At age 43, Anita Moorjani found a lump on her left shoulder. She was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. At the time of her diagnosis, both her best friend and brother-in-law were suffering from cancer, and Anita was watching them deteriorate while going through chemotherapy. Soon, they both passed away.
Anita began to explore all methods of alternative healing that she could find. She tried hypnotherapy, meditation, prayer, chanting, and Chinese herbal remedies. Eventually she quit working and traveled to India to follow the healing systems of ayurveda and yoga. After six months in India, both she and her yoga master felt that she had healed.
Upon returning home to Hong Kong, some friends expressed doubt that she could have gotten better, and their opinions made Anita doubt her recovery. She became confused about the differences between ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western naturopathic systems. Stress, confusion, and fear overtook her, and her health deteriorated rapidly.
Soon, Anita was in and out of the hospital for blood transfusions. Her cancer spread throughout her lymphatic system, and it was too late for chemotherapy. Her doctor gave her three months to live. On February 2nd, 2006, Anita fell into a coma, and was admitted to one of the best hospitals in Hong Kong. The doctors told Anita’s husband that she had tumors the size of lemons throughout her lymphatic system, her brain and lungs were filled with fluid, and her organs had shut down. She was not going to make it through the night.
Though her eyes were closed and she appeared to be in a comatose state, Anita was acutely aware of everything that was going on. She could hear and see a conversation taking place between her husband and her doctor, even though it was happening outside the ICU, 40 feet down the hallway. She knew that her brother was boarding a plane thousands of miles away to come see her. She also knew that if she chose to return to her life, that she would experience a full recovery.
On the afternoon of February 3rd, 30 hours after slipping into a coma, Anita opened her eyes. Her doctor relayed the news that her organs had begun to function again. Over the coming weeks, Anita’s cancer completely disappeared. Her miraculous recovery has been medically documented, and she was featured in the documentary Heal.
I will leave the incredible details of Anita’s near-death experience and recovery for those who want to read her book, but suffice it to say that reading this book will change your view of life and death.