Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells that line the body’s internal organs called the mesothelium. There are three types of mesothelioma: pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, and pericardial mesothelioma. This cancer is caused by asbestos fibers through inhalation or ingestion. James Rhio O’ Connor is a man who beat the odds and lived with this cancer for years. He was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma and told he had only less than a year to live but he did not give up on his life. He did plenty of research on the cancer, spoke to many skilled professionals, changed his diet, and took nutritional supplements …anything he had to do to live!
Mr. O’Connor’s testimony is very inspirational. It gives hope to people who might be in a similar situation. His story shows us that we should not give up on life. If you are diagnosed with something you need to FIGHT for your life and not accept the situation. If I was in Mr. O’ Connor’s situation my first reaction to the horrible news of having less than a year to live would be shock, desperation, anxiety, and confusion. Then I would get myself together and FIGHT for my life! I don’t mean physically fight with anyone for my life but spiritually YES that’s what I mean.
This is my theory on life. Anything horrible that happens in this world, incurable diseases, suicides, murders, depression, theft, crime, etc. is all due to the devil. He is the creator of all evil and anything that brings pain to our lives. He is alive just like God is. He brings suffering to people just like God brings peace and happiness to people. It’s a good thing that God hears prayers. I would pray for my healing from this incurable disease to God every single day from the day I was told I had less than a year to live until the day I was unexplainably cured. I believe in miracles…well miracles are not exactly miracles. They are the result of God answering prayers. When a person prays and puts their whole heart into their prayers and BELIEVES that God is really listening to their prayers they WILL be answered, it’s just a matter of time. I would also attend church every Friday which is the day for strong prayer for deliverance from all evil. My incurable disease if I had it WOULD be an evil spirit that was put in my life by the devil as crazy as it sounds. I would trust in God wholeheartedly and BELIEVE that He would cure me. For God to do his part though I would first have to do mine. There are always two sides to prayer. You ask God what you want him to do in your life or the life of others but you also have to do your part. My part in this situation would be pray every day for a miracle in my life and like I said attend church every Friday for my deliverance. I would also speak to many people that I feel would be able to lead me to make good decisions like Mr. O’ Connor did such as doctors, nurses, other patients, pastors in my church, and most importantly God. I would always ask God for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual strength through these hard moments. I would not have chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery if they did not give me much hope. I mean, why would I risk my life in something so risky if there wasn’t much or any hope at all? I would also opt for natural supplements and remedies instead of chemical medicine. I don’t think the medicine that you get at hospitals and pharmacies are the way to go. Most of the time the side effects of the chemical medicine just make you feel worse than you already feel! I would also start exercising and have a healthy diet.
So to sum everything all up, I would first and foremost put my life in God’s hands and BELIEVE without a doubt that I would get healed. I would pray to God every day for my cure and for strength. I would attend church every Friday for deliverance of evil spirits in my life that caused this incurable disease. I would also speak to people that could help me make the right decisions in my life. I would look into taking natural supplements, remedies, and live a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising. I would not want to have any surgery, chemotherapy or radiation done and I would also not want to take any chemical medicine.
By: Holguin-Fileto, Angelica