John of God and Lisa at the Casa
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Lisa spent most of her teen years watching her mother suffer through chemotherapy to fight breast and bone cancers. Her mother passed away when Lisa was 19. When Lisa turned 37, she got more bad news—she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Doctors recommended a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, but Lisa refused. Desperate to find an alternative treatment, she traveled from her home in South Africa to Abadiania to see John of God. While at the Casa, Lisa volunteered for a visible surgery—a nasal probe.

"My heart was beating very fast [during the surgery]. And then I sort of felt him turning this instrument, and I remember a crunching sound and thinking 'How far can this thing go back?' because it felt really far," she says. "I wouldn't say it was painful. It was more like shock."
FROM: Do You Believe in Miracles?
Published on November 17, 2010

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