These testimonials include some of the loving and appreciative comments the founders of VFS have received from the Valley Fever community.
So happy to have a spotlight on this “hidden treasure” of Arizona. Thanks to Valley Fever Survivor’s information and blog, I have slayed the titer dragon for now and will remain vigilant for the rest of my life. I believe my diet prescription was a huge factor in my recovery….from feeling like I was dying to my new life as a VF survivor off antifungals. Thank you David and Sharon for your dedication to the entire VF community worldwide…for making this venue possible and for tirelessly advocating on behalf of all of us. I am most grateful.
You are both angels on earth for devoting your time to helping and educating everyone who wants or needs it. I wish I would have known about you when I was at my worst. It breaks my heart to read about people suffering the same way I did, but I can’t tell them they’ll get better since every case is different. I really want my doctor to read your books or get on this blog so he can learn more. He’s an excellent doctor out of Stanford but I’m sure he doesn’t know all the things that are written here. Thank you both very much! God bless you.
Thank you for putting the truth out there about Valley Fever and for sharing your story. I applaud you! You have just saved my husband and I from making a horrible and possibly deadly decision!
I am 35 years old and suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), so my husband and I were aiming to move to Arizona in a few years because the hot and very dry climate agrees with me. Not to mention, I love the beauty of the desert. We were out in Phoenix in 1997 or 1998 in the middle of July (before my MCS) and loved it.
I had heard of Valley Fever and was concerned because my immune system is not the best (because of the MCS). I did some research on it and the info I found made VF out to be “no big deal”. It said once you get it you are immune, just take antifungals, it will just give you flu-like symptoms—blah, blah, blah, blah. But for some reason that info just didn’t sit right with me. It seemed like there should be more. Your site is the info I have been looking for—-the truth. It doesn’t surprise me that the government agencies, the state of Arizona and whoever else—glosses over the seriousness of VF—-after all if the truth got out they would lose big, big money on tourism, building projects, etc. And after all, isn’t making $ the bottom line for these people?
I also have animals that I would be worried about too if they contracted VF. And of course my dear sweet husband who takes care of me.
Thanks for speaking up and putting the truth out there. Your information and site really did save us from making a horrible decision. I think we will go with our second choice—North Carolina!
Thank you for being there and speaking out.
Thank you so much for being there for all of us and for writing such an informative book.
It really means a lot to me that you took your time to write back to me. Again, Thanks for being here for me. I am so thankful to the both of you…this book has helped me realize that I am not alone, and I have legitimate reasons for being who I am today.
Thanks for all your support and advice. Your book came in the mail yesterday and is very informative. It’s great to have something to reference to. Thanks again!
Thank you Sharon and Dave for all the things you do for all of us who deal with this nightmare disease.
I want to thank David Filip and Sharon Filip for such good and informative information on Valley Fever. Thank you also for all of your time and research on this debilitating and deadly disease. Thank you Sharon, you both have been there every step of the way for not only me but so many others. We thank God for you both. God bless you both for all your hard work and caring hearts. Thank you again so much for always being there for so many including me. God bless you and your family.
I read your book, cover to cover. It helped me understand what my niece is going thru. No one in our family had ever heard of Valley Fever, before my niece was infected with it. I gave the book to my niece to keep, after I was finished with. It really helped me to understand what Valley Fever really is. Thank you both for all that you do Sharon & Dave. God be with you & Bless you both.
Jeanette Ron Roberts
Thank you and Dave for your tireless work to gather information and spread the importance of Valley Fever education! I would have been an absolute basket case without all the information and support.
Thank you Sharon. You have been so helpful. …thank you for all this. I do not know how I would understand all this without asking you. …thanks for reading all this. and all your amazing advice. you have been through sooo much with this. it is a miracle for all of us how much you help.
Thankfully VFS is here to help educate and inform.
Following the recommendations that they offer, truly helps improve our condition and overall health.
Thank you Sharon and Dave for your continued efforts.
I am much improved 2 and a half years into VF
Sherry Sigler Martinez
It’s so hard to see how many people are suffering from this terrible disease but you and David are a Godsend to all of us. I can’t imagine where we would all be without you – you helped me from the very beginning of this.
Laura Moody Zurkammer
The work you do to get accurate info to people is so appreciated!
