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Crossing Over: Join Me in a Toast to DPer, Fonta, on Her Journey Home

Old timers will remember my dear friend, fonta, but relative newbies may not be too familiar with her, since she hasn't been able to post or comment here much lately. Please click on her profile and take a moment and get to know her or get reacquainted: http://www.dailypaul.com/user/406

We can all be a part of her ultimate journey by cyber walking a little bit of the way with her, not with lamenting but, with love and joy for her “graduating”, as she calls the dying process.

In her own words to me:

“I have not written because of a very rough couple of days trying to adjust morphine and break through pain pills ...oxycodone. The doctors are trying to give me the best possible combination between Tuesday when I finish radiation and the 14th when I start or may start chemo. It is complex what I am doing and why. I was fascinated by the alternative treatments thread, but...it is way too late for me. In a way it is miraculous that I am still kicking. It [the cancer] is everywhere and very fast moving. They are trying at this point to impact not my dying, but the way I die.”

We can all walk with her by having an “impact” on her journey home. I know she will be reading our good wishes and may even comment or have a friend or family member comment to us for her. Fonta is a beautiful, deeply spiritual soul and is looking forward to being reunited with her loved ones who have journeyed before, while giving love and wisdom to her children and young grandchildren to prepare them for what is to come. I'm sure this is what fonta would want say to everyone right now:
http://youtu.be/KqcdTinjKvA

So, Ladies and Gentlemen, kindly raise your cyber glasses in a toast to fonta! May God continue to bless you on your journey and beyond, dear friend and Patriot!



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http://www.dailypaul.com/316728/attention-please-update-on-f...

The family is hurting right now. Please click on the link and leave fonta's children and grandchildren a message to let them know they are not alone in their sorrow. Thank you.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Fonta,

I raise my glass to you, may you leave in peace, and get to greet the ultimate spirit of love.

Happy Thanksgiving from Fonta

Every song, poem, prayer, expression of caring and shared personal story was so meaningful to me and contributed to the incredible transition which has taken place in me.

I would love to respond to each comment...so many were deeply from the heart and I connected to on a personal, tears in the eyes level...but don't want to artificially bump this thread although I feel strongly that it is for and about all of us ...not just me. It is about the value in community and caring,this new media information flow and the good that can come from sharing our feelings and stories and seeing our likenesses, the hope and faith in our future that grows exponentially as the best in human nature is displayed genuinely.

Most of us have been touched by cancer and other preventable dis-eases and are aware of the current state of the medical complex and its so-called research, the greed driven pharmaceuticals and agribusinesses. Together, it represents a huge battleground for liberty. Thanks to you and others, I am on the battleground now. I have a battle plan against cancer and I honestly believe I am going to win this battle

The changes that have taken place in me...body, mind and spirit (and my battle-plan is very much spirit led and people-guided. Are nothing short of astounding. On November 14 I was scheduled for a massive dose of chemo... The spirit did not have much time to change my mind; however, here I am getting ready to celebrate life with all of my family who has flown in.

I give thanks for each of you today and raise my carrot ginger juice to you in celebration of life and the sometime liberty we will, together, restore! Salud!

fonta

Whoa! What the.....really?

Is this you or something you wrote to be published at this time?

If the former, we share something in common: having been pretty sure it's over, done. Vertical dive.

Good thing I waited to sing for you. I guess.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Yes, it's fonta! The tremendous power of love and prayers!

She truly felt our outpouring of love and God heard our prayers. Fonta wrote and posted that on her own. Her journey, after we joined her on it, sent her on a path towards a miraculous recovery. The Spirit she wrote about in her comment told her to not get that last resort blast of chemo (which would have allowed her to have "one last Thanksgiving" with her family), so the doctors sent her home and told her she had 2 weeks left to live. But, thanks to a few DPers who contacted her personally, she chose to try a modified Gerson's diet which was tailored specifically for her. It's working!!!! She had a wonderful, fun filled, Thanksgiving with her family and is getting ready to enjoy Christmas and many more years with them, too!

A big thank you to God and to everyone here for caring! Fonta still has a long way to go but, amazingly, she is getting stronger and healthier every day. It is nothing short of a miracle!

