We’re getting ready to go home to New York next Tuesday. And I’ve started to wake up again in the middle of the night in a panic. How are we going to do this in New York? Here in Tijuana at the Gerson Clinic we have a team of 5 doctors and 4 nurses who we visit several times a day (and sometimes in the middle of the night) to discuss new symptoms and to revise Laura’s protocol. There is also a fantastic team of 6 Mexican women in the kitchen juicing…juicing…juicing and preparing all the coffee, gruel, the two teas and all the meals for the eight patients and their carers. Two cleaners to tidy up the messes (and some have been epic ones) and 3 managers to order supplements and food and to keep the whole thing ticking over.
From now on, it will be us and our ‘weekend warrior’ sherpas. These are our beloved friends who’ve kindly offered to come in on the weekends for 5 hour shifts (1 hour to learn how to use ‘the beast’ and the basics of the diet, 3 hours of juicing and prepping food and 1 hour at the end of each shift to pass this knowledge on to the next person). Laura’s life depends on this support for the next two years.
We know from speaking to previous patients, that those who fall behind on the juicing/enemas don’t survive. One patient told us that only 3 out of 10 people in her group made it. The difference for survivors, she said, was the support they had from friends, family and loved ones coming in to help them stick unfalteringly to the schedule.
So we are calling out to all our ‘sherpas’, our weekend warriors, to sign up and join us as we climb the Everest of alternative health and save Laura’s life. We can’t do it without you.