Mona to Ryan White on July 21, 1986

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Dear Ryan-

I read an article about you in a magazine & thought I might share some info w/you.

Our children were diagnosed as having deteriorating immune systems three years ago. The doctors from [ ] Texas told me there was nothing to be done for them.

A dear friend of mine helped me ot know & search for an answer. I begam working w/their diet & vitamin supplimentations. (See attached testimonies)

I know this may sound strange to you but I truly care to see you build your [strikethrough] immune system. It can be done cause I've done so w/my children.

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If you are interested please call -- [redacted] or write [redacted]

You know the way I see it is when your back is up against the wall-what can it hurt to try something else?

I pray you really would listen & learn from these books. You are not the first aids patient I have written to about this - I've not had any response from the others but I know if I keep trying someone out there can be helped.

I have a cousin that died from this but he waited too late during his sickness to turn to nutrition and vitamins.

Friends in Christ, [redacted]

P.S. Carrot juice is excellent to fight infections Enchinecia herbal extract is also a great immune stimulator.

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July 21, 1986

Dear Veteran and family,

My name is [redacted] and I am the wife of a Vietnam Veteran, [redacted]. We are the parents of three children, [redacted] (age 5), [redacted] and [redacted] (age 3).

Almost two consecutive years of our lives have been spent in and out of the VA Medical Hospitals. [redacted] has been suicidal. His entire nervous system was a wreck. They diagnosed "PTSD" with a 10% disability.

All three of our children have had upper respiratory in fections throughout their lives. We were seeing the doctors in [redacted] at least every 2 to 3 weeks for the sickenss. Each time they were treated with an antibiotic. The doctor encouraged me that this was nothing to be alarmed about, that they were perfectly normal, healthy children and that I was an overprotective mother.

Since our five year old daughter has been old enough to scratch herself she has had skin lesions. Sores constantly covering her legs, arms, and a few on her precious face. Local doctors told me that they were insect bites, sensitive skin, or impetigo; never confirming the exact cause. She and our oldest twin boy have suffered with mild seizures caused from a high fever of unknown origin. The younger twin boy was hospitalized at five months old for what they thought was miningitis but upon receiving the doctor's report it indicated a "virus of unknown origin."

The twin boys sores have gotten so bad they looked as if it penetrated to the bone. They have all been very hyperactive and restless at night.

During [redacted] stay at the VA hospital, I brought our chidlren to the "[redacted] Children's Hospital" located in [redacted] They gave them a complete examination. They diagnosed the children as having a low immune system and no ability to fight infections. The doctor informed me that it was very rare for children of this age to be diagnosed as such. She also warned me that if they were to take pneumonia that they would probably die due to the fact that their immune system was so low that they could not fight it. They were also becoming immuned to the antibiotics.

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As for the sores they termed them as "superficial". They also told me that there was nothing that could be done to build the immune system or prevent the sores. They re scheduled a check-up appointment in six months.

Later another doctor examined them and he diagnosed them as having a sluggish liver. Also I have had the opportunity to meet a world known toxicologist and discuss the problems we have had with him. He advised me to cleanse the liver. He too agreed that it was a sluggish liver. He claims he has studied the effects of the Agent Orange chemical and to his knowledge the areas most damaged are the liver, central nervous system, and skin lesions.

As a concerned parent and especially a mother I did not accept the fact that we could not overcome this problem. I began searching and praying for an answer. God put a lady in my path that shared some of her knowledge with me. She has studied nutrition and vitamin supplementation for years.

We put our children on a special diet which simply began by using whole wheat flour instead of while flour, brown rice instead of white rice, honey instead of white sugar, and de creased their intake of red meats. I switched them from the prescribed vitamins to an all natural vitamin. We began buying our foods through a "Food Co-op" which sells foods with no preservatives, chemicals, additives, sugar, etc. Within seven days I began to se a change in their eating habits, sleeping patterns, hair texture, energy level, etc. After a couple of months I began to notice the decrease in upper respiratory infections. The sores began to disappear. When [redacted] came home for a short stay from the VA Medical Hospital in [redacted], I tried the diet on him. There was tremendous improvements with [redacted] and his problems. He returned to the VA Medical Hospital for only a short period and they released him. The psychiatrist told me her "gut level feeling about [redacted] was not a matter of 'if' he would commit suicide but 'when' he would commit suicide". She advised me to watch him carefully. So upon his release I began working with him through nutrition and natural vitamin supplementation. There has been continual improvement in [redacted] and the children. It has been almost two years since we have seen a doctor for any reason; except the fact that our little girl swallowed a vitamin and it lodged in her esphogus and they had to remove it.

It has not been two years of disease free living but I have treated them at home with lots of vitamin C, B-complexs, garlic and onion, etc. The most important thing I have learned is that we must learn to read labels on our foods and vitamins, and avoid those products which contain preservatives, additives, chemicals, white sugars, etc.

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Most people are unaware of natural foods and they are usually driven away because of the high cost. There is a considerable difference in prices from most "Health Food Stores" compared to most "General Grocery Stores". However, the difference in prices from the "Food Co-op" compared to the "General Grocery Store" are minimal. If you need assistance in locating a co-op in your area I can help you.

I am enclosing some information for you and your family. I pray that you soak it all up like a sponge and begin to use it in your lives; then help me to begin to share it with others. I am not a doctor, but I know through experience it helped more than what the licensed doctors were doing for us.

I believe the scripture from the Bible (Hosea 4:6) "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" is truth. I know we have been deceived especially in the area of our foods. They have been chemically fertilized, sprayed with insecticides, harvested too early, waxed or polished, over-heated through processing, and then canned in aluminum containers and pu on shelves for long periods of time. These procedures virtually rob the nutrients from the foods that are necessary for our bodies health.

When I see headlines of an "Agent Orange' issue, I truly see beyond the law suit for the money compensations, although I do believe the money compensations should be granted, I have a stronger conviction from the Lord to help reach out and share my testimony with others. There is still a war going on inside many Vietnam Veterans lives. I believe there can and will be a day of victory for the Veterans of the Vietnam War. It will happen when our U.S. Government admitts to the damages caused by the Agent Orange chemical and then begins to practice nutrition and educate these victims about better health through natural healing.

The way I see it is the U.S. Government will get around to it sooner or later. In the meantime the healing process can begin with the individual at home.

I pray that you will join hands with me to help reach out to the VVA Chapters to share with them some words of wisdom and knowledge so we can get to the root of the problems before it is too late.

Bangert quoted in the "Veteran" article "Seeing Red" that 80% of lymphomas can be cured if detected soon enough. It is true. Please help me to reach out to the other Veterans and their families to shed some LIGHT on this issue.

There is much desired to be shared with you and others; if you are interested please feel free to call me collect.

Because I love Vietnam Veterans, [redacted] [redacted]

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