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Putting things into perspective.


Have you ever heard a story that totally makes you put things in your life into perspective?

Tonight, we ran into our old neighbor when out running some errands. She used to live in our development by herself, but has since moved to a larger (and very nice) home with her boyfriend. This neighbor of mine had been married, but is divorced now and has a very loving relationship with someone new. Anyways, we said hi and exchanged conversation with this women– chatting about how her new home is; things going on in our neighborhood; and an upcoming party she was planning. ‘Then she mentioned that her boyfriend was/still is sick. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer back in January. He had went to the hospital after coughing up blood and was diagnosed instantly. What did the doctor tell him? She informed him that he had “6 months to a year to live” and that he could receive chemotherapy to relieve the pain. But basically he should prepare to die. Prepare to die? 6 months to a year to live? How do you even respond to news like that? My neighbor and her boyfriend went home; and they were devastated. He finalized a will and talked to his children about his illness. Meanwhile my neighbor contacted hospitals throughout the United States specializing in cancer treatment. They were fortunate enough to get an appointment quickly at Fox Chase Health Center in Philadelphia. The doctors there found that the cancer was in his lungs, liver, and esophagus. The doctors started him on intensive chemotherapy and began injecting an enzyme into his body to fight the cancer. A few weeks ago, my neighbor told us that he had a check-up at Fox Chase, and the scans couldn’t even pick up an image of any cancer in his body.


If you don’t believe in miracles then start believing now.

This situation could not get any closer to the definition of a miracle.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 05/17/2011 11:31 am

    Wow. I have goosebumps. That is amazing. truly a miracle. thank you for sharing.

  2. 05/17/2011 11:39 pm

    Wow that’s amazing. Really amazing.

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