Losing Michael, Finding God
On July 31, 2022, Michael transitioned away from his physical body and found his place in heaven. For those of us who have followed his story, we know that Michael suffered from an aggressive germ cell cancer, the same type of cancer that claimed his father’s life at a very young age. Controlling those types of cancer can be a massive challenge, and unfortunately for us in this world, God had other plans for him.
Despite the challenge, Michael and his wife Amanda’s focus on holistic, integrative healing bought them significant time together. And when the time came to part ways in our material world, they found peace in the knowledge that, through our spirit, our life is truly eternal.
We are keeping this story live on this website on our dear friend Amanda’s request. Here are some words brewing with hope and faith that she shared with us to share with the world about her beloved Michael:
“Michael frequently commented on how great he felt through the therapies and lifestyle changes, despite the aggressive disease fighting back. The health advantages he gained through implementing the Seven Key Principles became evident through his skin, hair, and eyes. Hope4Cancer positively impacted Michael’s final year by contributing to his emotional, mental, and spiritual health, as well. By surrendering fear of the unknown, he found peace and cultivated a steadfast hope in Jesus that carried him beyond his circumstances. Although Michael’s body did not survive long-term, his spirit and soul grew tremendously through his journey to ultimate healing. Our family is eternally grateful and determines this journey a success.”
– Amanda Pretorius
We could not have said it any better. Rest in peace, our dear, beloved Michael. His original testimony is below.
After learning of his stage 2 testicular cancer diagnosis in November 2014, Hope4Cancer patient, Michael, was given the standard treatment advice from his conventional doctors. Unaware of alternatives and reassured that his situation “wasn’t so bad”, Michael trusted his doctors’ recommendations, ultimately undergoing two surgeries and four rounds of chemotherapy. Despite the debilitating and draining experience, the treatment thankfully seemed to work. Until…
From “Not So Bad” to “Nothing More”
Five years after his original diagnosis, in October 2019, Michael’s doctors discovered a recurrence of cancer, this time near his lung and lymph nodes. Once again recommending surgery and chemotherapy, Michael completed four additional operations to remove the tumors from his body — all to no avail.
“Suddenly, there was a sharp change in tone from ‘Oh, this is not so bad; it’s just kind of rare’ to ‘Actually, there’s nothing more we can do for you.’ No one would recommend anything other than one more round of intense chemotherapy, which might work for a year or two, but then we’d be right back where we started.”
From Surviving to Thriving
Frustrated and feeling he’d reached a dead end with their conventional practitioners, Michael and his wife, Amanda, began to search for healing alternatives, eventually landing at Hope4Cancer Treatment Centers. After attending some live webinars and conducting their own research, the couple knew it was time to make their way to Mexico.
“After receiving the second diagnosis, it was like we’d been trying to keep our head above water, but finding [Hope4Cancer] renewed our energy. You actually look and feel good here. You look and feel healthy — you never get that in a hospital. Everywhere else was a draining experience, but now? I’m thriving.”
As they prepare to return home, Michael and Amanda reflect on their three-week journey in Cancun, sharing all the ins and outs of Michael’s incredible transformation. Watch the full testimony in the video below to hear the rest of his inspiring survivor story!
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