Known as the Queen of Disco, the singer whose hits also included "I Feel Love" and "She Works Hard for the Money," died in Florida from lung cancer, the TMZ celebrity news website said.
"While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time."
TMZ reported that she had kept her illness quiet, and didn't appear too sick only a couple of weeks ago, citing sources as saying she was focused on trying to finish a new album she had been working on.
It cited sources as saying Summer believed she developed lung cancer after inhaling toxic particles following the September 11, 2001 Al Qaeda attacks in New York.
I am shaken when I hear about someone who has succumbed to cancer. My first thought is 'Were they doing everything they could to heal'?
Statistics mean nothing to me because of this very point. No one tracks what a cancer patient is doing holistically:
Are they eating the recommended cancer-fighting foods? Are they taking Anti-oxidant and Immune boosting Supplements? Do they walk 5 - 6 times a week? Are they positive and determined to capture good health? Did they surround themselves with cheerleaders and friends who lifted them up? And do they see this as an opportunity to transform into a new person with a deeper appreciation of life and love and what really matters?
Without all that, you can't tell me that 60% of xxx patients live 10 years after recurrence, and that 30% will have no recurrence, and 46 % of breast cancers will appear in the other breast... etc.. (Those are my made-up stats for argument sake). If those stats refer to people who opt to go with Allopathic medicine and nothing else, then they have their place.
Unless people are educated about the CRITICAL importance of adding Complimentary Therapies to whatever treatment plan they chose. The anti-cancer qualities of some of the spices and foods I've discussed read like super drugs...their benefits and the work they do to unmask cancer cells, deprive them of nutrition, of outright destroy them is Ominous! But do people, even Celebrities know about them? Not unless they seek out a CAM practitioner.
Several of the western medicine doctors I have worked with in the past 2 years admitted to me hat they only had ONE class in Nutrition during Med School!!! I knew waayyy more than they did on that topic. My radiologist asked me for a list of the supplements I was taking, and what the benefit of each one was. She was the only doc interested enough to begin to explore that area. How sad is that??
Herein lies my passion.. to get the word out, to be a resource for more information, to help others increase their quality of life and God Willing their chances of beating their illness and keeping it at bay through proper nutrition and mind-body support.
Please spread the word!
~ Be Well. ♥