Angel Lucy Wellness Project
Celebrating a decade of community service.
Personal message from Mario Santos...
I am not a medical doctor or in any way associated with the medical field. My professional background is in electronics. As a small business owner, my company repairs electronic machinery and develops customized training programs to meet the specific needs of individuals and organizations involved in the many sectors related to or depending on the electronics industry.
Researching, evaluating and compiling highly technical information and then presenting it in a simple format that is easily and quickly understood is what I do for a living. So, when my wife was diagnosed with cancer, finding out everything I could about this disease and its possible forms of treatment was a very natural thing for me to do.
Like many of us, I knew nothing about cancer. Knowing what I know now, in retrospect, although I think Lucyís oncologist and his medical staff genuinely cared for her on a personal level, as medical professionals, to no fault of theirs, really, I believe that the approach they adopted to treat her was, and will continue to be, an abysmal failure.
Since Lucy was first diagnosed, I have spent thousands of hours reading books, newspapers and medical articles, watching documentary films, speaking with cancer patients and survivors, and searching the Internet for credible information. Iím fluent in four languages and Iíve often used my linguistic abilities to get information from sources outside the U.S.
Knowing what I know today, when it comes to cancer, I realize that there is much more to the story than we are being told here in the U.S. What I believe to be more truthful than the ďofficial storyĒ, based on my personal experience and search for answers, is that there is a cancer industry in the U.S. that has absolutely no interest or financial incentive in incorporating non-conventional/non-toxic protocols into currently accepted treatment options. And I even pointed this out to Lucyís oncologist on several occasions, during our more ďspiritedĒ conversations!
There is no money to be made in offering a cure!!! The money is in offering a treatment while promising to continue looking for a cure! How sad... Isnít it reasonable to think that other nations also have intelligent, dedicated, responsible and credible researchers and medical professionals working on cancer treatments that permanently and safely eradicate the disease from a patientís body? Isnít it also reasonable to conclude that if such treatment options have produced successful results on the cancer patients of those nations, that those same treatments would work equally well on people living here in the U.S.?
By creating the Angel Lucy Wellness Project, my objective is neither to convert you nor to persuade you to follow either a conventional treatment or an alternative treatment. That is a decision that you must make for yourself. My objective is simply to show you that there are many options available. You can evaluate the options for yourself. Take an active role in your treatment-related decisions!!! Donít be afraid to do the necessary research and to ask the tough questions! Donít be intimidated by medical professionals using fancy words or pressure tactics! They did so, on more than one occasion, to Lucy and me. Get multiple opinions and consider them all. But remember, at the end of the day, it is you or a loved one that must endure the treatment, not the doctor. So choose WHAT YOU THINK IS BEST FOR YOU, based on your personal philosophy of life and your cultural and religious beliefs.
The news I received on the afternoon of January 11, 2002 cracked my heart. The situation I faced on the morning of October 8, 2005, broke it forever. On that rainy morning, on the eve of my birthday, Lucy passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by love. I firmly believe that, had I known then what I know now, Lucy would be alive and well. I had a very special relationship with my wife. The kind of relationship romance novelists write about and blockbuster love-story movies are made of. I would have loved to spend the rest of my life with Lucy. More often than not, those short 10 years felt like an ongoing honeymoon that was gradually developing into the solid foundation of this strong and everlasting bond we call marriage.
After watching what happened to Lucy, it is unacceptable for me to simply sit back and let thousands of people each year endure that same torture and have their lives cut short. I have always believed that instead of counting years, a personís life should be measured in the number of actions taken that had a positive effect on the life of another human being. When observed in that manner, Lucy lived a very long, very happy, and very productive life. Too many people spend a lifetime looking for true love and never seem to find it. I did! I have no doubts that the true essence of a person is eternal. The love we shared in this temporary life will be the force that will reunite us for all eternity in the next. Sharing this experience with my wife has given me one more reason to do what Iíve always enjoyed doing and felt was my purpose in this life---helping others. Helping cancer patients and their families has become a major objective of my life.
If the knowledge that I have acquired can somehow ease the suffering, extend the life, or at least improve the quality of life of a cancer patient, then this nightmarish and painful experience will not have been in vain. Shortly after Lucy passed away, I established the Angel Lucy Wellness Project in her honor and memory. Since October 2006, when I organized the first event, to date, it has been my privilege to have been able to, in some way, touch the lives of about 3000 people of all ages, races, and religions. And I intend to help many more in any way that I can. When I canít help them myself, I refer them to the person(s) and/or organization(s) most capable of providing the assistance they need.
I hope that the information on this website helps you prevent cancer. I hope it helps you make the best possible decision regarding your treatment options, if you have been diagnosed with cancer. And I hope to meet you in person some day and hear it from you how this project has positively impacted your own life or that of a loved one.
If you are healthy, I wish you continued health, love and happiness. And if you are at war with cancer, I wish you courage, strength and a full and lasting remission. I have no doubts that my Angel is now yours as well, and that, as she did in this life for so many, she is doing what she can to help us all from Heaven.