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The Mission is Remission

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Posted on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Pat Williams is a member of the Growing Bolder TV Show on-air team, and as senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic, he's one of the top executives in professional sports.

He's also run 58 marathons, written more than 70 books, is the father of 19 children, and is one of America's top motivational speakers.

And he has incurable cancer.

Pat sat down with Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton for an exclusive one-on-one to discuss his diagnosis, how he plans to wage the battle and even how the diagnosis has tested his strong faith.

It's a powerful and frank discussion with a man who has a new motto for life: the mission is remission.

On this season of the Growing Bolder TV show, Olympians Rowdy Gaines and Dr. Dot Richardson and NBA executive and motivational speaker Pat Williams are sharing their tips for Growing Bolder in your life. Click here to watch Pat's first Growing Bolder With ... segment, and listen to him explain how anyone can be like Michael Jordan by learning to focus.

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  • Posted 10:51pm March 15th, 2011

    Pat i'm so inspired; Will be in touch when i get back to FL in April or May..... xoxo

  • Posted 12:00pm March 13th, 2011

    Thanks Pat for sharing your candid views on your multiple myeloma diagnosis and treatment. I also have MM (dx 2007), which was discovered at a routine physical. Like you, I've always believed in annual check ups. Accordingly, the MM was not advanced and allowed me several treatment options. I've written about them extensively at Good Blood, Bad Blood

    I enjoyed a 2 1/2 year remission following a stem cell transplant. Currently, I am taking oral chemo and expect that I shall once again respond and perhaps achieve another remission.

    Best wishes as you proceed with treatment.

    J. E. Smith 

  • Posted 1:28pm March 4th, 2011

    I am so glad that on Growing Bolder most of your chosen people, who share their lives with us, speak of their beliefs in God Our Father.  God has played a role in all of our lives and I appreciate that people still believe and trust in Him.

  • Posted 12:31pm March 3rd, 2011


    Qigong—Chinese mind/body exercises--helped me immensely in my successful battles with four bouts of supposedly terminal bone lymphoma cancer in the early nineties. I practiced standing post meditation, one of the most powerful forms of qigong--as an adjunct to chemotherapy, which is how it should always be used.

    Qigong kept me strong in many ways: it calmed my mind--taking me out of the fight-or-flight syndrome, which pumps adrenal hormones into the system that could interfere with healing. The deep abdominal breathing pumped my lymphatic system—a vital component of the immune system. In addition, qigong energized and strengthened my body at a time when I couldn't do Western exercise such as weight-lifting or jogging--the chemo was too fatiguing. And it empowered my will and reinforced it every day with regular practice. In other words, I contributed to the healing process, instead of just depending solely on the chemo and the doctors. Clear 15 years and still practicing!

    Bob Ellal

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