I am Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza. I am Kcat. I am Tack. I am 31 years old. I am sick, but I am still me.
In August 2004, I was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) a very rare genetic disease. Neurofibromatosis Type II is an inherited disorder and the main manifestation of the condition is the development of symmetric, non-malignant brain tumors in the region of the cranial nerve VIII, which is the auditory-vestibular nerve that transmits sensory information from the inner ear to the brain. Later on, we found out that I have the type 1 (NF1) as well.

My Neurosurgeon, Dr. Willy Lopez, warned us that since I have a lot of tumors – mostly brain tumors, there is a possibility that I might turn deaf someday. Okay. It didn’t frighten nor got me worried; not a bit. If it’s bound to happen, it will just happen. One sleepless night when it all dawned in me, I cried. I cried because I felt like I need to; because I think that’s the normal reaction and what’s supposed to be. But truthfully, I was not really sure why I was crying. Ummm…


Just because. But I never questioned God WHY because I know from the start that everything has a reason and there’s got to be a reason for this. There is a reason. I’ll know the answer in time – in God’s time. After that one night, I continued living my life the way it was, should be and how I want it to be. My condition never hindered me from am doing or what I wanted to do. 

Too good to be true, but it’s true!

My mom always massages my legs with Oleia Oil. Last night, when I scratched my legs while I was in bed, I was surprised when I can’t touch the tumor on my right lower leg. It shrunk in size. Amazing!

Brain tumor


My head often feels disoriented and it often hurts since June but I told my mom about it just last month. When she found out, she started massaging my head with Oleia Oil every night, before or while I was sleeping. A couple of days ago, my head feels normal again. No more heavy and weird feeling on my head and not much nerve pain on the head too (there’s still nerve pain, but not that often anymore).


Whenever I have a nerve pain in any part of my body, I or my mom would massage it with Oleia Oil and the pain would always either minimize or disappear. This is so true!

When something itchy and I have rash, my mom would tell me to put Oleia Oil on it to stop the itchiness and avoid scarring. Yes, it often relieves the itchiness.

I wonder if Oleia Topical Oil is really the culprit in all this. I really hope it is.

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