My Healing Update

Thank you everyone for all the beautiful prayers and love! My dear friend Bethany Webster took over the Women in Power Call to give me more free time so I can focus full time on my healing…I appreciate all the messages I’ve gotten!

Wanted to give you a quick update and I’ll be blogging more…as you may or may not know, four years ago I was diagnosed with a very aggressive condition called ameloblastoma, a tumor in my jaw that’s known to harm various parts of the body and grows so fast that one day one can chew and the jaw breaks. About 600 people a year get diagnosed with ameloblastoma. I’ve been on a beautiful healing journey, always focusing on being grateful and finding the gifts along the way which have been many.

I am one of the few people in the world that have been extremely blessed and was able to contain the tumor for four year and it didn’t grow one millimeter. As long as we contained it, we didn’t need to do the barbaric surgery of having to remove half my bottom jaw, wire shut my jaw for a few months, insert a metal rod for formation of the jaw again, go into my hip bone for a second surgery, do a transplant of bone, allow that to heal, and then a third surgery with titanium implants to replace the five or so teeth I would lose.

I think I got a little bit too confident and almost forgot about the tumor, since it was in a place in my jaw where it wasn’t bothering anything in my body.

Well, I went for a scan at Christmas time and by the measurements of the scan, we received the news that the tumor had almost doubled in size which was a big big shock (gulp) – had to get off social media a bit and swallow this one and figure out what to do. As many mis-diagnosis happen with multiple doctors and equipment, we kept trying to get a scan appt with my old doctor but due to the holidays we couldn’t get it til Dec. 31st. When we went in he unfortunately couldn’t compare that scan from my dentist to the three scans he previously had on record, because they were different machineries and would not be an apple to apple comparison. He said by the looks of it it probably did not double in size but we won’t know until we take yet another scan.

I committed I would blog about this journey to help others going through pain and help them conquer. I feel I have conquered regardless of what’s happening right now. I know this condition will bring more and more gifts though this update. I’m probably one of the few people that was able to stop this tumor holistically and also with a lot of healing of trauma from my old past which stress and trauma feed the condition (read the book by Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life it’s miraculous and shows each area of the body and how it’s connected to specific ailments and things people go through).

For those of you going through pain or disease, you MUST feel the anger or frustration or depth of emotions related to that situation. If you skip through the anger or those emotions and just try to get to the gift, it will store that anger in your body and you must let it out. Hit the pillow, go the beach and scream, go to a forest or let it out but you must allow yourself to feel the anger and those deep emotions as this is what creates the transformation of your body. Then you can find the gifts and be grateful for all the lessons and growth that the situation is bringing.

I’m so so blessed. I have a beautiful thriving business that allows me to take time off and the most supportive husband Dave Ulloa for supporting me on this healing journey 100%, so I will be taking a few months from working and just focusing on healing and this new chapter of my life. So…I won’t be speaking around the country or the world for a few months and won’t be working. My doctor recommended lots of fun things that fill my soul, things that make me happy, like travel, dancing, singing, hiking, etc.

I am so blessed I get to focus on this full time. I’ll be blogging about what holistic methods I find along the way to share with everyone. Already getting juicy information. A last resort will be the surgery. I’m not closing that door but I need to get more clarification first on what’s going on with the tumor.

Thank you everyone for all your support and love. Thank you to all my business leaders for taking on tasks so I don’t have to work and can just focus on this full time.

I know there will be beautiful gifts popping from this journey, I kicked ass once (yes I said it!) and I will kick ass again. This is about getting real. About expressing the juice of my emotions. Am I angry? Of course. This was a big interruption. Will I get through it? For sure. I was made to conquer and have victory!

Can’t wait to blog about my journey and also about the fun things I encounter along the way! Love and blessings everyone!

Much love and gratitude,

Yvette Ulloa

Yvette Ulloa, also known as The Fiery Latina has been conquering this tumor for four years now.  Her journey will continue on this blog, keep on reading!

And yes, I plan to conquer this one with fire!!

Imagining a life free...

