I am so excited to introduce you to someone very special. She has been helping others in her community through facilitating a local independent HealingStrong™ empowered group. She serves in Sprakers, New York, is a breast cancer thriver, and someone we can all learn from.
It is NEVER too late to change your world!
Meet Jane Fountain. She is 83 years young! She is helping to lead the way for others to heal strong and stay strong.
Jane is using natural strategies AND, she is helping to connect and educate people in and around her community who desire to do the same!
Here’s a little of Jane’s background:
- She Lives in Sprakers, New York (a very small town with only 2 churches, a post office, and a few houses)
- Was married for 42 years to the love of her life, Larry (whose residence became Heaven 15 years ago).
- She is Mom to 6 adult children, and Grandma to 15 grandchildren!
- She gets great joy in helping to tutor her youngest grandchild.
Summary of her diagnosis and journey to healing, in her own words:
Last July, after a routine mammogram, followed by an ultra-sound, and biopsy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. When the surgeon recommended a mastectomy, I told him I needed to think about it and pray through my decision. I began my research — my daughter told me there was a library sale in her town with some books on healing cancer naturally and happened to pick up Ty Bollinger’s book: “Cancer, Step Outside the Box“, the book was such a well-read (loved) copy with multitudes of notes, lists, etc.. After reading bits of the book, I went online to research the sources and my whole world of natural healing opened up.
One site, in particular that spoke to me, was ‘Dr. Axe‘ website which helped me to navigate my decision, as Dr. Axe shared the story of his own mother’s cancer journey. I felt, after much research and prayer, that I would focus on natural healing. It was an exercise in faith. I trusted God for healing, and set out on a journey, with my chiropractor (who offers spiritual, emotional and other support), my neighbors and community friends (who have supplied me with things like a rebounder, organic food and produce, and even herbs from a local herbalist). God is so good and so practical, once I committed to doing what was right, He is there making it so easy – even fun.
My life has changed considerably in the past year. As my diet changed and I began feeling more energetic, my high blood-pressure dropped also. At first I didn’t think my elderly body would ever manage more than a few steps on the trampoline, but after a few weeks of just stepping, the jumping began, not for very long, but for being 83 years old, that’s o.k.!
Along with a very healthy plant-based diet, I also do the Budwig cottage cheese/flaxseed therapy daily, along with Essiac tea. I take some supplements and tinctures, drink bone broth, enjoy Kombucha, read Scriptures daily, pray much and – I have cut out the daily news, which I believe has contributed to my general sense of peace.
Describe why you decided to be a HealingStrong™ Group Leader:
I wanted to connect with others who are fighting cancer and learn about nutrition and toxins, etc.. It began to really grieve me that so many people were in poor health. I saw the need to both educate and inspire people to put the right foods in their bodies and make other healthy decisions. This seems to still be a strong impetus- to do all I can to encourage healthy living. I find this carries over into many situations besides just the Healing Strong group. Our weekly brunch/sharing group is now eating healthy soups and salads, no more cakes or ‘whites’ and the requests for kefir starter keep coming along.
Tell us about the Sprakers, New York Group and what could someone expect who attends:
I have a wonderful friend and co-team member, Donna, who has caught the vision and helps serve our group, offering support to many folks in our community. There are not many professionals in our area, so Donna and I mainly stick to teaching the curriculum ourselves. We open with prayer, then do an opening exercise to help our group connect. Our group dynamics varies from month to month, with some months most of the attendees are new to natural healing, and other months many folks come who have been interested in healthy food and ridding of toxins for years. It varies month to month. I find that the group participants get very involved in listening to the information, and are also anxious to share their questions and experiences. I stress the prevention of disease more than treating cancer, though we incorporate natural strategies and protocols into all of our topics. Each meeting, we share a dish that is home made, and provide the recipe card to each participant.
4th Monday of each month at 1:00pm.
River of Jubilee Church in Sprakers, N.Y. (5057 Route 5S).
Contact Jane: firstname.lastname@example.org
How has your community been impacted through your group:
We are helping people to see the need to make healthy choices, live a lifestyle that will prevent/heal disease naturally; and in turn, this affects our families and friends, raising the level of wellness. As we present the God created means to health, people’s faith level is increased – it’s a win-win situation. I see our group as a place where new relationships are built and individuals receive the encouragement and information to make healthy choices in all realms.
What do you see in the future for your group?
We have considered starting a community garden to help provide fresh organic veggies for people in the neighborhood. The land has been donated to use; however, we had to be postpone, as the land we were offered to use receives much less sun than we first thought. We will work on the logistics for next year’s planting season, including financing for the frames for raised beds, seeds and plants. Our hope is to continue to educate and support our community through our group meetings, and the local garden.
What are some of your favorite resources that might help someone else on a healing journey?
Without the books and websites I probably would have gone the traditional medicine route – the first few medical persons I had contact with were, I would say, “appalled” that I was not choosing surgery and gave no hope for natural treatment — so these books and websites were my source of medical information.
My Most Helpful Books:
Cancer, Step Outside the Box by Ty Bollinger – this book opened my eyes to much of what I’ve been totally unaware of in modern medicine.
Favorite Websites have been:
www.anticancermom.com (formerly www.greendrinkdiaries.com)
Favorite Encouraging Verse:
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.” Phillipians 4:8 NKJV version
Jane, you are beautiful. Thank you for being a trail blazer! Thank you for being part of the solution, and sharing with others what you are learning in your own healing journey. Thank you for giving people hope. Thank you for not giving up, for listening to that still small voice inside, and walking out loud your own journey to heal strong and stay strong! We are excited to see your little group in Sprakers, New York be an example for us all.
We are thankful you are part of the HealingStrong™ community!
All my love and gratitude,