"I remember a time when being sick meant having a runny nose or a sore tummy. Now, I see it as something that I had been living in fear of.
I may have looked and acted like a normal teenage girl, but inside, it was a completely different story. Fatigue, extreme cramps, loss of appetite, mood swings, chest pains, migraines and muscle spasms were normal for me.
Imagine having all of these problems and doctors still tell you that you're healthy. I don't know how many times I've heard, "Go take some Advil - that should help for a little while." What they didn't understand was that I didn't want just "a little while," I wanted long-term good health.
I never understood why everything seemed wrong with me, but according to the doctor, I was a healthy girl. In 2010, at the age of sixteen, I got really sick. It started on my lips as cold sores that spread to my mouth and then down my throat and stomach. There was pain that I can't even begin to explain. Along with a temperature of 104, I couldn't eat, drink, or talk because when I tried, it felt like I was swallowing knives. Sleeping was my only option.
We called the health line and went to doctors, the Urgent Care Center, walk-in clinics, and hospitals. I prayed that I would be given the strength to get through it without any help, but with no food or water, a hospital was where I needed to be.
Finally at McMaster Children's Hospital emergency, where they could not draw my blood because it was too thick, I was rushed into ICU. They told me that if I had waited another day, I probably would've died. An infectious disease specialist called me a medical mystery. After two weeks of IV for nutrition, I was discharged. They said I was better, but I wasn't better.
It came back in the spring of 2012. I feared the same things would occur and that I would be hospitalized once again. Many medical visits later, they still didn't know the cause of what had made me fear even the common cold.
My mom heard that there was something that would give me the nutrients I needed to help restore unhealthy cells. She called Fred and Marlene Hampshire and asked if we could get BarleyLife as soon as possible. Fred made a personal visit, giving us what he had left of his own, while we waited for our order to make its arrival. I took it immediately.
Because of the sores, I couldn't swallow, so I swished around the BarleyLife in my mouth to fight off the infection. Within three days after I started swallowing it, I was off my meds and almost completely healthy. Within a week, I was doing gym, homework, and got a grade of eighty-nine percent on my vocals test the day I returned to school.
I've come to realize that sometimes we have to be weak to get stronger, and I believe that BarleyLife was a big part of what helped me find my strength. I am grateful that I received it when I did.
Thanks, Fred and Marlene, Edna Smith and the staff at The AIM Companies that gave my mother advice. As an eighteen year-old, I'm thrilled to be able to work at my summer job, play soccer, and no longer be afraid of sickness - even the common cold." - Sarah Byrne, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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