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Date:3/13/2009

de sleeping quarters and food. Tom began treatment, but he only got worse. When his lymph nodes enlarged and his white count shot up, Jacquie asked why this was happening, and was told if they were going to question the treatment they would stop treating Tom. Finally, Jacquie's ex-husband gathered duplicate birth certificates and sent them to Hermosillo, and they were able to get back home. They drove for days, slept in the van and ate only once a day.

Back home, they went to work to replenish their nest egg, and began a quest to find the right treatment facility. They knew that chemo was not an answer. They both have a strong belief in helping the body to heal itself.

The couple heard about a clinic across from Del Rio, Texas. The clinic has a snazzy website with lots of video testimonials. At this clinic they would stay on the Texas side of the border, and the clinic would send a van to take them back and forth every day. The clinic claimed a very high success rate, and they were not too expensive. And so they borrowed a travel trailer and headed for the Texas border.

"There were about 40 patients at the clinic, and one doctor. The doctor spoke passable English, but the nurses spoke almost no English at all. The staff was hostile and the place was dirty, but at least they were doing treatments," Jacquie remembers. "And they were full of American patients, which was encouraging. However, Tom never received an exam of any kind, and along with the rest of the patients we were 'herded' from one treatment to the next - IVs, local hyperthermia and photo dynamic therapy. I was alarmed because the nurses would not wear gloves, and they would go from patient to patient stabbing veins trying to insert an IV, and bloody cotton balls and needles were left about."

"I saw nurses picking their noses, then picking up a needle to put in an IV. If we didn't remind the nurses what treatments we needed
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