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The winner of the Raw Retreat Free Pass Giveaway!


April 30, 2013

First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest. Your responses were incredibly motivating, heart warming and inspirational. This, was the first time I’ve done something like this and, I was unsure how it was going to go. Thanks to everyone who sent their personal story in; you made this contest a great success! I truly appreciate your time and sincerity. Choosing a winner was not easy. Every one of you had your own, unique reason for participating in the Raw Retreat. I believe that all of your concerns, questions and curiosities will be acknowledge and answered during the Retreat. The winner of the Raw Retreat Free Pass Giveaway, is Tammy Curtin-Sikon. Her story deeply spoke to me. As a mother of 2 beautiful babies, experiencing life with them has been the greatest thing to happen to me. I love being a Mother with all my heart, and I believe she should experience the same. Once again I can not thank everyone enough for participating. This is a great success, and look out for more contests like this in the future! Below is Tammy’s story. Please take a minute and read it. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Retreat! -Marisa

 

How will participating in the Raw Retreat, benefit your health and Impact you life?

"Not only do I want to do this retreat for me but I want to do this for my husband and hopefully soon to be family.  I am overcoming some huge health issues and my husband’s health is deteriorating.  We both have agreed to be healthier all around but don’t know where to start or what to do. One on my main goals in life is to have a family.  I was a fairly healthy person and I worked out ALL the time.  But for over 7 years I have been trying to discover what was wrong with me.  I had many symptoms that stopped me from becoming a mother the main issues we were trying to solve was my high blood pressure.  My blood pressure was so high I was on 2 different medications and one I had to take 3 times a days.  My blood pressure was still high on both medications.  All the blood work I was doing came back normal the only problem my doctor said was my weight.  So I did every diet my doctor told me to do for 7 years, and I increased my workouts.  I was eating what I thought was healthy and working out 7 days and week some times twice a day.  I was so frustrated because my weight stayed the same.  For 7 years I was doing blood test after blood test and nothing.  Then one day we discovered my cortisal was high, this lead me to a new doctor and more tests and finally they discovered I have a rare horrible disease called Cushing’s disease.  Cushing’s Disease was caused by a large tumor on my pituitary and I had surgery to remove the tumor on September 28, 2012.  I have about a year and a half left until I am what they call “ Normal” but I am feeling so much better.  I still have rough days but I am thankful for every day I have, and I have been told several times that my positive attitude helps me to recover faster than most.  I believe beyond a doubt that this tumor was caused by the environment.  I now want to take control of my life and health and live a healthy and raw lifestyle, however I don’t know how to start or do this.  I started off slow and attended one of your seminars on what Raw is and I bought a Vitamix and I have been making green smoothies and making more raw choices, I now want to take it to the next level. Not only am I looking at my health but I am looking at my husbands who is the biggest junk food junky ever.  He has finally agreed to try a raw lifestyle and I am excited.  But I know I only have one shot to turn him Raw, so this retreat will not only help me but my husband. I want to thank you for reading my story and I only gave you a small look into why attending the retreat will help me and my family.  I have more to share but I wanted to keep this brief for I know you are probably reading many emails.  If you would like more information I would be more than happy to share just let me know. Oh and by the way when I was diagnosed with Cushing Disease I was told that I would probably not be able to have children, this was devastating to us, but at my last appointment because I am improving so much the doctors are confident that I could possibly have a child but that I will have to be very diligent to live a healthy lifestyle.  So that is also a huge motivation for us as well. Again, thank you for your time and if you need any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me." Tammy Curtin-Sikon

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