Is it possible that "giving" is good medicine? Brice Royer of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, thinks so. He was diagnosed in 2012 with a rare type of stomach cancer. At first he contemplated suicide, but then he read scientific studies about healing with love, so instead of being depressed, he launched a year of random acts of kindness.
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Among other good deeds, he spent last winter raising $25,000 to buy a home for a single mom and her daughter. He arranged for delivery of organic vegetables to the shelter where she stayed. He gave money to strangers who needed help with rent. On April 14, his caregiver wheeled him to his doctor to get the results of an MRI. Here he is receiving the news, which the doctor called "unexplainable by western science." The cancer is gone.