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Please help Cathy with her medical expenses as she works to recover from cancer.

Cathy “Bink” McGuinness is one of those rare people who shine a light in this world. She is generous and full of love; she is kind and open. She gives first and asks questions later, always eager to help and support others in whatever way she can. We are inspired by her spirit, and have come together as a family to ask for help… for Cathy in her hour of need.

In 2005, Cathy was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer. She received chemotherapy and for five years remained cancer free. Then, in 2010, just a few days after her 44th birthday, she was diagnosed with colon cancer.

After visiting with a number of specialists, Cathy launched headlong into a regimen of holistic therapies, including acupuncture, Qi Gong, an organic vegan diet, use of supplements, nutritional aids and herbal remedies, and physical exercise. Additionally, she implemented prayer, meditation, and visualization. Last fall, she augmented this program with medical treatment. Over the winter a “port” was surgically implanted in Cathy’s chest and she began a protocol of low-dose targeted chemotherapy, injections of interleukins and alkalizing agents, and megadoses of Vitamin C, B Complex and trace minerals and elements.

Thankfully, almost two years after her original diagnosis, there has been no tumor growth or metastasis! But while the cancer hasn’t spread, it isn’t gone either. Cathy’s fight continues. And as she works to overcome the cancer in her body, she is saddled with very steep medical bills and the high cost of ongoing treatment. Our goal is to relieve some of the financial pressure she is under, so that she can focus on what’s most important… getting well.

We want Cathy to recover and be able to pursue life to the fullest. We are asking for your prayers and support to help make this possible.

You can contribute by following the link below, or if you prefer to donate by mail, please do so in Cathy’s name and send to: Bill McGuinness, 17 Knollcrest Court, Normal, IL 61761, memo to say “Cathy’s Recovery”. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a family representative, please feel free to contact Bill at (309) 825-2821 or

With love and gratitude,

Bill, Patti (Pep) and Cathy (senior)
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