A big Thank You to Sharon, David for spending the time to educate, and keep this forum going it is a God sent.
Thanks for all the great things you and David do…Thank you for all your help over the years, you guys are a God send
Thanks to you Sharon Filip and your son David Filip for the effort in paving the way for the layman and medical professionals alike to better understand this mysterious disease.
Thank you so much for your responses……I really appreciate it!!!!! Thanks for all you do!
Just wanted to come on and say thank you for all the help all the information this page provides. It’s been a little over a year now that my husband was diagnosed and I’m thankful I had this page to run to when I was unsure of what was going on with my husband and for helping me to be an advocate for my husband.
Sharon Filip Thank you so much. Your recommendations are something to be treasured. I let everyone I know who has contracted Valley Fever about your Facebook Page and book!
Thanks, Sharon! I appreciated all of your input and helpful advice this morning!
I’ve implemented the diet, and I definitely feel better and the lung cavity has shrunk. I believe it really does help.
I personally want to thank David and Sharon for being there for my sister Glendy Sue and our family for always being there as she went through the journey of Valley Fever.
Sharon Filip thanks for all the advice, nutrition info etc!! IT WORKS I SWEAR!!! Thank you Sharon for my life back. Seriously have to thank Sharon Filip for this page, her diet recommendations and God.
My son never heard about it until the culture came back positive. He told me..and it was the first time I had ever heard of it…Thanks to Sharon Filip and David ….I got brought up to speed rather quickly!
I think you are amazing! …An amazing person who makes a difference in many lives and I hope you know that. I cried like a baby when I read your concern for me. …I cannot tell you how helpful you were when you called me in December and I was terribly ill. Love and positive thoughts to you Sharon I pray you make enough head way this year. You are amazing. Having VF came with the blessing of some purely beautiful souls to enter my life. :)…thank you for leading us in the fight I thank God for you all the time! … your site is so great I wouldn’t want to send anyone anywhere else. …I wish the local news would just contact you first for all stories and info from now on! GOD BLESS YOU
Dear Dave and Sharon, Words cannot express how much you personally and your website/ support network have comforted me throughout my almost 3 year battle with disseminated cocci. You have been working tirelessly for years…Thanks again for all you do you mean more to me than most aunties I have …
I think Doctors are just scared of what they don’t know. I mean except for this FB page and Sharon and David’s book there is like one paragraph of information on VF when you google it.
Susie Swerda Haiduck
Im so grateful for your continuous support to all of us.
You are so helpful to so many people.
KimMarie Pozar Gaye
THANK YOU Sharon and David for continuing to share VF information with us all everyday.
Early on I bought “Valley Fever Epidemic” by David Filip and Sharon Filip. Read it and learned a LOT. Gave my doc a copy as a patient resource. Sharon/Dave: thank you for doing this teleconference on this increasingly occurring disease. I found your book KEY to my ability to cope w/VF. I hope you never tire of learning how valuable the “Epidemic” book has been to those of us entering VF world and everything that means. Be proud!
Darlene Tunney Rosene
Thank You for all you do keeping us informed.
Your group is clearly a great service to many, for information AND support.
God Bless you always
Thank you David Filip and Sharon Filip for this great support group, it helps a lot!!!! Following diet with suggestions from this website which helps me out a lot, thank you David Filip and Sharon Filip
Thanks so very much for all that you do!
I am not satisfied with any of the doctors I have seen. I live in a area that is not knowledgeable. The best advice and health plan I received was from Sharon and Dave. I am beginning to get my life back. Thank you so much…Thank you for sharing your knowledge and the continuous support you and David provide to the group…This is a must have book [Valley Fever Epidemic]… Thank you Sharon and David for all the research, support and continued help you provide to everyone. You both are a blessing to us all. Thank you.. hugs. P.S. you have made me so much stronger and healthier. God Bless…
Julie Wilburn Diethelm
Thanks for all the info Sharon.. I’m glad you guys made this place that we could come, and understand Valley Fever, and what we all go through… to vent our frustrations, and to know things will get better. One thing is for sure. ..You are a fighter… and an inspiration. We sure all appreciate your knowledge and help as we all battle this disease.
It was 2 years ago that I was diagnosed with Valley Fever. This disease has changed my life. Sharon is so knowledgeable and I want to thank her for all she has done for me as well as others who have VF. She is such a blessing!