Imagining a life free…

About Yvette Ulloa

Yvette Ulloa, the fiery Latina was born in NY and currently lives in California. Yvette is passionate about health/fitness, travelling the world full time, and teaching others to achieve success! Yvette Ulloa has been through a journey of challenges, however they have turned out to be some of the biggest blessings in her life. She has been happily married for 16 years to the love of her life Dave Ulloa, a former professional basketball player in Australia and self-made entrepreneur. Yvette's philosophies are all about contribution, sharing lessons from her journey with others, and she is lucky to travel around the world inspiring people with her story. She has spoken to audiences as big as 12,000 in Vegas, South Africa, Hungary, Greece and many other places, where she is highly acclaimed speaker and coach. In 2010, Yvette Ulloa and her husband Dave Ulloa achieved one of their life-long dreams to travel the world with Anthony Robbins and become Platinum Partners. They got to experience a whole year of immersion in Scotland, Egypt, Israel, Fiji and get personally mentored by Tony Robbins. One of Yvette's biggest passions is helping women around the world to believe in themselves and have a voice. She will reach out her hand to you to help you climb up to the top of the mountain! And nothing like enjoying the journey and making many pit stops to smell the roses. The coffee. The challenges. Anything that makes you grow and enjoy life. Dave & Yvette Ulloa are also professional tourists and ambassadors of fun. Dave Ulloa recently got back from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, at 19,000 altitude, one of the toughests and most rewarding activities of his life. Dave and Yvette Ulloa are Presidential Advisory Council members for the largest travel social media company one of the top 100 direct sales companies in the globe, WorldVentures. They were honored in front of thousands of people in Las Vegas for achieving the highest rank in the company, International Marketing Directors, being the first Latino couple to achieve this rank, as well as being the first team of both International trainers and speakers.
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34 Responses to My Healing Update

  1. Cindy Lovato says:

    Praying for a full recovery! Love you, Yvette Ulloa and yes you will kick this ♡

  2. Rita Mayberry says:

    Your one of the strongest women I know. I will keep you in my prayers. I am learning so much from you how to help with my disease. God Bless.

  3. Gabriela De La Luz says:

    Yvette, you are one amazing inspiration that makes me very proud to be a Latina. I know one of the reasons I was to be in WV was to learn from women like you. I know my calling is in the holistic healing area, & I knew WV would be a tool to get to where I know I’m supposed to be. but I’ve been given a much bigger vision, comparable to WV, but I hadn’t realized the way God would use this business to help me grow in so many ways, it blows my mind! You are an amazing vehicle that is helping thousands, and because you are allowing yourself to be so, your blessings are just overflowing in your vortex as you live through this which we know is only temporary. I’ve met you a couple of times in San Antonio & at a United a couple of years ago & I knew you were set aside for HUGE things. I know you know that, but I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being as you are. I send you lots of love, light, total healing & abundant blessings for you & Dave!

  4. Lori says:

    Love your writings. Praying for you, while you Kick that tumors ass!

  5. Kathy Robinson says:

    My dear sweet, beautiful, Godly, passionate Yvette
    I am sad to hear of the change in your health. You have been inspiring so many people through WV, your marriage and your health challenges. You remain a beacon of hope and inspiration to us all, and we are right here beside you. We will miss your absence for this period of time, but you are so close in heart.

    I am a 4th stage hodgkins lymphoma cancer survivor of 7 years now. May God lay His healing hand on you, give you strength and hope.
    Love ya!

  6. GHJ247 says:

    My Dearest Yvette..I have been following you as a mentor for the last 4 months since I joined WV. You have given me more than business info you have been a true inspiration to love and live life..My life has been filled since the holidays and today I checked in on your blog and read about your recent journey and a feeling of disbelief overtook me .I took a moment to reflect and give thanks for you and for all you do to uplift us with your fiery Latina spirit and most of all your courage to Love Life even at a time of adversary.. I pray for you and ask the Universe to continue to keep watch over you……You are our “Shero” in so many ways…Take rest and know that all will be well…much love Giovanna

  7. Jen Nieves says:

    Prayers sent your way! I wish you a speedy recovery. You are a huge inspiration to many and I know you will get through this!

  8. Yvette!! I am so happy to see you are blogging again. I am so sorry for the new news, but I KNOW you will push through it and have the most amazing story on the other side! You are THE STRONGEST woman I know! No question! So, that is why God threw this test at you, so you can share your powerful story with everyone and inspire them even further!!! You are always in our prayers and we love you tons! If there is anything I can ever do to help you out, with anything WV related or not, you just let me know! Do not hesitate! We may not be on the same team, or see eachother all the time… but to me, all WV people are my family! Lots of love and prayers,
    Danielle Greco

  9. Lorie Low says:

    Definitely sending prayers your way daily. May God heal and Bless you in abundance.
    This will be of your middle chapters in “Fabulous at 40” and can’t wait to
    read how you overcame it and kept moving forward. You and Dave and been a blessing to me as well as thousands of people in the world and we all got your back.
    Love you both!

    Lorie and Brant

  10. Rochelle says:

    Hi Yvette!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. I have had my own health journey to walk when I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Cryoglobulinemia back in 2007! At first it was a difficult process being that I was in my mid 20s and had never been hospitalized before aside from when I was a newborn. But I praise God for His peace because it’s been through my faith in Him that I have been able to continue forward. I still have to see my doctors but everything continues to be in remission. So thankful for your leadership and mentorship in the business. I look forward to celebrating your victory!!!! Love and blessings! Rochelle.

