I have had the pleasure of being able to sit down in person with Jamie Reno. He is a cancer survivor, patient advocate, singer-songwriter, journalist and a wonderfully authentic man. Jamie recently wrote “Hope Begins in The Dark-50 Lymphoma Survivors Tell Their Exclusive Life Stories”. Jamie decided to compile the stories as a result of his own battle with cancer.
One of the common themes that Jamie related to me was that each of the cancer patients interviewed for his book became their own best advocate and took affirmative action relative to their treatments. It was this action that provided them the strength to survive and make them stronger patients which increased their probability of survival.
One thing I know for certain is that those who get up and do something, and don’t wait for the doctor or others to provide them with solutions are the ones that feel more confident in dealing with their disease. My son Sean who is a seven (7) year survivor of CML, a form of Leukemia, was also one of the people who decided to take action on his own. He did research, changed his diet, got involved in meditation and did a 180 degree shift in his lifestyle. It is these types of actions that assist cancer patients physically, mentally, emotionally and spirituality to not only survive but thrive during treatments.
I know you are going to love Jamie’s story about a brave cancer survivor turned advocate and voice for many who have not been able to get their stories told. Each one of these cancer stories is unique and touching.
I encourage anyone on the path of personal mastery to tap into the stories told by Jamie as an inspiration and encouragement to overcome any of the challenges that you might be faced with. Nothing is more challenging than facing your own mortality, and I know you can learn from these wonderfully compelling stories of cancer survivors.
If you would like more information about Jamie Reno, his book and music please visit his website by clicking here.
Enjoy this wonderful interview with a survivor, turned heart centered advocate for those without a voice.