Sing out, Smudge Pot!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I'm glad to hear she is doing better ~ :-)

I hope the modified gerson diet includes the coffee enema. It will help to quickly cleanse toxins from the liver so it doesn't get overtaxed and clogged with poisons and debri. It's a vital component to the therapy and is especially important for people who have had chemo. When a person juices, the fat cells release these chemo residues into the bloodstream so there has to be a way to quickly convey these poisons out of the body so they don't damage organs like the liver, heart, etc. (The liver filters the blood and the CE detoxifies the liver.) If I remember correctly, in the Gerson therapy, they take coffee enemas at least two times per day, sometimes more in the initial stages. I'm just going from memory. The gerson materials explain it better. At the very least have the equipment and the right coffee on hand in case of emergencies.

I'm not an expert. Just recounting a few things I've read.

Yes, that is a part of her prescribed routine.

Your post helped her and her family get better informed and find the right kind of help she desperately needed outside of the medical/big pharma racket. God bless you, stillwater, for your love and concern in posting all the research you've done and continue to do. You are of tremendous help to all of us and you'll never know how many people you reached and saved.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Welcome back to the fight, dear friend and patriot!

May our prayers and good wishes continue with you on your incredible journey back to us!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Dear Fonta

Though we have never met and perhaps there are times amidst distress when those of us remaining earth-bound wish we could join the light also, but I wish you the world of love on your journey forward as we continue to do our best for the ages.

Sincerely,
MG

Fonta's Message to Us, as sent to me in emails this afternoon:

For Whom the Bell Tolls
...it tolls for thee.

(The last extraordinary three days...insights gleaned, love and appreciation felt, people touched, reasons to celebrate!)

First, a heartfelt thank you to a few moderators who got past the confusion of freedom of speech and right and wrong and immediately made a few alterations in this thread which enabled me to send it to family and friends. Many of these people never would have been introduced to the DP and yet, their introduction was to the very best of the DP... its heart. The repercussions of this one gesture of compassion are widespread. None of us will ever know all of the people who received your messages and the impact it had on them but, one of them, my grown daughter, called me crying after reading your messages and said to me, “Mama, you are so loved!” There is no way I can express what your messages meant to me or to her.

On Monday, I went in for a contrastive MRI scanning for brain cancer. What I had been told (or led to believe) was that CT scans and a PET scan indicated that I had brain cancer (metastasized from the lung cancer) and the reason for the MRI was to learn just how extensive it was. Paralysis, early dementia, short and long term memory loss were thrown out to me as potential catastrophes to be averted. My worst fear at that point was that I might not be given the opportunity to die with dignity and grace... that I would not die as “me.” I then took all the good from this thread and tried to eliminate a few posts from my mind, still wishing I could send it to family.

I got a miracle! It was the first of several miracles, when the thread was edited keeping that which was full of beauty, truth and goodness. Retaining not only the sincere expressions of compassion, but also many indications of just how many of us have faced the death of a loved one, confusion over treatments and the things doctors say as they “practice” their art, not science. Taking all that with me, I had the MRI and prayed for strength to handle the outcome.

After some comments were deleted, this thread was sent to many people. I was propelled into a different state of mind and arrived at the doctor’s office the next day on the wings of angels. It was the day of my tenth and last day of radiation on the femur (that pain is now gone) and the day I would learn how far the brain cancer had progressed. I was greeted at the check-in desk with, “The doctor does not need to meet with you. The MRI came back completely normal. You do not have brain cancer.” This was the LAST thing I expected to hear, my friends.

Then, after the last treatment, the nurses and technicians who have been with me throughout all of these treatments asked me if I wanted to “ring the bell” celebrating my last treatment and the clear MRI. When I asked, “What bell?” they replied, “Why the bell on the wall that you have walked right by every day as you came in for treatments.” I never saw a bell, but sure enough it was right there on the wall. It looked like a Liberty Bell mounted on the wall with a draw string to toll and a plaque that said “Celebrate.” Yes, I rang it and the nurses and technicians all clapped. I felt pure joy! I celebrated life for that moment and raised my cyber glass in a toast with all of you on the DP who wrote to me... all who are also going through similar situations (including Michael and his sister-in-law), the families drawn into the reality of this part of life, and yes, that part of the medical community who try their best to, if not heal, reduce pain and suffering.

