In this life, I fought for myself and others in good ways and wrong ways… I have spent many years working on myself to keep living better everyday. I will keep fighting in the right way.
Its my 67th winter on MotherEarth – with one winter where my Earth Mother carried me.
I have fought many battles and now I face CANCER.
January 9th 2019 – My doctor told me that I get all or part of my right kidney removed – that my cancer has spread. I find it very difficult to understand why it took so long – over two years to finally decide to remove this kidney. What is the point of letting if grow and spread?? Hopefully, it has not spread throughout my abdomen now… I will find out as soon as they open me up. I’ve already had three MRI and too much radiation… I pray for Creator to help me be stronghearted.
I am grateful for all the prayers.
I am walking the GOOD RED ROAD as best I can and I will continue to help anyone who comes with their true heart.
My present situation is very difficult. I am weakened – physically and mentally – thinking tired. I find this stage of my life -likened to being in a continuous test. At times, I am saddened with these changes I am going through, even though this is changes that cannot be avoided. Still, in my warrior heart, I am grateful for my life and all I’ve been given. Grateful for all the people I have shared and experienced life – good and all not so good.
My health has been slowly declining with every season. I have noticed extreme changes in my body as I age. With my many years in martial arts and sports I have a couple of permanent wear and tear injuries which severely limit my mobility. I was hit by a heart attack in November 2018 which also resulted in damage to my left eye. Ophthalmologist said I have damage to my left macular (macular degeneration), which needs to be monitored. Also I need to see a heart specialist because surgery on kidney can be very dangerous.
I am right now even having trouble typing this on my computer.
I live outside the city of Winnipeg outside the place where my mom was born. It is ironic that I moved out here… it is also close to where my dad is from.
I need help to raise the money to get the cure or to go where the cure is. I also need help if I get the surgery… someone to help me for a few days upon release from hospital.
I have had too many MRIs already – 3 in total – in the last two years. I have at least 6 other x-rays with these. I have a lot of back pain from a herniated back and complicated by a Rhizotomy (nerves endings are burned to dull pain) which caused 24/7 pain. I also have pain in lower left side in the kidney area. When last I saw my urologist – he said that there shouldn’t be pain from my kidney. BUT I HAVE and I can tell you that it is more pain than my spinal injury! Last thing he said jokingly, “You’re in rough shape.” Yes – in reality – I am… and yet, it is difficult to not be worried.
Yes, this is a very difficult time.
Please contact me directly. I am spelling out my contact phone number and email here to avoid spammers.
TO: KIRBY FONTAINE of SAGKEENG FIRST NATION – Kirby Fontaine was a martial arts student of mine 1979 – 1980 at the MASKANAS CLUB located on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg’s North end. If you see this I could use your help to get to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA… please contact me asap. Thank you. Jim La Vallee 204 – 224 – 9520
I pray – Tunkashila – Granfathers – Wakan Tanka – Creator allow me strength to stay strong enough to finish my work here.
I need your help if you can… please let me know as soon as possible.
Pilamaya – Thank you, Mitakuye Oyasin – All my relations
Jaye La Vallee (Jim)