Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another success story for the breast cancer vaccine trial

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Here is another testimonial about a new success story for Dr. Czerniecki's breast cancer vaccine trial at the University of Pennsylvania. If anyone gets diagnosed with breast cancer please let them check it out and see if they are elegable for this trial. I was diagnosed 4 years ago and much to my dismay was not but so many are...
By next year in America alone 1 000 000 women will have been diagnosed with DCIS ( ductal carcinoma in situ)


A recipient of the vaccine : I am so thankful to tell people that this vaccine works! My biopsies and lymph nodes are all disease free! I can't wait to start helping other people because even though I am very happy for myself, I will never feel completely happy until I know we have done all we can to just get rid of cancer for everyone forever. Ev...en though it might seem like baby steps, each step is so important and each person healed is such a celebration! Thanks Uschi for all your love and encouragement!S.D.


Please tell everybody about this.
For more info check

Monday, November 23, 2009

Win Gold by beating cancer

In light of the upcoming Olympic games, Pennies in Action is having another fundraiser.
Pennies in Action measures donation into distance. Every penny is ¾ of an inch.
48 pennies is a yard and 84 480 ($ 845) equals a mile.
The Olympic flame travels 6092 miles from Athens to Vancouver .Let’s see how much distance we can cover between now and the end of the Games.
You can donate on line at or send checks to
Pennies in Action
3100 Dutton Mill Rd
Aston PA 19014

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Our dear friend Bob rest in peace....

A few hours ago our dear friend Bob passed away. He fought a brave fight against cancer, but after much suffering lost it tonight….
We will miss him terribly. He has been a dear friend of ours since I first came to America many years ago.
He had such a sunny disposition and took everything life handed him in stride. He always said” it is what it is…”
He made our time in Florida so happy. My husband will miss him so much. They shared so many things.
We must solve this horrible suffering caused by cancer.!!!!
They are so close and it is so upsetting that funding stands in the way. It again comes down to money…
I will give it my last breath to help to get rid of this horrible disease. I promise you that Bob...
I made the start with
I know you are in a good place now. We will always love you and never forget you….

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Another Corey story....

And how I love them and love to share them.
The other day my two grand kids were talking about their Christmas list. So Corey said “ Omi , for Christmas Justin and I would like play station 3 for the two of us. I know we have play station 2 but a lot of the new games are not made for that. Besides we have had it for 17 years!’
I said “ but Corey you are only 11” To that he answered “ I know but it sure feels like it….”
I can always count on the two of them to come up with it…

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

coachable does not equal controllable

In my career as a coach I have often seen, that children have been called not coachable because they were not controllable.

I applaud a child that refuses to be controlled.

Our job as coaches is to guide . But we should never forget the 3 basic human rights.

1. Right to clear information

2. Right to your own perception

3. Freedom of choice

I do understand that this could be misused or misinterpreted.

My Dad told me the first day I started coaching.

“Uschi you better realize that you will have a large influence on young people, sometimes more than their parents. Do you feel you can handle that.? It is about them and not about you. Always remember there is no place for you on the podium.”

As a coach you have many chances as an athlete you have one career…

We should try to help them stand on their own two feet and eventually take ourselves out of the equation. Remote controlling a student, does not built their strength…

I have and always will put my students first. I hope my Dad is proud of me( he died 26 years ago) I have never forgotten his words…..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

success stories of the breast cancer vaccine trial

I was fortunate to be talking to recipients of the breast cancer vaccine in the first trial.
Here is their testimonial. For more info check

I will briefly tell you how I came to have my first appointment with Dr.

While I was in the waiting room of the radiologist's office to meet with
him to hear the "news", I was thinking about how much I needed my late
husband to be with me at that moment because he was always a huge support
to me and how angry I was because he could not.

At that very moment, the song that my husband and I danced to at our
wedding began to play over the music system. I struggled to keep my
composure until after I met with the radiologist who told me that I had
DCIS. I cried all the way home, not because of the cancer but because of
the song. I knew that Jerry was looking down on me from above - he was
by my side.

Later that afternoon my gynecologist called me and gave me the name of
three surgeons to contact at Penn. I called Penn right away. The first
surgeon contacted could not see me for six weeks. That scared me. The
second one contacted could see me in two days! That happened to be Dr.

When Dr. Czerniecki asked me if I would be interested in participating in
his clinical trial, I didn't even have to give it a second thought. We
have vaccines to cure and prevent other diseases so why not cancer? I
made perfect sense to me. Perhaps having a background in science made
the decision easier but for me it was a "no brainer".

From there my appointments were set up. I had a plan, and that fact
alone kept me calm and focused. To me having a plan was crucial.

The results from the vaccine were outstanding leaving me triple negative.
I went to my follow-up visit with my oncologist totally prepared to hear
about beginning Chemo only to hear that he was dismissing me! I was
stunned, driving home in a daze and remaining in a daze for the next
couple of days. I was cancer free! I was now a member of the best club
in the world.

To just walk into an appointment two days after learning I had DCIS and
to meet with the one person running this particular clinical trial was a
total miracle. To this day I am still in awe of my good fortune and can
only attribute it to guidance from God. I am truly blessed. K.B


I am one of the women who participated in the vaccine study. It works! I was vaccinated two years ago and I am still cancer free. This is the most exciting advance in cancer cure/prevention in our lifetime. It is time we moved the emphasis from cancer cure to cancer PREVENTION. For more information on the study google Dr. Brian Czerniecki. A.W.


Please check Dr. Czerniecki’s interview on you tube
The second trial is now open, please tell everybody about it in case they are eligable if diagnosed with breast cancer...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

When you think you can't there is lots left inside of you...

As part of my figure skating training I spent 3 afternoons a week at the track working out.

When you are in a sport judged on opinion, it is very important that you also do something where you can measure the result of your energy output.

My Dad was an engineer and was very much into science. He calculated my average for the season in each discipline (high jumping, running long jump , 100 meter run.) and in the off season I had to do every week-end 1500 m cross country.

I was 13 years old and at that point German junior ladies champion in figure skating and district champion in High jumping.

We came to the track at 3pm and went to the high-jump pit. After warming up I was ready. Steadily the bar was raised and was now at the average that was calculated for me. Every other time I could get over that with very little problem. Not so that fateful day …wow... I tried and tried and the bar always fell down. My Dad sat steadfast “ we are not leaving till you get over it…”

I went thru every emotion you can imagine anger , feeling sorry for myself, hating my Dad etc. Now it is 8:30 at night, we had floodlights at the track. People had gathered and felt sorry for the poor girl and made comments about the cruel father . He took it all without saying a word. But I knew my Dad well enough to know that he meant what he said. WE WILL NOT LEAVE UNTIL YOU GET OVER IT.

I remember as if it was yesterday. I mustered everything I had ,set to jump --- jumped----and when I was on the ground the bar had stayed up….


This was many years ago and this experience has governed my life. You only need to prove that to yourself once and you know it.

I always admired my Dad for having had the strength to stand tall to the nee sayers and teach me one of the most valuable lessons of my life…