I traveled back home in a state of euphoria and read even more wonderful messages posted here before being thrown into one of those magical mystery tours that many of us on the DP live for. They are so exciting and often result in knowledge we might not otherwise have ever had. Yes, after contemplating the possible power of prayer of multiple hearts uniting in all their diversity because they effect change on another dimension... after all that, I was all over the internet driven by “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” I had blanked on who wrote it and why...how it began and how it ended. About that time my daughter, who will be coming here on the 13th, asked if she could bring “the bell”. I had also blanked on a little bell shaped like an angel that sat on my mother’s bed stand while I was her caregiver when she was dying of cancer. She would ring it when the pain became too great and I was able to give her medication to reduce the pain. You see, my little girl who cannot leave her family and be here every moment, wanted to be part of that mother/daughter cycle. She wanted me to ring that bell and for her to be able, if only for a short period of time, to take the pain away. I said, "Sure, bring the bell."

Then, I moved on to the internet. Of course, John Donne wrote it and began with “no man is an island.” (My recollection may be incorrect; however, I seem to remember Michael once quoting Donne in a post.) Donne ended with...”For whom does the bell toll? ...it tolls for thee." I say that to every one of you. I rang the bell for a lot of reasons but, perhaps most importantly, for mankind. For that which makes us unique... for what makes us human. For the reason that it is all going to be alright.

It is my will that God’s will be done... that my children, grandchildren and friends get some wisdom from this journey with me, and that if there is any possibility that I could deliver even one message to another... if I could serve and be used in that manner, I would be honored and would have no need to know to whom what messages were delivered.

I hope to respond briefly to many of the personal posts and then this thread can go into the archives. There is very important information being communicated on this site. There is a lot of support in many areas as we reach to understand just why many of us are so touched by those bubbles of unity in diversity that continuously surface. Today I am impressed by the bedrock from which many of our thoughts, research, and sharing come. We reach for a perfect system of governance, clarification of our history, getting past the anger and on toward correction. We do that not because we want to be right or from self-concern. We do that because there is always hope... because there is power in unity... because we care about each other... we care about human suffering all over the world... because we care about our great grandchildren. That bedrock is the very heart and soul of the DP. It is why it is so special. And, that is why along with John Donne, I say, "For whom does the bell toll? It tolls for thee. "

fonta

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

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Nonna

Thank you for sharing this. As I mentioned, this thread had me at a loss for words (which is rare..;) I think bigmikedude put it best below.
Fonta, if you are reading this, know that even though you and I haven't communicated a lot, I was still floored by your story and wanted to do whatever I could to help.
My "hope" is that you DO return "home," and enjoy more time with your loved ones.
You have my contact info if I can be of any further assistance.

Thank You So Much Jefferson

My daughter was getting in touch with the link you sent. I will be calling you tomorrow evening. I have also read all of Stillwater's info...a lot of research went into that and I hope it stays accessible of the DP for a long time. Later

fonta

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Looking

forward to hearing from you. I'm SO glad you got some good news!

Rest easy, there are answers and support out there. And even though stillwater's compilation is an extremely valuable piece of research (over 400 hours) it can be a bit overwhelming.
There are some basic and relatively inexpensive things you can do to improve your situation. I'll give more details when we talk.

I'll be available in the afternoon and early evening tomorrow, so call when you like.

PS, there's no need to thank me. I'm just trying to pay forward what has been shown to me during some very trying times throughout my life. My reward would be seeing you have tremendous results with this, and spend many MORE holidays with your loved ones.

This is such good news! (HALLELUYAH!)

Hope you all can pardon the 'shout out', this is awesome in every sense of the word.

"It is my will that God’s will be done... that my children, grandchildren and friends get some wisdom from this journey with me, and that if there is any possibility that I could deliver even one message to another... if I could serve and be used in that manner, I would be honored and would have no need to know to whom what messages were delivered."~~ Fonta

This is about as much like Jesus as one can be on this side. I am humbled to be gifted with posting on such a thread.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

My father died this year

In his six months of dying I and my siblings saw first hand his extraordinary example of nobility, generosity, wisdom and selflessness. It took all of our breath away as we watched him comforting US and showing us how to make the journey in grace, peace and joy.

