Could you be inspired by the story of a seven year old child who was stricken with a usually fatal kidney cancer (Wilmâ€™s tumor) in 1976 and is still thriving today? If so, please view two episodes of In Search Ofâ€¦ on YouTube, Â from 1976 and 1980:
The child is my son, Micah!
The same day that I found out that Micah had cancer, I started working with him using a form of mindfulness practice which was later dubbed, “Mind Stories”. I trained Micah at the age of seven to create mind stories about his cancer using guided imagery and creative visualization techniques. How I learned these is the subject of another article in this series (link to be provided).
After more than four weeks in the hospital, which followed a complete resection of the infected kidney, Micah was brought home. It was at that time we hired Dr. Sheldon Ruderman to be his therapist and continue working on mind stories.
You’ll be happy to know that beyond all expectations of the attending physicians, Micah is still alive today and thrives in New York City. We see him about four to six times a year and every time I see him I recognize the miracle of his healing and the miracle of mindfulness.