Wurmbrand, 87 (1913-2000)
We tend to focus on cases where
IPT has relieved the symptoms of a chronic illness, or even brought it to
an end; or cases where IPT has helped obtain a complete remission from a
life-threatening disease, and given the patient years more to live.
IPT does not always succeed in these ways. Some gravely ill patients under
the care of an IPT doctor do die. For these patients, IPT can be used
to relieve pain, and to palliate the symptoms of a terminal illness, adding
increased quality to the last few days or weeks of life, and perhaps
postponing the end. Dr.
Paquette described such cases in his book, Medicine
of Hope. And the case of Mrs. Sabina Wurmbrand provides a more
Mrs. Wurmbrand was a well-known
and beloved evangelist who worked for many years to aid persecuted Christians
worldwide, and especially in Communist countries behind the Iron Curtain, where
she was born. She wrote a bestselling book, The Pastor's Wife.
On 5/26/00 she was found to have
inoperable liver and stomach cancer. Her doctors estimated that she had
two months to live. Her doctors offered little hope, and could offer
little help other than chemotherapy, which might reduce tumor size slightly,
while risking drastic side effects.
Her health worsened over the
following days, bringing her very near death more than once. One doctor
suggested letting her dehydrate and die, as, in his opinion, her case was
hopeless. Her son, Michael Wurmbrand, refused to accept this
pronouncement, and did whatever he could, searching the Internet for helpful
information. He found out about insulin potentiation therapy through IPTQ.org
and through Dr. SGA's website. The family took her to Tijuana on 6/12/00, and she began a series
of IPT treatments on 6/19/00. Her initial response was positive, dramatic, and
immediate. Over the next weeks, she enjoyed much quality time with friends
and family, as her condition alternately improved and worsened. Finally, she died on
On 8/7/00, just four days before she died, Michael Wurmbrand wrote me
the following email:
Dear Mr. Duffield:
.... I have no idea for how long more my mother could live. I
brought her only two days away from sure death. In fact an American doctor ,
whom I asked for IV and offered to pay for it, said to me two nights before
seeing Dr. Donato, that he does not prescribe futile treatments, so wait two
more days without hydration and it is over. Now two months and a half passed
and I enjoyed my mother being meaningfully alive and had the pleasure to
meet Dr. Donato Garcia Perez with his wonderfully engaging personality. Even
if this time is all that IPT offered us I am satisfied it is a true
alternative of cancer treatment. I would urge you, if you have the time to
bug to no end the Webmasters at the FDA Quackwatch and other similar sites
to list this alternative treatment even with all negative warnings. This is
because I discovered IPT totally by chance, looking for something else
regarding insulin growth hormone factor, etc. and not looking for an
alternate cancer treatment. Anyhow, I hope it does obtain in the States and
worldwide the publicity it deserves and your dedicated work will be rewarded
with some recognition. From myself many thanks to you personally for making
your site available to he world. Also a word of thanks to Dr. SGA who took
the time to talk to me over the phone and foremost for his serious research
and extensive discussion of IPT, without which I would not have had the
courage to go and meet with Dr. Donato Perez Garcia.
On 8/25/00, Dr. Perez Garcia 3 wrote me the following email, giving the doctor's
|I am very sad with Sabina Wurmbrandís death.
After taking care of her for 2 months and seeing her passing away, it also affected me
emotionally. I took my family to meet her.
When Michael Wurmbrand called me and told me about his mother, I
did not want to treat her. He insisted, and drove her to my office.
They arrived when I was giving the IPT training seminar to Dr. Aldren and
Dr. George. I even told the two doctors that here was an example, that
a patient arriving in a stretcher is not a candidate for IPT.
She waited for 2 or 3 hours before I was free to interview her.
After talking with Sabina, for some reason that I did not understand, later
I assumed it was God, I accepted to take her as a patient. But I
told Michael that I could not promise anything, that I would do my best
and we would see what would happen.
Before doing IPT on her, I told Michael that his mother should
be stabilized, and probably having her in a hospital would help. He
agreed with me. This is something that I have never done in the past, and
there is no record from any of the past Donatos of this being recommended.
I was touched by something and I was about to treat a nice lady who enchanted my heart and my soul.
I did not know who Sabina Wurmbrand was until two weeks later.
At that time I realized that the hands of God touched me and made me accept to treat her to make her last days on Earth as comfortable
When the first IPT was given, she began to improve and feel better.
She had 9 IPT treatments, and she improved. But I know I am not God,
and there are times when even if I wish, I cannot change the course of
I have the impression that everyone around Sabina waited for a
I really wish I could have delivered a miracle, but at the end the
miracle came because I learned from her the meaning of love, and the importance of always blessing and thanking God for what we are and have.
I am also sure that many of the thousands of people who prayed for
her saw the miracle of being united around her, wishing her the best,
and helping us to understand the greatness of Godís work, LIFE.
I am sure that something happened in my office when I saw Sabina
for the first time, because before that I was determined to refuse her
as my patient due to her condition. I had a very powerful desire to
follow what I told my pupils to do, to refuse to do what in the past I
have never accepted. But with Sabina I broke my own rules. What I felt without knowing who she was is a sensation that I never had
before. I only did my very best effort as a medical doctor. I just gave her
the attention I give to all my patients, not knowing if they are public
or famous people.
I do not like hospitals because they are depressing places.
When Michael complained about the hospital, he was right. There is this problem with language, etc. I know that IPT helped only to make
Sabina feel better, because her disease when she arrived at my office was
I think she was dying in my office.
Well, I could say more. But I did my very best effort with Sabina, as
I do with all my patients. Some patients think that I have superpowers,
etc. But I am a human, a regular human with emotions too.