James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund
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- 14460 New Falls of Neuse Road
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- Raleigh, NC 27614
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- Rhio O'Connor was diagnosed with a deadly cancer (mesothelioma) and given a year to live. Instead of giving up he found his own path to health and outlived his prognosis by more than six years. This path to health included creating his own treatment protocol which consisted of vitamins, minerals, vegetables and fruits components, essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes, herbs, a healthy (primarily vegetarian) diet and mind-body medicine. This protocol along with Rhio's optimistic spirit, belief in something greater than himself, and the ability to make tough choices helped him beat his prognosis and live with a cancer considered "incurable" for many years.
-Should cancer patients and doctors be able to use whatever treatments they like in treating cancer? Why?
-What are some examples of "alternative therapies" and why do cancer patients use them when they are not FDA approved?
-Should medicinal medicine and folk medicine have any relevance in cancer?
-It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market. Does that establish roadblocks for the testing and approval of alternative therapies?
-What changes or improvements should be made in our healthcare system and the way we treat cancer in this country so that cancer is no longer the leading cause of death in Americans under age 85?
Essays must be between 700-1,500 words in length.
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