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My Battle With Thyroid Cancer

A storyteller changes the ending of his own story

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There’s something I’ve been keeping to myself the past few months, but I feel it’s finally time to let everyone in on it. I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise, as dozens of close friends don’t even know about it yet. Some may be offended or hurt that I didn’t choose to share it with them before, but the situation called for immediate action and intense concentration; it’s pretty much been the center of my life for the last six months. Fact is, I have cancer. On August 6th of 2012, a…

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There’s something I’ve been keeping to myself the past few months, but I feel it’s finally time to let everyone in on it. I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise, as dozens of close friends don’t even know about it yet. Some may be offended or hurt that I didn’t choose to share it with them before, but the situation called for immediate action and intense concentration; it’s pretty much been the center of my life for the last six months.

Fact is, I have cancer.

On August 6th of 2012, a literal lump in my throat was diagnosed as thyroid cancer, a papillary carcinoma that, while likely not life-threatening, seemed to call for removal of my thyroid; despite an excellent prognosis, surgery would still leave me taking medication for the rest of my life. And so, even though all my doctors expected me to make a full recovery, I was nevertheless left with a choice: surgery or no surgery?

My first few thoughts, immediately after diagnosis:

First, my thyroid was working perfectly, so I’d rather not cut out a perfectly good organ. Second, I speak for a living, so I was loathe to have someone take a knife to my throat, thankyouverymuch.

My partner Tess Masters immediately contacted a dear friend who organized a clinical trial for a new cancer treatment being tested for FDA approval. Within minutes, we were told that I was accepted into the study. While having remarkable success rates, it nevertheless had its disadvantages: it was eighteen weeks long, and had to be done in New York City.

But we had another promising option for treatment: dietary and lifestyle changes. Last year I was treated at Dr. Robert O. Young’s pH Miracle Center for diabetes, where I met people who walked in with Stage IV cancer, yet walked out healthy. It was remarkable, but daunting: the diet and lifestyle changes it called for were enormously challenging.

So we essentially had three options: have surgery to remove my thyroid, follow Dr. Young’s protocol and make lifestyle changes that would cure the cancer, or travel to New York for the FDA trial.

When Tess asked which of these I wanted to do, I said, “Why choose only one? I’m all about redundancy. Let’s kill it from two sides at once.”

Surgery was out; I wanted it to be my last option, not first. But the other two weren’t mutually exclusive–so I followed Dr. Young’s diet while undergoing treatment in New York. I was diagnosed on a Monday, and by Thursday I had packed up and moved, temporarily, to New York. By Friday, I was in treatment. (Many of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter were curious why I moved; now you know.)

The publishers I work for were wonderful during this time. With only a few days’ notice, Random House, Hachette and Audible.com went to great lengths to arrange alternative studios where I could record the books I was working on for them at the time–Justin Cronin’s The Twelve, Nelson DeMille’s The Panther and Stephen R. Donaldson’s This Day All Gods Die. Despite the dire circumstances, each book will maintain a very special place in my memory in years to come. It was while working on them that I began to get well.

Still, recording one book in particular was hugely satisfying while I was in New York, and it’s the reason I’m talking about all this today. To help lay the scene, you should know that my diet used to be, in a word, awful. My background is that of, shall we say, a toxic omnivore: meals weren’t complete unless they contained meat, potatoes, grains and sugar, and all of it packaged and processed. And, as with many Americans, my diet had its consequences: by my early 40s I was carrying an extra fifty pounds, was constantly tired, and overall, felt like crap. It wasn’t the wisest lifestyle choice for someone diagnosed with Type I diabetes when I was nineteen, but again, when it came to junk food, I was dedicated.

I began mending my ways soon after recording The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, as well as his other books, The Botany Of Desire and In Defense Of Food. Michael’s writing about food is passionate and persuasive, and for the first time, after working on an audiobook, I found myself eating better. I passed along my thanks for the healthier eating habits and better health via email and Michael was so gracious; I imagine it was hardly the first time he’s heard such a thing, he must hear similar stories every day. It was a heady feeling, and I could scarcely imagine that another such experience was in my future–reading a book about food and health that would profoundly impact my life.

Enter my partner, Tess Masters: an actress and voiceover artist, as well as a longtime vegetarian and now Vegan who, on her website, healthyblenderrecipes.com, helps people maintain a healthy lifestyle with an awesome array of recipes, food allergy information, and advice. In addition, having read Dr. Young’s book, The pH Miracle, when it was first released in 2002, Tess had been living a high-alkaline lifestyle for ten years.

