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So please help Donate money to help in the research. Even the littlest donation counts. Thank You.

I recently lost my fiancée, Shane, to cancer after a long battle. It has been trying on those who were close to him. It has also been a very fulfilling event, due in part to MDMA sessions we went through to seek to accept his death and relieve the emotional pain and hardships we encountered as the result of his terminal illness. While we had only three sessions with MDMA, they were life-changing. Our story has been published for all to read in the MAPS Bulletin since the first experience three years ago.

TAKING MDMA TOGETHER was the best decision we could have ever made in regards to the cancer. We discussed this many times before his death last week. Shane's very long obituary concluded with a request at the end; in his memory, in lieu of flowers, we asked that people support the MDMA research going on for people facing cancer. Unfortunately, not many people knew of what we had done to be able to deal with his cancer in such a positive way, nor had they ever heard of MDMA. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful friend who designed pamphlets to distribute at the service that outlined the research and why we both support it so strongly. Through this, over 100 people were made aware of the research, the need for research and how it helped us in less than a one hour time span. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, people who had never even heard that marijuana could aid a cancer patient... all were made aware of crucial MDMA research going on to help others.

There is such a need for recognition of this wonderful research and its potential to change the lives of those facing terminal illness. The spectacular people fighting the cause need the help of all of us out there to bring it to a positive light. Among people who read Shane's obituary, some have sent checks who had no clue what we were asking, but donated out of respect, others donated out of love, while others donated out of genuine care for the program and the help it could bring. There are enough of us out there that can help bring awareness. Nobody knows if someday they could be facing all that we did. Hopefully they never will, but in the event they do, it should be feasible that they have this readily available to them, unlike how we had to "break the law" to help our anguish.

I plead to you now. Please, bring light to the research going on in a positive way. Make others aware of the importance of helping terminal patients and their loved ones with acceptance and love... despite what they are facing. Please help fight for the rights of those who are scared and hurting. If you lose a loved one, or someone whom maybe you didn't even know personally... instead of flowers make a donation in their name - out of love for them and love for your own life and that of your loved ones - to a program that helps cure the pain.

Please, don't let Shane's death go in vain. We benefited so much from this, you may have a day when you need this also.

Thank you and warm hugs to all.
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