Little Allen’s youngest daughter, Elana, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Please consider donating to this fund in an effort to offset the tremendous expenses that they will be faced with. All of your support is appreciated more than you know.
Just 1 day after my daughter celebrated her 1st wedding Anniversary, Elana began experiencing tremendous pain in her lower back, leg and foot. Thinking it was nothing, Elana continued to live her life and fought through the pain. When the pain became unbearable again, she went to the doctor to get scans for what we thought might be a herniated disc.
What we found was 7 abnormalities and lesions in her femur and pelvic area. After numerous tests, scans and biopsies, the lives of my newly wedded daughter and her husband Jason were turned upside down when her oncologist determined she had aggressive metastasized stage 4 cancer. The problem is that there is no clear diagnosis on what type of cancer it is. This happens in 1% of cases each year, and has made determining what treatment is necessary very difficult.
It’s been 2 1/2 years since Elana’s diagnosis. Since her diagnosis, she has been through over 12+ chemotherapy treatments and over 80 radiation treatments. She’s lost tremendous amounts of weight, lost her hair 2 times, slowly losing her ability to walk, and experiences tremendous pain, upon a myriad of other side effects of treatment.
Her courage and refusal to give up on her battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma, has led us to a point where we need partake in a clinical trial at Mass General Hospital in Boston.
Every three weeks, she will need to make the long trip from Florida to Boston for 7 straight days of treatment and chemotherapy, and then return home for two weeks.
It’s important that we keep Elana as close to Mass General Hospital as possible to avoid long travel times and make sure she has the quick access of the hospital in the case she experiences adverse effects from the treatment.
With that comes a large list of expenses, some of which are reimbursed for participating in the trial, but many of them including food, travel and lodging are not covered fully. We’re hoping this fundraising campaign will help lighten the financial burden of this experimental treatmemt that could and will help save my Daughter’s life.
I really appreciate you taking the time out to hear our story and possibly donating to our cause, thanks in advance for your support!
“Elana, the youngest of my 4 daughters at 31, is a fighter, super positive, optimistic and handling all of this like a champion. She is truly an amazing human being.”
The x-rated website’s statisticians looked into the traffic on the site while GoT aired in the United States
PornHub’s website traffic dropped by 4.5 per cent in the United States during the Game of Thrones season seven premier.
The site’s statisticians looked at the traffic across the US and found it was down by 4.5 per cent during the airing compared to an average Sunday evening.
The x-rated site said: ‘That’s a considerable change in visitors as Sunday night is one of the most popular times for people to visit PornHub.’
However, it is not the largest drop the website has seen from a US audience during a GoT episode airing, as when episode 10 of season six aired, traffic was down by 5.2 per cent.
Find out why orgasms are so good for you!
Self-pleasure is rarely talked about, and female masturbation especially still makes people oddly uncomfortable. About 92 percent of women say they masturbate, so why aren’t we talking about it?
Solo sex can not only boost your emotional well-being and your sex life, but it can also improve your health. So read on to learn some of the incredible health benefits of masturbation and why you should be doing a lot more if it.
1. It improves the quality of your sleep.
No more counting sheep. Masturbation is actually a natural snooze sedative. Better (and way more exciting) than the rainforest sleep sounds on your iPod, self-pleasure produces endorphins — the essential chemicals that help ease pain, stress, relax and help you catch up on those zzz’s.
2. It strengthens your muscles.
Ready for a workout? Masturbation tones pelvic and anal muscles. Not only does having a stronger pelvic floor lead to better sex, it can also reduce a woman’s chance of involuntary urine leakage, according to Planned Parenthood. Who knew?
3. It’s a great menstruation cramp reliever.
Midol and heating pads, step aside. Self-pleasure can actually relieve a lot of the pain you feel during your period. Premenstrual irritability, cramps and those painful backaches you get during your period can all be eased by masturbation. How? It increases blood flow to the pelvic region. Why didn’t we know about these health benefits of masturbation sooner?
4. It alleviated urinary tract infections.
Prone to UTIs? Masturbating not only helps relieve discomfort, it also can flush out old bacteria from the cervix. Another excuse to hop into bed.
5. It lowers your risk of Type 2 Diabetes
As if you even needed another reason orgasm, women who experience more big Os were shown to have a greater resistance to type 2 diabetes. One way to ensure more climaxes? Self-pleasuring!
Like most women on the planet, I can distinctly remember when my breasts started developing as a teen. It can be an incredibly awkward experience as we try to navigate the needs of the new additions on top of all the hormones and emotions raging. But over time, we eventually figure out the best way to deal with the extra baggage on our chests.
Or at least, we think we do. It turns out that most of us ladies are completely wrong or simply in the dark when it comes to what we put our boobs through. At best, so many of us are enduring far more discomfort than necessary that could be easily avoided — at worst, we’re putting our health in serious danger by not paying close enough attention to their needs.
I know I’m guilty of a few of the mistakes below, but I’m so glad I know the facts now.
Did we miss any little known bad habits that affect our breasts? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE with your loved ones!
1. Wear The Wrong Size Bra
2. Pluck Stray Hairs
3. Pinch Too Tight
Women who have regular sex live longer, a study suggests. Scientists have uncovered the first biological evidence that frequent bedroom activity boosts lifespan by protecting our DNA. But the quality of a woman’s relationship has little impact on aging.
Researchers quizzed 129 women between 20 and 50 about their love lives. They then carried out blood tests to determine their long-term health prospects.
The study focused on telomeres — protective caps on the ends of DNA — that predict a person’s biological age. Thought of as tiny internal clocks, they shorten with time and eventually become so small that cells die. Experts found women who had regular sex had significantly longer telomeres — boosting their overall life expectancy.
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, said: “This is an important finding.”
“It provides new evidence that sexual intimacy within long-term relationships has health-enhancing benefits.’’
Previous research has shown happy relationships improve well-being, with one theory being that couples benefit from mutual support.
In the new study, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, researchers looked for biological evidence of health effects for the first time. Women in long-term relationships kept daily diaries for a week, including information on whether they had sex with their partner the previous night. Researchers also collected data on their relationship satisfaction. They then carried out blood tests and measured the length of participants’ telomeres.
Like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces that stop them fraying, the caps stop DNA being damaged. Shorter telomeres have been associated with aging, disease and a higher risk of death. The researchers found women who had sex during the course of the week-long study had telomeres that were up to 30 percent longer. But relationship quality had no effect on them.
Scientists did not study men, but believe an active love life would also add years to their lives.
Just how sex could have such an effect is unclear. One possibility is that it reduces stress, which has previously been linked to shorter telomeres. It may also boost the immune system, increasing the production of natural killer cells that fight disease.
Another theory is that it triggers the release of oxytocin — the so-called cuddle hormone — which has been linked to better health. Researcher Dr. Aric Prather of the University of California, San Francisco, said: “The comparison was between women who had sexual intimacy in the previous week and those who had not.”
“It is possible the greater the frequency of sexual intimacy, the stronger the effect, and we plan to investigate that at a later date.”
“Telomere length is linked to longevity, and if our results hold up in future studies, it may be that regular sexual intimacy can lead to a longer life.”
“We don’t know whether the same finding would be seen in men. It may apply to men — there is no obvious reason why it should not.”