"Acai Berry Antioxidants Brings Hope & Healing
To Childhood Leukemia Survivor"
" ...Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer
among children and young adults under age 20." 
Did you know that acai berries have an incredibly high antioxidant content? Antioxidants protect our bodies by minimizing -- or in some cases -- stopping the damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. 
Even more compelling are claims that acai berries boost immune function, and even destroy leukemia cells. [1, 2]
Good news for 11-year-old Alina Garza
who was diagnosed with leukemia a little over a year ago.
Although there's no evidence that acai actually destroyed Alina's cancer cells (the chemo did that), there's undeniable proof that it substantially boosted her immune system after chemotherapy; and is the key to what her family calls an "amazing recovery."
So, how exactly does acai boost the immune system?
Acai berries contain a powerhouse of plant-derived antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols protect and boost immune function by neutralizing free radicals (the primary cause of immune dysfunction), and by protecting our lymphocytes.
Lymphocytes are special cells (antibodies/ white blood cells) that fight infection by attacking bacteria, viruses and other substances that damage our body .
Like many other cancer patients, Alina's immune system was having trouble bouncing back after chemo.
This translates into an increased risk of infection.
One test that measures the infection risk is the Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC). (Normal ANC levels are around 2500. Alina's pre-acai levels (1000 or below) indicated a moderate to high risk of infection).
After adding Amazon Thunder's Pure Acai Pulp to her diet, Alina's ANC levels skyrocketed from 1000 to almost 4000!
Now, I call that miraculous!
...Alina calls it hope.
Letter From Alina's Mother:
My name is Denise, and I live in Fresno, California with my husband and three children. My 10-year-old daughter Alina was diagnosed with Leukemia a year ago. Her life has been countless trips to the oncologists for chemo treatments, no energy, being sick daily, and not having a lot of hope.
The doctor's said that children who have leukemia usually acquire the disease at a much younger age, which also increases their chances of survival.
Alina has, until recently, had very low ANC #'s which is a sign of poor recovery chances for her. A good friend of ours, who works at the hospital where I also work, asked me in August of this year if I would be willing to have Alina start drinking a natural product that she had gotten from a relative of hers in Los Angeles.
She is a very knowledgeable medical person and she felt that it could be helpful to Alina as long as she committed to drink the product every day.
The results which I am now going to share with you have been nothing short of amazing for my daughter Alina. I realize as a medical technician that the idea of non-traditional treatments other than drugs, is not something that most doctors will prescribe.
My daughter was sick literally everyday from the chemo. Nothing was helping her "feel better." When she started on the Amazon Thunder she immediately stopped getting sick (vomiting) everyday.
Eight days after starting with the Thunder she had her normal blood tests run by the doctors. Her ANC has risen from 1000 to almost 4000! Her nurse practitioner was stunned when we told her about the [Acai] Thunder. She said just keep doing what you are doing.
Twice during the last 3 months
Alina had to stop drinking the [Acai] Thunder.
Once while she was attending a Summer Camp (thanks to her improved numbers), and once to have her gall bladder removed due to the chemo treatments. On both occasions her tests show substantial drops while she was off the Thunder. Each time she was able to start drinking again her next tests showed significant improvements.
These tests are verifiable proof over the last three months how my daughter's life has improved drastically with her continued use of your product.
Alina continues to feel well, and her #'s are great! Her doctors feel that because her numbers are so good they are now increasing all her chemo.
They feel with numbers this good, that her body can now handle more as they see a lot of kids relapse at this point in treatment. Alina said fine, and she told me she'll just start drinking more Thunder!
Alina is now going to school everyday, and has not been vomiting for some time now, thanks to the Thunder.
I want to thank you again for all you are doing to help our baby feel like a kid again. I feel in my heart the [Acai] Thunder is what gave me my baby back.
She is Alina again with all the energy that she had before she got sick thanks to you Todd and the Amazon Thunder. God bless you!
Just wanted to touch base on how Alina is doing these days.
Her numbers continue to be great, I hope Elaine has kept you up to date with those numbers. On her last visit her ANC was 3234, Plat 258, HGB 12.5 and her WBC 4.9. As you know all these numbers are just great, and Alina feels good she continues to drink her [Acai] Thunder everyday.
She really depends on it to make her feel better and it does; she is a different person when she drinks her Thunder.
Back in February when Alina got sick from her pancreas (another side effect from the chemo) she had to be NPO for about 5 to 7 days and she was so sick she had no energy she just was not her, the chemo had taken over her.
She was not herself.
As soon as they told us she could start eating and drinking again I got the [Acai] Thunder and in just 2 days I could see her come back to herself, the sickness went away and she got her energy back. I can see the light in her, she will drink Thunder forever she cant live without it.
So, chemo for us is coming to an end on May 28, 2009.
They will do a Lumbar Puncture and a Bone Marrow on that day, then we will do the hardest thing and that is to wait to see what happens. This is the test. When they stop chemo they will continue to check Alina's blood. They will continue to check her blood for the next 5 years. They say her Cancer can come back just like that when they stop Chemo.
I know in my heart that it won't come back. We will continue to drink the [Acai] Thunder, and one day when Alina turns 17, she will be Cancer free.
Thank you Todd and Mike for all you have done for Alina and for our family. You are always in my prayers. Without you and Thunder, Alina would not have been able to go to school and be a kid. You gave her that. [Acai] Thunder gave her that. It made her feel normal again.
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- Pacheco-Palencia L, Talcott S, Safe S, et al. Absorption and Biological Activity of Phytochemical-Rich Extracts from Acai (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.) Pulp and Oil in Vitro. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2008;56:3593-3600.
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