  11. Sandy Sinden says:

    You’re an inspiration to woman everywhere. I love your determination and heart. Thoughts and prayers will be with you along this journey.

  12. Pat Heath says:

    You have been on my mind, now you will be in my prayers.You will be blessed with good health!

  13. suryia says:

    Hoping for your full recovery..I just recently saw you at a training event in new were amazing and such an inspiration to not just women but to anyone that thinks that they cannot do this job but as we look at it as life filled with fun..
    May your journey be filled with healing and a new chapter for you and tour husband

  14. Regina Sullivan says:

    My prayers are with you Yvette and I will continuously send healing energy. Will also pray for your husband Dave and for the rest of your family.

  15. Karin Eisenmenger says:

    lots of prayers of healing coming your way. Your strength, openness and honesty are an inspiration to all. Can’t wait to see you on the beaches of the world.

  16. jan rosenthal townsend says:

    Dearest Yvette,
    So very sorry to hear about your condition, but I love your positive attitude. You are an amazing woman- one of strength, passion and determination and you have inspired so many people since I met you several years ago. I send you love and healing thoughts. Best to Dave too. Jan in Colorado

  17. Shelby Ashe says:

    Thank you for your transparency and being vulnerable enough to share pieces of your heart and journey with us! I can empathize with many of the challenges you are facing and truly admire your determination to not give up…you are a strong woman! As I read more of your story I am reassured even more than before that what I pray for is possible. I feel less crazy for continuing to chase my dreams & life goals because, you, my sister, let me know I’m not alone in the battles I face as a woman who battles with her health but refuses to settle for a less than lifestyle. Thank you again & looking forward to reading your future posts!

  18. Amy Laracuenta says:

    Stay strong as always for HE is by your side. You are in our prayers.

  19. Catherine Allora says:

    My thoughts are with you and wish you a speedy recovery. You will kick this again! Thank you for sharing your inspirational journey!!!

  20. Laura Bascus says:

    Praying for your health
    God bless you he is looking at you and he will continue blessing.

    Take care.

  21. George and Linda Cuellar says:

    You will be in our prayers. Yvette, you have always been there for us and if you need, we will be there for you. GOD BLESS

  22. Bridget Hadley says:

    Yvette, thank you for sharing your journey with us. I am so grateful to know you and Dave because of WorldVentures. You have my prayers on this journey. I I will believe God for His divine healing, restoration of total health and wholeness to your body. I am also one who thanks God for natural holistic methods to healing. I have tried my best to follow them for the last 20 years; I truly believe in that method. Well here’s to your restored health, life and well-being in 2015, God bless you!

  23. Yvette, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You are an inspiration to me and I really enjoyed your teaching last year in Fort Worth before United. You are an awesome woman! Love and hugs from Johannesburg, South Africa.

  24. Pamela Sassone says:

    Prayers for strength during this difficult time are coming your way.

  25. Steve Torres says:

    prayers are with you

  26. Danielle Jones says:

    Praying for and with you and trusting that God is going to heal you completely. I will always remember you visiting Dayton Ohio in 2013 and inspiring a room full of people to go after our dreams. You are an amazing woman who Fod has used and is continuing to use in such a mighty way. Rest in Him and allow Him to give you yet another thing to praise Him for! May you continue to love life to the fullest on this journey, remember to smile and laugh everyday and let your light shine! Much love and many blessings to you and Dave 🙂 <3!!!

  27. Karina Altamirano says:

    Spending many prayers and good vibes your way. Healing starts with having the right attitude. Since you already have that, whatever else is needed will come your way! Have fun on your journey and know that your WV family is rooting for you all the way!


  28. Gloria Reeder says:

    You r truly one of the AMAZING ones. I would follow u to the ends of the Earth.
    I know you will have a 100% healing and we r all coming with you. May your beauty reign. I love you.

  29. Rosie Lastra says:

    Hi Yvette,
    Sweetheart you are an inspiration, Im new to World Ventures but I’ve heard an incredible amount of great things about Dave and you, specially about you. As far as I’m concerned what I hear was short because I don’t think a Word exists to describe how wonderful, and inspirational you are.
    My God bless you!!!! I will defenetly have you in my prayers!!!!!
    With all my love
    Rosie Lastra

  30. Cherylynn says:

    Take wonderful care of yourself and enjoy the dance! I will be thinking of you and praying for you. #YSBH 🙂

  31. FLAmelo says:


    I was recently diagnosed with Amelo myself. I have my surgery scheduled for next month. The surgery does not have to be as invasive or as traumatic. I found a wonderful surgeon in Miami who specializes in Jaw tumors. He is a pioneer in treating these tumors using state of the art techniques. Check him out ! His name is Dr Robert E Marx. He sees patients at Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami, FL.

  32. FLAmelo says:

    BTW you can also look into Alan Herford in loma Linda. Good luck

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