Katie Haun is determined to finish her 35th Mini-Marathon, even if she needs to use her cane.
The longtime Zionsville resident plans to walk, with help of her cane, in the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon May 4 in Indianapolis.
Haun originally thought last year was her 35th, but was reminded later she missed one because of her nephew’s wedding.
She missed in 1996 because of breast cancer surgery. She had run in the Mini previously, but since 1997 she has been walking.
In December 2018, she learned the cancer was back but this time was in her stomach.
Participating in the Mini is important to her.
“I don’t want cancer to change my life, and this is a big deal to me,” she said.
When she had a stem cell transplant in 1997, doctors only gave her a 55 percent chance to live for five years.
“I met with one of the top oncologists (in the area) and she offered a conventional method and I was told that it would travel from the stomach to the esophagus to the liver, so my concerns were keeping it contained to the stomach,” Haun said. “Dentals are a concern with breast cancer, and I wanted to make sure I didn’t have any infection in my mouth, fillings or root canals. My husband, Dave, and I thought it was best to not do conventional medicine because of the side effects, and I would have to take the (treatment) the rest of my life. It causes blood clots and bone loss. It causes neuropathy and lowers your red cell count, and you take it for the rest of your life. I asked the doctor if I could take it until cancer is gone, but she said I had to take it the rest of my life.”
Haun said she was introduced to a procedure that is done more worldwide. It’s a detoxification program she started in January.
“The protocol is very intense and labor-intensive,” Haun said. “It’s a 90-percent success rate. You drink it every hour for eight consecutive hours. You can have small meals during those eight hours.”
Haun said the protocol kills parasites, infection, cancer cells and pathogens but doesn’t kill the healthy cells.
“So, you have a stronger immune system to kill the cancer,” said Haun, who has had positive results so far. “It’s all about rebuilding and repairing.”
If the treatment doesn’t work, Haun’s Plan B is to take the drugs approved for conventional medicine.
Haun said the power of prayer is important as well.
Haun is a certified field national health care professional who runs a wellness center.
For more, visit katiehaun.com.