The journey of having a child with cancer is the most difficult thing our family has ever been through. It is one of the most difficult things any family could imagine going through. Having our beautiful daughter with us today, healthy, cancer free, is a miraculous gift. We feel blessed and lucky to have her with us every day.
From the day of diagnosis to today has been a life changing experience. From the devastation has arisen a new perspective on life that is a true gift.
At the point of diagnosis and throughout treatment, cancer parents are forced to dive deep into every possible thing to learn to get their child well. There is information and decisions coming at you from all sides. High stakes decisions, acute life threatening situations previously unfathomable. There are no easy answers and lots of difficult choices, in the midst of an assault on a family’s time and emotions. It’s overwhelming, to say the least.
We believe that conventional medicine saved our daughter’s life. That same conventional medicine is know to have severely damaging physical ramifications that can negatively affect the quality of life for cancer survivors, and, in some cases, create new disease.
This tension, this challenge compelled us to look into other opportunities and modalities that could not only maintain our daughter’s cancer free state but prevent future illness and frankly, heal our family from the trauma that we all endured during our daughter’s illness.
Integrative medicine provided a new way to take control over our daughter’s health and our family’s health. It is allowing her to thrive and for us all to take active steps each day to maintain our wellness.
The pace of treatment, the volume of decisions to make during treatment is hard to unwind from. During our daughter’s treatment, it seemed there were things to be vigilant about and concrete action steps to take nearly every hour of the day. They were things that were challenging to navigate and we were glad to be rid of—however, strangely, at the end of treatment, the absence of those concrete action steps was unsettling. The desire to maintain vigilance was strong – figuring out how to move into the ‘after treatment’ chapter productively was a welcome, but new challenge.
With Dagmara, I feel confident that we are taking the appropriate steps to keep our daughter well and to heal the rest of us. In the absence of an aggressive, yet well understood Conventional protocol, she has created a practical action plan to address maintaining and promoting health as a whole.
Dagmara has given me confidence, a sounding board, actionable steps, and positive feedback and results. She provides a fantastic mix of traditional and more alternative approaches, which works very well for me and for my family. She keeps the wellness of the whole person in mind – the mental, spiritual and physical. She has become a friend and ally in our journey to a long life for not only our cancer survivor but all of us.
I feel blessed to have met her and to have her walk with me on this journey.
Working with Dagmara has been a true gift.
As a parent of a child with cancer, it is nearly impossible to truly care for yourself. I had some significant after effects from being the primary caregiver for my sick child – I had some physical issues that were a byproduct of the stress endured by our family. These things needed to be thoughtfully addressed in order for my healing to take place. Dagmara comes from a true place of understanding, and enabled me to address the complex feelings that I faced on the other side of my daughter’s treatment.
I not only have my daughter seeing Dagmara, but I see her as well. She has empowered us both to learn more about the needs of our bodies and minds and to take control over our health and our life choices as it relates to living a healthy lifestyle.
I truly rely on Dagmara to be my teacher, my guide and my partner in living a healthy life. She is a blessing to me and my family!
Zuza’s Way has helped our personal family as well as our extended family in so many positive ways! We are so incredibly blessed and lucky to have met Dagmara along our daughters
ALL cancer journey. We were looking for more natural approaches to healing our daughter. Dagmara has offered that and then some!! She has helped us change the way we eat and be aware of all the best things that can help our daughter and our family. No question is a dumb question and her return time with any question is always prompt. I feel I could call her in
the middle of the night with any questions or concerns. Her bedside manner is so amazing!
1.5 years ago we welcomed Dagmara into our home and she sat down with our family to offer the best possible care and options/supplements for our sweet daughter. We have felt so confident this has helped in her in so many ways! We have seen it heal her….All of her help as helped heal her gut so she could gain weight, and helped us beware of what we can do to better as a family to THRIVE. We are all so aware of what is best for our bodies and our home to keep cancer away. And we have spread the word so more people can be aware.
With the help of Dagmara, we are helping our daughter with side effects that come from chemo…we are helping heal along the way, what a wonderful feeling! I have sent many people to Zuza’s Way and am so happy our paths crossed. We can’t thank her enough for helping us get to where we are today!