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Happy Birthday Celeste Yarnall!

Before the day ends, just to let you all know that today is our friend Celeste Yarnall’s Birthday! Let’s make it an even happier Birthday and please contribute anything you can to her cancer fund!   She’s getting closer; less than $6000 away from the final goal of $50,000!  We love you Celeste! Stay strong and may you truly LLAP! ❤ Here’s a little collage for you! ( I think you know the ‘Captain’!) 😉

Sad Update From Celeste Yarnall, Please lend Prayers and Support to her Cancer Fund.

Update and Prayers for Celeste Yarnall

Dear Friends,   Please keep our friend Celeste Yarnall (Yeoman Martha Landon, The Apple) in your prayers, and let’s continue to send her healing thoughts. As you may recall, Celeste was diagnosed with  Stage 3 Ovarian cancer in November of 2014.  With the help of surgery and immunotherapy, Celeste has been cancer free since August of 2015. Most recently, she has had successful hip surgery, and as you can imagine, her medical bills are practically continuous. I urge you to please contribute to Celeste’s GoFundMe account to help with expenses.  The good news is that she is finally under $10,000 toward her final goal of $50,000 ($40,070)

However,  a new challenge was discovered today, a form of skin cancer on her  left cheek (Squamous Cell Carcinoma).  She is awaiting to have surgery scheduled  to remove the lesion.

Yet despite this frustrating news, Celeste posted pictures of her cheek before and after the biopsy to let us see what it looks like.  I’m so thankful that she took this opportunity, in the midst of all this, to share these images, and to show us what a skin carcinoma looks like.  I have no doubt that these images will help thousands of people who have questions about their own skin.

Please keep Celeste and her husband Nazim in your prayers as they go through yet anther trial.  She is very dear to me, and I am so blessed to have her as a friend. ❤  And please donate to her fund; every little bit will help.  https://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

Here is Celeste’s message that she posted today:

Hello Everyone,

I just got a little scary news from a biopsy I had done last week, on a suspicious lesion on my face (my left cheek). I had already had it biopsied a few years ago and it then it was not something to worry about and I had it treated then with what was deemed appropriate but now it has come back and is more serious.

It is called Squamous Cell Carcinoma and I am awaiting a date for the surgical procedure which will be done at a surgery center to remove it. The doctor will excise it, and hopefully be able to give me clean margins and do the reconstruction on my cheek all at one time. This is not the best Christmas present in the world but I am coping with the news and awaiting the date for this surgical procedure which will be done in a surgery center.

I will keep you all posted and am so grateful to you all for all your help and blessings thus far. This is a different type of cancer then what I have been dealing with (ovarian/peritnea)..as I said and this is a type of skin cancer which is called Squamous cell but it is not connected to my history..it is UVA exposure and what’s weird I have kept my face out of the sun all my life but UVA light coming in from the windows of our cars are lethal for this type of thing.

I still have to go back to Grand Cayman soon to PerseusPCI for one of two booster immunotherapy personalized cancer vaccine’s and we are still raising money for that effort so anything you can do to help as this facial surgery precludes me from being filmed right now and doing other income producing events which i was so hoping to be able to do now that my hip replacement surgery is healing nicely.

I will be at the Hollywood Show January 6th thru 8th but may have a bandage on my cheek but I love you all and want to see everyone who is coming out to see me and all the other Star Trek actors.

The first photo is of me at the doctors office, before the doctor did the biopsy and then a close up of what the lesion looked like and then a photo of me just after the procedure before the doctor put in 3 stitches..I am sharing this so you all and others can see what this is all about and not let something suspicious on your skin go un-treated…I have bared my soul here thus far to be of service and I am doing that again… you can see in the photo’s I am obviously stressed but now we have the results which are as I said Squamous Cell Carcinoma and I will move forward hoping all will be ok, first and foremost for my general health and secondly, how I look after this so I might be able to work again in film if possible.

Please do not ever ignore something suspicious on your skin!!

Life is full of challenges but we carry on don’t we…
Love and many blessing for the holiday season to each and everyone of you,

from
Nazim and me

WE’RE WITH YOU CELESTE! ❤

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Celeste Update: Merry Celeste-mas!

Happy Celeste-masHey Everyone!

It’s been a while since my last Celeste update, and I’m happy to report that Celeste is less than $20,000 away from her goal!   I had hoped that she would have reached it by now, but I know it will be reached soon with our help!

Celeste will be taking part in a special Cancer treatment vaccine program in the Grand Cayman Islands next week (She leaves on Thursday 12/10).  She is one of only 15 women selected for this clinical trial, and I wish her good health and a safe journey on this next chapter of her treatments.

Let’s make this Celeste’s HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS EVER and help her reach her final goal!  You can contribute here.  Celeste explains it all below in her latest update —

Here is some information on the therapy that I am embarking on and the first step for this particular treatment was to harvest my own cancer tissue and store them at StoreMyTumor for this treatment.

This is a Cancer Treatment Vaccine which is Developed With Immunotherapy
and Immunotherapy unlike chemo therapy has minimal side effects.

“Finding out that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is overwhelming.

Typical cancer treatments have a devastating impact on our bodies. This personalized immunotherapy uses the patient’s own tissues and cells, not putting anything foreign into the patient. Medicine will never produce anything near as effective as our immune system for disease eradication. The patient’s unique molecular profile is used to activate their immune system against the tumor to make this treatment much more powerful.

This facility offers a treatment for solid-tumor cancers with little-to-no side effects unlike other treatments available. The therapy teaches the body’s natural immune system to identify cancer cells and eliminate them. It is easily administered by injection once a month for four months. This technology’s safety and effectiveness has been proven in U.S. FDA sanctioned trials, and while the U.S. approval process is ongoing, the Health Practice Commission of the Cayman Islands has been approved for “Clinical Research” only and each participant will be carefully screened before admission to the research and full disclosure given prior to any potential participant.

