Gracious acts of kindness without expecting anything in return resulted in the miraculous recovery of this man's stomach cancer.
Brice Royer, best-known for creating the Gift Economy Facebook page, wholeheartedly believes that “the more you give, the richer you are.” He didn’t always have such an optimistic attitude, however.
Last year, his life took a drastic turn when he was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer. Because loneliness and depression threatened to take his life before the illness, he decided to prescribe himself a remedy of performing an act of kindness every day without expecting anything in return – for an entire year. Regardless of what happened to him, he knew that he was enriching other peoples’ lives. He also had a feeling that being charitable could improve his health condition. Believe it or not, it did.
On April 14, Royer visited his doctor so he could receive the results of an MRI. It had been eleven months since the good samaritan started giving away donations to people in need and offering unconditional love. Imagine his delight, then, when he received the good news that his body was free of cancer.
He told GoodNewsNetwork:
“I’m now cancer free!! Thanks to all the love and kindness it finally paid off! No surgery, chemo or medication.”
Reportedly, his doctor said the tumor actually shrunk – and may not even be malignant. He called the MRI results “unexplainable” by Western science.
Many mind-body practitioners believe that emotions play a powerful role in the physical manifestation(s) of disease. Cancer is often thought to be a result of stored anger and resentment, but charity and forgiveness are believed to help stimulate healing. Perhaps that is one of the explanations for Brice’s spontaneous recovery.
In the past eleven months, Royer has done a lot to help others. Not only did he raise $25,000 to build a solar tiny home for a homeless single mom, he helped start a tiny village that would transition people toward jobs and permanent housing. In addition, he arranged for organic vegetables to be delivered every week to the women’s shelter where the former homeless woman lived for more than a year with her little girl.
In an open letter, he relays all the scientific studies that have proven the healing power of love. He says:
“People who are mentally or physically ill have been inspired to do acts of kindness and to change the world. So just like them, I plan to continue doing random acts of kindness to heal myself and others.”
Undoubtedly, his example will inspire many people to believe that “giving is good medicine.”
After talking with his doctor, he stated:
“It gives me courage to keep doing what I’m doing. It encourages me to keep giving and I’m probably going to give even more.”
So, the next day, he celebrated by helping a friend pay for a car-related expense.