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Stamatis Moraitis


The story of Stamatis Moraitis is inspiring because, after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer when he was in his mid-60’s, he cured himself without chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.  Instead, he moved to his hometown, changed his lifestyle, and lived to be 102 years old. You can read a New York Times article about Stamatis here. In a nutshell, Stamatis was diagnosed with lung cancer and given 9 months to live.  Instead of staying in the U.S. and undergoing conventional treatment, he chose to move to his hometown in Ikaria, Greece where he could be buried with his ancestors in a cemetery shaded by oak trees that overlooked the Aegean Sea.  After he got there, he moved in with his elderly parents, and he initially spent his days in bed, being cared for by his wife and mother. He reconnected with his religious faith there and attended a nearby church.  His…