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Without HOPE — It Is Impossible To Have Faith or Purpose

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Across All Aging is proud to have as our special guest David Octavio Gandell on the Carolyn A. Brent Show. 

"Sometimes hard circumstances are the roads that lead to understandings, reconciliations, doubts, changes, forgiveness, ends or new beginnings. Sometimes they lead to silence, other times they lead to screaming and laughter. But it seems that the road where extreme sickness and rare cases have vivacious outcomes, is one that finds its way to everyone’s hearts. Perhaps because it helps us all to overcome fears or because it stirs up deep conceptions, and some that have been scientifically proven.

This is the case of Dave Gandell, a young adult who was notified more than twice, that he would die pretty soon right after he was diagnosed with a rare type of Cancer. Science had come to the conclusion that his battle will be short even before starting treatment. But David did battle. He surprised some of the ‘negative’ doctors, and has become one strong survivor who gives hope to millions battling similar prognosis.

“In January 2004, at age 29,” explained David, “I felt a lump in the lower region, and it took me seven months to visit a doctor. In August, I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer, and a month later I had my first surgery.” But when the Cancer came back in April 2006, the projection seemed to be unbreakable. Doctors found that the pain David had been enduring was the result of a massive tumor that covered his abdomen; the majority of his organs where being crushed by it, and surgery was a risky option. According to David, the X-rays and Scans showed a tumor that looked like a tree living inside his body." -David Octavio Gandell.