In late October of 2016, 59-year old Chris Joseph was diagnosed with stage III pancreatic cancer. He thought he was a goner.In the midst of the panic and tremendous fear that immediately ensued, Joseph followed the doctor’s orders without hesitation and underwent chemotherapy—a choice that was almost a fatal mistake. Months of chemotherapy poisoned his body and nearly destroyed his spirit. With no immediate plan in mind, Joseph fired his oncologist and embarked on an alternative path of recovery, including both natural and Western medicine immunotherapy—one that, against all odds, opened his eyes and healed him, both physically and spiritually.
“Life is a Ride: My Unconventional Journey of Cancer Recovery”, Joseph’s recently-released book (Launch Pad Publishing), is a story of dealing with the physical and emotional fallout of a cancer diagnosis. It’s a story of tremendous fear. Of deep emotional pain. Of anguish, wondering how soon he was going to die and how painful his death would be. And it’s also a story of courage while fighting fear. Of independence. Of putting one foot in front of the other. Of daring to be different and not following conventional wisdom. Of perseverance. It’s a story of connection. Of love. Of redemption. Of getting knocked down and finding a way to pick himself up off the mat.
And, most of all, it’s a story of beating the odds and getting healthy.
By changing the narrative and choosing to write his own story, Joseph found new levels of determination and courage, as well as joy, wisdom and gratitude. Life is a Ride is the tale of a man that turned a death sentence into a life embrace.
Chris visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health.
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