Depressed, confused, her left leg draggingunable to recall where she had been an hour beforeJonette remarkably suffered nearly three years of gradually intensifying symptoms before one of her already-healed coworkers in the Jersey Guard, Tom McGhee, lead her to NY Detox. Like Tom, Jonette had been exposed at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, beginning a few days after 9-11, as military and civilian workers carted the rubble of the World Trade Center to its temporary grave.
Thank you for giving me my life back, for the caring you gave, and for doing what you do, Jonette exudes gratitude to Jim Wordworth and his selfless crew at this charitable organization originally funded by Tom Cruise butwith so many still needing its helpnow dependent on charitable dollars to continue functioning. What does it take to tailspin a mother, former Air National Guard jet-engine mechanic, 19-year veteranand a woman who toughed-out seven colleges to persist and obtain her degree in landscape design at the University of New Mexico? How does someone with that kind of stick-to-it-tiveness get plunged into a depression because I kept thinking whats wrong with me?
Her story helps us understand just how toxic was the residue of ground zero . . . and conversely, just how effective has been the L. Ron Hubbardconceived detoxification strategy of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project. The procedure is based on sauna, exercise, and vitamin, mineral, and oil supplements, on gradually cleansing the body of the heavy-metal (lead, mercury) and toxic-organic (PCBs, PBBs and others) residue of burning buildings built before the EPA and OSHA excluded these toxins. Substances that stun-gun key enzymes in all cells and which can deregulate (confuse, disrupt) the sophisticated internal regulation of the immune system can clearly, in these cases, provoke pathology in individuals with both acute, high-level and chronic, lower-level, exposure. Yet the federal government and the City of New York have not stepped-up to the platewith the exception of a Sanitation Department contract due largely to the courageous support of City Councilwoman Margariat Lopez. And those governments, plus the sorely underfunded US military and Veterans Administration medical establishments have continued to largely slough-off these men and women, leaving the healing to the altruism of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project.
worked in the still burning rubble of the WTC for 36 hours on 9-11 and 9-12-01, his exposure direct, acute and almost immediately disabling. By contrast, Jonette Kraft spent 7 weeks at Fresh Kills landfill, never directly digging into the debris, but working nearby, exposed chronically and diffusely through the particulates and vapors thrown up into the surrounding airthose sparkles and glitters that so fascinated her. Yet, like the poor suffering workers and residents of lower Manhattan (many of whom require this detoxification), her command structure told her, oh the airs fine, dont worry about it. After a few days of the 7-week tour, to which she gladly responded to serve her country in its time of need, she and her coworkers were told that protective clothing and breathing masks were no longer necessary.
Yet Jonettes diffuse exposure led to a lesion on her spinal cordperhaps Multiple Sclerosis, perhaps an abnormal benign or incipient malignant growth. Its impossible to know, since the only sophisticated diagnostics performed in three years were two MRIs. Regardless of the pathology, of which a variant of MS is certainly possible, the two MRIs spanned the period before and after a portion of her detox therapy. The result: THE SECOND MRI CLEARLY SHOWED THE LESION (whatever its cause) SHRINKING. And while we could speculate/hypothesize for pages upon pages regarding why and how this therapy works, the point is THAT IT DOES . . . and that there are still so many more sick people who need it.
Both Sean Donahue (Part 2) and Jonette showed G-I disorders, continual indigestion and chronic diarrhea. Sean also exhibited an asthmatic condition that Jonette may not have, while over three years (beginning in August 2002, a year after, Jonette said, I will serve,) her nervous system progressively deteriorated. It would be reasonable to speculate that autoimmune-like disorders were operant in both soldierswhere the bodys own deregulated immune system turns on its own tissues and organs, attacking and destroying them with a potency normally reserved for bacteria and viruses. In Seans case, the major targets were his airways and lungs, the small breathing tubes so constricted with inflammation that he nearly died of asphyxiation. In Jonettes case, an MS-like pathology would have caused her immune systems (white blood) cells to attack the myelin sheaths of nerve fibers in her brain and spinal cord, robbing her of her ability to feel and control her left leg and diminishing her cognition and memory to such an extent that my husband was thinking hed have to take care of an invalid for the rest of her life. Yet in both casesSean Donahues and Jonette Kraftstraditional medicine did little but throw wave after wave of anti-inflammatory drugs at both, culminating, of course, in steroid therapy, the regent of anti-inflammatories with often disastrous side-effects.
And why would this improve? Because given the chance, the human bodys self-healing capabilities will manifestif the body can be freed of its toxic burden. And traditional-medical mechanism notwithstanding, that is clearly, and exactly, what the L.Ron Hubbard detoxification protocol accomplishes. The miracle of Sean Donahues current life as computer-network specialist and officer in the Guard and of Jonette Krafts fulfilling life as landscape architect, wife, and mother bear full testimony to that reality. Both lives saved by Jim Woodworth and his charitable New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project http://www.nydetox.org : So many more are yet at risk. IF YOURE SICK, CONTACT THEM. And if youre well, PLEASE DONATE.