The power of positive thinking

Mickey Guisewite, Parent WIth A Purpose, shares advice for parents on how the beneficial effects of positive thinking for her son during cancer treatment
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The power of positive thinking

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I really know that positive thinking had an effect on our son during his cancer treatment. The treatments were long. They were difficult. They were painful. I don't know how he would have gotten through it without being able to re-direct his thinking from all the pain he was going through, and focus on the positive that he could do. When you are going through cancer treatment, there is so much you can't do. My son wasn't able to play basketball. He couldn't play baseball. He couldn't run around with his friends, but he could draw a really cool picture in his hospital bed. He could build an amazing lego set in his hospital bed. He could sit there and shoot baskets across the room. These were all things he could do. The body and mind work together. Can having a positive attitude cure cancer? No, of course, it can't; but I really believe that having a positive attitude and feeling emotionally strong, can help prepare the body for healing.

Mickey Guisewite, Parent WIth A Purpose, shares advice for parents on how the beneficial effects of positive thinking for her son during cancer treatment

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Mickey Guisewite is a former advertising executive and syndicated newspaper columnist who started The Bottomless Toy Chest after her son successfully completed cancer treatment. The Bottomless Toy Chest is a nonprofit organization devoted to delivering toys, crafts and hands-on activities to hospitalized pediatric cancer patients. Mickey lives at home with her husband, son, daughter, two dogs, two cats and two turtles. When she’s not delivering toys to sick kids, she’s at home trying to find a tiny space on the couch among her two-legged and four-legged family members. 

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