Keeping the Dennis Hotte Memorial Fund going strong

The big “C” word. Most people who have not been touched directly, really do not understand the full grasp it takes on your life.

Family members keep Dennis’s memory alive with their upcoming fundraising event being held Friday Nov. 4 at the DH fingerjoint building at 11a.m. Donations are being accepted at Bulkley Valley Credit Union Houston branch.

The big “C” word. Most people who have not been touched directly, really do not understand the full grasp it takes on your life. It slaps you across the face and punches you in the stomach. Everyone has had a family member or close friend get the diagnosis but until you live it day to day, you don’t get it. It has been two years since the diagnosis of my loved one and the nightmare began Oct. 22, 2014. Those dreaded words, “You have 2-3 months to live”. You can’t breathe, you don’t want to cry, your world and life changes in that moment.

“What can we do? When can we start the chemo?” You just really can’t think straight. “The chemo has been scheduled forFriday, Oct. 24,” the oncologist says. Then the phone call comes the next day that says, “the chemo can’t start for anotherweek.” Another delay in the already frustrating process.

Dennis had spoken to an acquaintance who had been to CIPAG in Tijuana, Mexico and has five years cancer free behind her.The “Herbalax” also known as Hoxsey, and chelation treatments have been instrumental in her fight with “C”. She was sosupportive and positive of the treatments in Tijuana and was living proof of the inspirational outcomes of manyacquaintances along her path with “C”

The call to the clinic was answered the same day by Dr. Castillo. “Get yourselves down here and we will help” The flightswere booked, accommodations booked and on Sunday, Oct. 27, we headed to San Diego and then to Tijuana. The clinic hada car and driver waiting for us at the San Diego airport and transported us across the US/Mexico border. We were greetedwith smiles, care and compassion. The suites above the clinic were homey, comfortable and had everything in thekitchenette we required. The staff was great, and within the first 24 hours after arriving, the chest x-ray, blood and fluidsamples were completed. Chelation therapy began first thing Tuesday morning. Wednesday Oct. 30, our meeting with thedoctor was scheduled and an explanation of the procedures and all the health numbers were known. Wow, life-savingtreatment way down in Mexico before treatments in Canada. We were overwhelmed with the positive outlook and care at theCIPAG.

Immune therapy! Simple concept! The human body is an amazing work of art. Build up the immune system with lots ofVitamins C, D, B17, A and immune supplements available over the counter to anyone who walked into the clinic pharmacy.Wow, no expensive prescriptions and a time schedule for all the different medications the Canadian oncologist prescribed.Feed your body healthy unprocessed foods, Ph balance your system, stay away from foods that would render the “Hoxsey”tonic useless and the program was set.

The CIPAG program is six days/week for three to four weeks depending on your diagnosis. The clinic consults and helpswith most every diagnosis received. Heart disease, MS, obesity and cancer are only a few life threatening diseases the clinicworks with. The staff is amazing. The patients and their significant others become close and like family. We were all theredealing with a loved one’s health issues. Hoxsey recipes are exchanged, and words of support come from all around you.We met patients who had similar diagnosis as Dennis’s and to hear them say it’s been three years, five years, eight, 10, anda couple people we met had been doing their chelation for over 20 years at CIPAG. We were amazed and hopeful.

Well, we learned so much within the first couple days there. “C” hates oxygen, loves fat and sugar. Dennis spend onehour/day in the hyperbaric chamber located on the second floor. The staff Doctors are available daily to address patientsconcerns or issues. We were overwhelmed with the difference in the Canadian health care system and this little, simpleclinic located in Tijuana, Mexico.

November 27, 2014 we were on our way home. The cancer marker numbers were looking better, we had all thesupplements Dennis would need for the next three months. We’ll see you in three months. As all you know, I lost Dennis aswe arrived home that night of a pulmonary embolism [blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs]. No onecould have suspected this to happen. So as the second anniversary of the passing of Dennis Hotte nears, I just needed totell people that this little hopeful, welcoming, inspirational, simple clinic with the most amazing people who care who youare and what they can do for you was life changing.

The Dennis Hotte Memorial Fund was set up in Dennis’s name at Bulkley Valley Credit Union Houston branch. The fund hashelped financially, only one person travel to Tijuana for treatment. A young single mom who’s doing her best to fight the“C” is feeling better and believes strongly that without the Mexico treatments, she would not be with her daughter today.

This information is for your benefit. Anyone wishing to attend the CIPAG and wants information, Dr. Castillo is the nameyou want to google. Take care of your health. That truly is all you have.

I am is going to shave my head, in support of one of my sisters diagnosed recently, as a fundraiser for the Dennis Hotte Memorial Fund along with my son Dustin, Friday Nov. 4 at the DH fingerjoint building at 11a.m. Donations are being accepted at Bulkley Valley Credit Union Houston branch.