurses
, so that they will be able to help their patients as well.
I am sorry that this has been such a long letter, but it is hard to be succinct when your life has been turned upside down and then right side up again. I think the hardest part, the part that still makes me cry, is remembering the times I sat by my daughter's bedside telling her that she would be OK. I will always remember the point where I became afraid that I was lying. I am so thankful, and I will always be thankful for the lifesaving knowledge that God has provided us with the miracle - we just have to follow His plan. Thanks to you and Rhonda for focusing your lives on sharing this message. We will always be grateful!