Meet Sonia Davis
I’m Sonia Davis. I’m 48, married to an incredible guy and have 2 beautiful children. In May of 2018 I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) after having a clear 3D mammogram just 2 months prior. My Mom had died of ovarian cancer and because of this, I did a blood test (CA125) and pelvic ultrasound yearly. My blood test came back elevated and with my Mom’s history, it was determined that a full hysterectomy would hopefully prevent me from getting ovarian cancer. As it turned out, the pathology report stated that breast cancer cells were found in both ovaries, not ovarian. A PET/CT revealed that it had gone to both breasts, my pelvis, spine, ribs and adrenal glands. Talk about a shocker!!! I had stage IV cancer and felt fine.A dear friend encouraged me to reach out to Believe Big! Ivelisse and her staff have been so supportive and informative. I really don’t think I would be alive today had it not been for their advice! I was awarded a grant that allowed me to go to Boulder, CO and meet with an integrative oncologist, Dr. Kirsten West. I received IV mistletoe, as well as subcutaneous mistletoe, and IV Vitamin C. The supplements and diet changes have allowed me to be a Mom and feel good despite 2.5 years of battling this disease. People can’t even believe I have cancer!!I have a very restrictive diet (no gluten, no refined sugar, no dairy), but I feel better than I’ve felt in years! I continue to do subcutaneous mistletoe and IV Vitamin C. This year I went to California after my cancer had progressed again. I received hyperthermia treatment 6 days a week for 6 weeks to my liver and areas on my spine. HCI (Hyperthermia Cancer Institute) was incredible. I had caring nurses and doctors who would heat up those areas to 109 degrees. I received chemotherapy while I was out there as well as hyperbaric oxygen. I have had 2 great scans since! Hallelujah! If you have been diagnosed, recently or otherwise, I would encourage you to reach out to Believe Big. They will give you the tools you need to thrive in the face of cancer. When I first heard of Believe Big, I thought it was a unique name and I really didn’t “get it” until I spoke with Ivelisse. God created our body and mind to heal. This can be through many means. Believe that God CAN overcome any obstacle…even stage IV cancer…in the face of fear and death. I have read the “I will have no fear” insert countless times over the years that was given to me the first day that I reached out to Believe Big. Fear is the biggest weapon that is used against us. This journey is very mental. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. Everyone knows someone with cancer. I encourage you to get involved with Believe Big today! Your support will help so many thrive in the face of cancer!