Maya Amoils was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer at the young age of 29. Throughout her life, and particularly during the time that she was being treated for her cancer, Maya utilized many integrative medicine options to optimize her health, reduce her disease burden, manage the many side effects from chemotherapy and surgery and to improve her well-being. She did not lose her hair during chemo, or suffer from peripheral neuropathy, or other potentially devastating side effects of the many chemotherapy medications she received.
Maya’s grace, kindness, and care for others throughout her life, and especially throughout her disease were a testimony to her open heart, her spirit and determination. Maya passed away on January 18, 2022 but her spirt of giving lives on through Maya’s Way- Maya’s way of giving back to young people like her who are suffering from cancer. All donations are utilized to help people under the age of 40 who are suffering with cancer to receive integrative medicine therapies. The aim is to allow each patient to live with optimal well-being, despite their illness.
Who can apply?
Any person age 40 and under with a cancer diagnosis (past or current) that would like to utilize integrative therapies to manage any side effects and optimize well-being through and after treatment.
What is the application process?
- Complete the online application
- Our committee and/or an AIM physician will review your application
- You will receive a final decision by phone and/or mail within four weeks of submitting your application.
- If accepted, a member of AIM’s front office staff will contact you to schedule your initial consultation with a physician.
How Much Does the Program Cost?
Services and supplements recommended for care are covered 100% by Maya’s Way.
What Healing Treatments Does Maya's Way Include?
Integrative medicine services may include nutritional counseling, medical acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, applied kinesiology, functional medicine counseling, energy healing, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, and medical massage.
Some laboratory costs and supplements are also included in the program if recommended by your provider.
“I am currently going through breast cancer treatments, finishing up 18 rounds of chemotherapy, and I will have surgery and possibly radiation in the New Year. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Maya’s Way and to Dr. Sandi, I have been able to receive weekly acupuncture treatments to treat my side effects and symptoms as well as energy and cranial sacral work, and AIM supplements. Dr. Sandi has worked to keep my immune system strong and my white blood cell count up while helping me find relief from nausea, fatigue, neuropathy, joint pain, digestion issues, mouth sores, ringing in ears, stress, and more. During the restful period of a treatment, while the acupuncture needles are in place, I have been able to find space to connect and process where I am emotionally and immediately after a treatment, I have a noticeable increase in energy. This has made all of the difference in my quality of life as I fight this disease. It is because of Maya’s Way and these treatments that I have had the energy and strength to continue fighting. Thank you for making this possible, I am forever grateful.” – Heather