Help and Hope Happen Here

Kayla Funk will talk about her diagnosis of Neuroblastoma when she was 18, her 15 months of standard treatment, and the naturopathic doctor that put her on a totally different regiment that helped save her life.

August 05, 2021 Mark Levine Episode 85
Help and Hope Happen Here
Kayla Funk will talk about her diagnosis of Neuroblastoma when she was 18, her 15 months of standard treatment, and the naturopathic doctor that put her on a totally different regiment that helped save her life.
Show Notes

Kayla Funk was in Nairobi Kenya on a 3 month trip when she became ill and eventually had to return to her home in Birmingham, Alabama. Kayla was then diagnosed with Neuroblastoma which is a very rare Pediatric Cancer diagnosis for someone who was 18 years old at the time.

Kayla went through the standard treatment protocol which included chemotherapy and radiation. This treatment lasted 15 months and after her treatment was completed, her family was told that she only had 6 to 8 weeks to live. Upon the insistence of a family friend, Kayla went to see a Naturopathic doctor who put her on a regiment that included juices , smoothies, and different meals, which was a complete reversal of the treatment she had been on.

100 days after the 6-8 week period that she was told she had left, Kayla married her now husband Austin in Turks and Caicos. Five years removed from that experience, Kayla is now fully healthy and runs a non profit called Open Hands- Overflowing Hearts to help other pediatric cancer patients and their families.