Tess met Dr. Young at a presentation at the Beverly Hills Library and learned of the success he’s had with Type I diabetics: an extraordinary number of them have been able to stop taking insulin after adopting this diet. Impresario that she is, Tess asked Dr. Young if they had an audiobook edition of The pH Miracle. When he said no, she suggested the possibility of him treating my diabetes, after which I would record his book. God bless him, Dr. Young handed over his business card and said, “Call me tomorrow.”

I ultimately spent a week at Dr. Young’s pH Miracle Center, and despite some initial doubts, my nightly insulin dosage dropped from nearly twenty units to just one after only three days. Amazingly, however, it just didn’t seem the right decision for me; at the time, it just didn’t feel right. And so, although I stayed vegetarian, I stopped adhering to the stricter guidelines Dr. Young suggests.

People kept asking me, “Why quit after such great results?” Well, there were a variety of reasons. One is that it was extremely difficult. As a dedicated meat-, wheat-, starches- and sugar-eater, I thought the diet was too much for me. Another, better reason is that I just hadn’t accepted the reality or the potential of the diet, despite the success I had seen in my own life. But I actually think there was a third, more vital reason why I didn’t stay on the program: the pain wasn’t bad enough.

Diabetes was horrible, yet it was the devil I knew: it was manageable. It also let me eat anything I wanted with little thought of consequence. After all, I could always take a little more insulin if I wanted something I shouldn’t have, right? I wasn’t happy with it, but diabetes wasn’t painful.

Then along came cancer.

Other than environmental causes like exposure to radiation or living next to power lines, cancer seemed to be a result of things we do that we shouldn’t be doing, or not doing that we should. It is definitely a systemic disease, and while emergencies often call for operating on targeted areas of the body, a topical approach to a systemic illness has always seemed too risky for my money. For me, I would rather make lifestyle changes that would get rid of cancer instead of invasive surgery.

Which means the pain had finally become strong enough, I suppose. And despite the fact I hadn’t exactly embraced his program before, the moment he heard of my diagnosis, Dr. Young was as kind and supportive as a human being can be. When Tess called him in tears to tell him of my diagnosis, Dr. Young immediately invited us down to the Center; in fact, he told us the Center was full, but we could stay in his guest room. As someone who’s spent my entire adult life under the close supervision of health care practitioners, this is easily the kindest gesture I’ve ever received.

Extraordinary coincidences immediately started happening, yet I’ve never believed in that word; I’ve always thought coincidences were merely God trying to stay anonymous. Soon after I moved to New York, I heard from Hachette Audio: after discussing recording the title several times, it was finally time to do so–I would record The pH Miracle while Dr. Young was treating me for cancer.

Dr. Young has been enthusiastic in helping me battle cancer, and several months later, I’m even more enthusiastic in my excitement to recommend his diet. I can tell you from personal experience: what you will hear in this audiobook works. How do I know?

Because after only thirty days on this program, my tumors were already shrinking.

It’s a source of great pride for me that I was asked to write an introduction to the audio edition of The pH Miracle, sharing my experiences and its effect on my cancer. Tess, who voices the portions of the book written from Shelley Redford-Young’s point of view, as well as the sidebars and success stories, is as thrilled as I am. Dr. Young’s program has had a profound impact on our lives, and we’re hopeful that the same can be said of any one of you who listen to the audiobook. Now five months into the program, my tumors continue to wither, and we foresee a cancer-free life in our very near future. I eagerly await the day when I’m labeled the latest pH Miracle.

For me, hearing of some far-distant person who had success with a cancer treatment was never quite so powerful as knowing someone for whom it worked. So for you who listen to this book, remember that what you hear isn’t merely optimism. The Youngs’ high-alkaline diet and lifestyle works.

You can hear a preview and purchase the audiobook here, on Audible.com. I hope you will. It’s an extraordinary story, and I want to share it with as many people as possible.

The pH Miracle is Robert and Shelley Young’s story, yes, but it is also my story. And most importantly, if you choose to put it into practice, it can be your story, as well.

Thanks for listening, and thanks as well for your prayers. God bless you all.

 

Scott Brick

The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health
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The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health

This Day All Gods Must Die: The Gap into Ruin
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This Day All Gods Must Die: The Gap into Ruin

The Fifth Assassin
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The Fifth Assassin

The Panther
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The Panther

In Defense of Food
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In Defense of Food

The Twelve
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The Twelve

The Botany of Desire
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The Botany of Desire

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Me, after working too hard, exercising too little, and eating the worst food imaginable.

Scott Brick and Tess Masters

Finally a bit less of me, after adopting a high-alkaline diet. This is Tess and I at audiobook narrator Katy Kellgren’s wedding.

