Katie Maxwell is a dear friend of mine who founded Teal It’s Gone, a website dedicated to increasing awareness of the need for genetic testing for those who have cancer in their family. www.tealitsgone.org
Katie was diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer in 2012 and has been dealing with the side effects of her chemotherapy treatments. I sent her some Boo Boo Salve when she started chemo, and she has sworn by it ever since.
She uses it to soothe and condition her scalp, moisturize her face, minimize and treat blisters on her hands and feet and, yes, to treat the scalding that can occur from diarrhea. It is a potent, hand crafted, healing formula containing only natural ingredients and no chemical preservatives or petroleum products. Clean the skin, pat it dry and apply!
Teal It’sGone was started to create awareness of the role genetics play in the fight against cancer. If a woman knows she has the genetic risk of cancer, she has the opportunity to make decisions that may help prevent cancer. If a man knows he is a carrier of the genetic mutation that puts him at risk for certain cancers, he can start the screening process and potentially catch cancer in a curable stage. These tests, also, give couples the information they need when considering having children since they could possibly pass the mutation on to those children.
TIG’s mission is to partner with a national lab that offers genetic testing. Insurance companies rarely cover genetic screening unless a person is already sick. TIG wants to help people fight cancer in the at risk stage. Fundraising will provide the means to help at risk people get genetic testing. 10% of my profits go to TealItsGone