Live’s that Inspire: Hollie’s Story

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by Jan Waterman

Choice is our fundamental power. Hollie and Patrick Quinn want you to know that you always have choice.

Even in the face of cancer, you have choice. In fact, if the doctors tell you point-blank that you don’t have choice about treatment options, you might consider that a signal to seek another opinion.

When Hollie Quinn was diagnosed with Stage Two breast cancer eight years ago, she was 38 weeks pregnant. The paralyzing fear that accompanied her diagnosis collided violently with the joyful anticipation of new parenthood. It was a surreal time of shock and joy, life and death, hope and uncertainty.

With its focus on fear, urgency and inevitability, the medical community pointed Hollie away from healing. Following her lumpectomy, they prescribed chemotherapy, radiation and hormone treatments without yet knowing the nature of Hollie’s cancer. One doctor told Hollie that if she didn’t undergo extensive surgery and other debilitating treatments, she would probably die.

Hollie’s intuition told her there was a better way. As Hollie and Patrick began to question, they experienced fortunate synchronicities that opened alternative doors. Furthermore, the Quinns are both adept at research, so they investigated the data, welcoming the distraction it provided them. They learned that conventional treatments are not always the prudent protocol to use in treating cancer, especially considering how much damage they cause to the body. Nor do they address the underlying causes of cancer. The Quinns believe that even when conventional treatment makes sense, there needs to be a component aimed at strengthening the immune system, the body’s primary tool for healing cancer.

Patrick and Hollie wrote a book to connect with others in similar situations who long for a smarter, safer way to heal themselves. You Did What? Saying ‘No’ to Conventional Cancer Treatment is their story.

“When I was first diagnosed with cancer,” Hollie explains, “I would have loved to have had someone to talk to, to tell me what they had done, and how it had worked out for them. We wrote our book to let people know they do have choices.”

The Quinns learned that modern cancer treatments come and go, and that traditional, time-tested medicine offers a safer, smarter, more comprehensive and more individualized approach to treatment. They found that traditional medicine is the leading edge. It is scientifically based and draws on several millennia of medical knowledge while prudently leveraging the best that modern medicine has to offer.

There are many stories intertwined in You Did What? In addition to the medical information about cancer treatments, the Quinns describe the history of mainstream cancer treatments in the US. The book reveals the epidemic of medical mistakes due to a system that has sadly departed from its mission to heal.

This book is not only for those who are facing cancer. You Did What? is for all of us. This is a love story about a couple who refused to let a disease separate them. It’s a hero’s tale of staying on course in the face of great challenge. Most of all, this story is inspiring, demonstrating that the end is inherent in the means, and the journey is always one of empowerment.

Hollie chose treatment designed to change her body’s biochemistry to make it inhospitable to cancer. She used natural medicines and lifestyle changes based on nutritional science to get well. The results were immediate, impressive and lasting. Hollie has been cancer-free for over eight years. She and Patrick have since welcomed a second healthy daughter into their family. The Quinns enjoy their vibrantly healthy lifestyle and are grateful for every moment.

Jan Waterman is a writer, teacher and learner who is passionate about life and discovering what is true. She hopes that what she writes will open people to considering new thoughts and ideas about their spiritual selves. <waterman@frii.com>