The personalized cancer immunotherapeutics deployed at this clinic are licensed by and principally based on a particular doctor and scientists research breakthroughs, which helped launch gene-based medicine and other aspects of the biotech industry. And he is a world-renowned biomedical scientist, innovator and entrepreneur who has pioneered some of the past half-century’s most significant biomedical technologies used today in the study and elimination of cancer.”

So this gives you an idea of what I am taking part in as one of 15 women accepted for this treatment. And we leave for the Grand Cayman’s this upcoming Thursday 12-10-15 for 7 days. I so look forward to seeing the 7 mile beach as I understand we will very close to it!

Here in the photo below is an image of the beautiful Grand Cayman..can’t wait to see it!


If you can help in anyway with even a tiny donation we would so appreciate it!
https://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

 

Happy Celeste-mas

 

Taking a Hiatus. See you in the Fall!

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Therese (self-portrait)  on  July 11, 2015

Hey Everyone,

I’m going to be taking some time off for a little while. Hours are building up at work, but more importantly, I have a lot of projects to do at home, as well as needing to get sufficient rest and exercise to get myself in better shape.   I need to lose @ 12 lbs. by the end of September, and my health is paramount. I’m down four already!   😀    It’s a start.

I don’t get as much traffic in the summer anyway, and that’s the way it should be!   I urge you all to get out there and have some fun!  Throw a Frisbee, play badminton, bike, hike, swim,  and do all the glorious things this season blesses is with. It’s almost 1/2 over!

See You in September

If you’re missing your Trek fix there’s over 900 posts on this site! Dig around!

And if you look to the left column here, you’ll see a countdown for when I come back!

I wish you a refreshing and restful summer, and I’ll see you in (late) September! Love to all and LLAP

And please don’t forget Celeste’s cancer fund — Wouldn’t it be wonderful if she reached her $50K goal by the time I come back???   Please help it become a reality;  you can donate here.  ❤

See you in September! – Therese  🙂

Celeste Update – Cancer Free at Last!

Cancer FreeFriends, I am so very happy to relay to you Celeste’s latest update.  She is FREE at LAST of CANCER!   She still has the blood clots, and will have to be on blood thinners for 6 months, but the fact that she is free of the stage 3 ovarian cancer is nothing but miraculous.

Celeste, I’m so happy for you, for you have worked so hard through a lot of hell to come out the other side of this.   YOU MADE IT!!!!  And being home with family and friends will surely improve you recovery and the love from all of us is a great hug of support and joy!  (Jumping with joy here!)

Of course, one has to be tested to be sure the cancer will not return, but I’m sure with love and support, it won’t have a chance.  And Friends, PLEASE remember to CONTINUE to SUPPORT Celeste’s cancer fund. Although the big battle of the physical cancer is mostly finished, the financial battle with seemingly endless bills is barely through.   I suspect that the medical bills for all the procedures so far are still trickling in, and there seems to always be yet another treatment or surgical detail to pay for.  Our support will help Celeste and Nazim meet the $50,000 goal.    At this writing, the fund is currently at  $28,41521,585 to go!  Every little bit, even $5 will help. You can donate here.

Thanks so much, and Celeste, Good Luck and God bless you on your continued recovery, and may it never come back.  I know you will truly Love Long and Prosper! -love, Therese xo

Here’s her update from Sunday:

  I’m back home! My huge abdominal surgery was/is 100% successful. My week in hospital following surgery was a rough and painful one HOWEVER the pathology from the exploratory portion came back mid week and confirmed that I am now cancer free!!!!! From stage 3 ovarian cancer last November, then 6 rounds of chemo, to this happy news. This was the best birthday present ever. I still have the blood clots (DVTs) and must take the daily Lovinox injections which is a blood thinner for the next 6 months at least but no other meds are needed except to finish up the antibiotics which I will do tonight. They sent me home with some other meds that are ok to use as needed during the healing process. The healing period will be 3 months.

I will be continuing my entire alternative cancer regime which is extensive, including daily use of the amazing BEMER device ( http://www.bemeramerica.com/artofwellness) which along with my other protocols and supplements such as MOXXOR ( http://www.Moxxart.com) have worked so beautifully along with mainstream 6 rounds of chemotherapy which I finished up in May.

All of your blessings and generosity have been so appreciated. Nazim and I are not only grateful.. we know this wonderful result couldn’t have happened without all of your help.

To keep the cancer away we simply must carry on with all that we are doing which as you know is costly and financially this is so hard on us however I know you will do the very best you can for me by sharing this page …. please know straight from my heart that even a $5 donation is so very helpful that words cannot express adequately what it means to us.

When I got the news of the biopsies all being negative I got up out of the hospital bed after hugging and thanking my beautiful doctor, did a victory lap in the hospital corridor on my walker. I high-fived the nurses as we passed them as I was virtually sobbing from joy. It was an amazing occasion and one not often seen with Ovarian cancer! That is my oh so happy update for now and the best birthday present I could have ever received!

All my love and gratitude to each and everyone of you,

Celeste
xxoo

You GO GIRL!

Happy Birthday Celeste Yarnall!!

Today (July 26) is Celeste Yarnall’s Birthday!   Happy Birthday Celeste! And as you  recover from your hernia surgery, remember that LOVE is stronger than pain!  Hope you’ll be home soon, and enjoy this little poster!  (I colorized the famous black and white still of you and Walter from ‘The Apple”!)

And readers, let’s make Celeste’s birthday extra special and please contribute what you can to her cancer fund!   http://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

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