These times can bring such growth of spirit and character to others, and it sounds like our dear Fonta has the idea well in hand. She will be remembered by those who love her as making a significant difference in their lives, and for showing them the way to view this journey we call "life".

The best is yet to come, Fonta. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

days now and nothing like the "right words" come.

And I'm supposed to be good at stuff like this. Guess I'm having trouble.

I'd ask you to stay for I have lost much and fear losing more. But I can't do that for various reasons.

I hope to see you soon.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

This is the second friend to be dying of cancer here on DP.

What can you say or offer at a time like this? I can only tell you of what I've found--It's all I have.

http://nogreaterjoy.org/audio/getting-to-heaven/?utm_source=...

May God Bless you and lead you into all truth. Love.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

Fonta, Glad voices will be saying "Here She Comes !!"

"Parable of Immortality"

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says,
" There she goes! "
Gone where?
Gone from my sight . . . that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment
when someone at my side says,
" There she goes! "
there are other eyes watching her coming . . .
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . .
" Here she comes! "

Laurelai

Fonta, Sending the Light

of healing comfort and love for you. May your journey be lit by thousands of loving flames. Never underestimate the power of love.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E23tEi1T18I&feature=related

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

OMG! That was PERFECT!

Welcome back, Liberty_Belle! You've captured the intent of this post with that song. So much love pouring out, with tremendous power! Thank You!!!!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Missed you

I hope you have been well my friend. I very much miss our email friendship.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Hey there LB

Glad to see you pop your head up.
Sure have missed you around here.

If you're like me you've kind of taken a break from the bad news and are concentrating on finding your own freedom of soul.
Take care

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

Toasting to Fonta

Raised glass of chardonnay: crisp, clear, and clean. As I hope her journey will be. Here is one of my favorite songs about the journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9TmJBBKYmU

Long Journey by Robert Plant and Allison Krauss. My heart breaks as you take your long journey.

I love you.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

I appreciate the concept of "graduating" and the tie to

dying: my dad actually liked some of the same music my brother and I do, and all I could think of the day of his funeral was a song we three liked called
Graduating Class by Stephen Crumbacher

the lyrics and a link to an interview with one of the band members follows:

http://frntlnrcrds.tumblr.com/post/46787801963/thoughts-from...

I sincerely hope Fonta can stay with us a while longer, but if she is ready to graduate, she "Is moving on to better things by far."

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Wow! What a great link!

Thank you, Libera_me, for sharing that with us! Wow!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Fonta has been deeply touched by the love she feels

coming from us. I spoke with her this afternoon. She is in good spirits and after getting some rest, fonta will be composing a message for everyone here. Please be patient and give her a bit of time. Good news is coming!

Thank you so very, very much for the positive thoughts and prayers you've sent out to her and, I'm sure, you will continue to send to her in the coming days. It's what DPers do best! Love you guys!!!!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

May you be ready

when the time comes to make your transition. May you find comfort and joy that has been unattainable on earth. May you discover and understand things that you could not while you were in this turbulent existence. I think you will see clearly why we had to spend our time here, before we are able to be part of something much better. I don't know you, but i appreciate what you have done for your fellow person. Your time is coming for the ultimate and wonderful experience that a great person is rewarded when they try to make the world a better place.

God Bless you and thank you,
Victor

I hope i get to meet you some day

Agenda 21, PNAC, CODEX ALIMENTARIUS and UN biodiversity study. Help me understand why I shouldn't think there is a big agenda against the wishes of the masses.

My family is quite

cancer prone. Most of my immediate family has died of one form of cancer or the other. I always marveled at how accepting and brave they were when they had to face the unknown head on.

Fonta, I know you are probably scared but you sound like a very brave woman to me. We are all on this planet for no more than an instant in the scheme of things. God loves all of us, and we can depend on his promise that he will never give us a situation we cannot handle.

Keep this in mind: The brave example you set gives all of us hope, in an era when it seems there is a lot to fear about the future. You are an inspiration to each and every one of us.

Goodbye to a friend I've never met.

Rest easy, we'll take it from here.