Scott Brick and Dr. Young

Dr. Young began my treatment by performing a live blood analysis at the pH Miracle Center. Here he told me I had an extraordinarily strong immune system, then showed it to me with his microscope: I got to watch my white blood cells kicking the crap out of

Scott Brick cooking

A high-alkaline diet means cooking TONS of greens, a skill I never learned, but here I am taking a crash-course in the pH Miracle Center’s kitchen, on my way to becoming an expert. Thankfully no-one was harmed before or after the taking of this photo.

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Pamela Tansey says:

I applaud your courage in writing and sharing this personal and private battle with us.  We are your “loving public” and dedicated personal fans, so I believe it will bring you the needed support and heartfelt caring that you need to know exists for you.  God Bless you and your journey, and I will gladly add you in my prayers, Scott.  I will be one of many who pledge support and <3 to you.  Continued success with your progress!!

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Chris Manson says:

Scott, I have always admired you and now I think even more highly of you.

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Anne Ganguzza says:

Courageous and inspiring.  You have touched me deep in my soul, more than you can possibly imagine.  Thank you for sharing your story (I know how frightening it can be from my own experience) You have given a beautiful gift of yourself that will inspire others and give hope.  Please always remember that.  Blessings, Love, and Light to you and Tess for continued perfect health and happiness.

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Pearl Hewitt says:

Amazing Scott! Your honesty and courage speak volumes and there is nothing else for it but for you to now fully recover. Good living and the power of positivity will ultimately prove the victor. You are awesome! Thank you for giving us a window to your life that may in fact be a catalyst for many of us to start doing something to change our own lives, especially those of us in our mid 40s who are starting to see and feel the results of the bad lifestyles most of us have lived our whole lives. Thank you, thank you! Big hug to you and best wishes for a full recovery!

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Juliette Gray says:

Scott, your description of the last six months is cathartic.  It takes courage to do what you have done. I am definitely going to get the book.  I heard about the alkaline diet a couple of years ago from Denise Chamberlain at one of Pat Fraley’s workshops.  The one thing that everyone can do is to drink alkaline water.  My husband and I have been doing that for about 4 years now and he is almost 4 years in remission from lymphoma.  But I know we can do more.  Remarkable that you have someone as gifted as Tess to guide you at this time in your life, although to paraphrase what you say that is not just coincidence.  Wishing you continued well being.

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Jeff Ursillo says:

Scott..I am so glad you made the choices you did and are a survivor! I have much respect for the man who, to me, will always be John Corey and Dirk Pitt!

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Laura Bednarski says:

Thanks for sharing your story and journey. It is an inspiration for all.

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Gene Dixon says:

You may not realize this, but you are a hero to many. Thank you for sharing your story.
with love and respect.
Gene

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Marie-Guy says:

Amazing! You are an inspiration. Good on you for making the right choices for your own life.

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Rob says:

I’m not currently wearing a hat, which is a shame, because, if I were, I’d be taking it off right now. A beautiful sentiment, beautifully written, by, dare I say it, a beautiful guy.

xoxo—R

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Cori says:

I’m sorry, Scott, I may have missed a detail here.  At what point did you drop out of the FDA trial?  You don’t mention this again after describing your move to New York to enrol in it.

You explicitly say that the dietary changes you made directly affected the cancer—and that choosing to act on the information in this book can do the same for other people.  I guess I’d just like to be clear that being part of a clinical trial wasn’t relevant in any way.

So glad this is working for you and I hope the tumours continue to disappear, never to return!

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Steve Cook says:

The healthy glow in the photo with Tess, compared to the “before” shot (in which you look a lot like Churchill there behind you) says it all.  And, as a former cabinetmaker and user of sharp tools, let me encourage you to keep all body parts BEHIND the pointy part of the knife when you are cutting veggies!  Seriously, a wonderful and inspiring story.  May the blessings continue for you both, and thank you for sharing this.

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Ricki says:

I just loved listening to this, Scott. I’m so happy for you that things have worked out so well—congratulations on finding that sweet spot where lifestyle, diet and good health intersect! Best of luck on your continued journey away from cancer. And can’t imagine a better pair than you and Tess to narrate this book! :)

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Kevin Kraft says:

Very inspiring Scott.  Thank you for sharing this deeply personal and hopeful story.  I’m sure it will lead others toward a path of healing and greater health, if not outright save a life.  Bravo.

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Dave Courvoisier says:

Scott,
I respect you so for keeping this to yourself, and I respect you more for telling the story when you were ready.  Both serve as personal inspiration.

“In the midst of Winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible Summer”  —albert camus

‘Thought of this when I read your story!

Dave Courvoisier

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Anna-Lena Bromberg says:

Scott,  we have fun memories of you and Tess blending and chopping and making almond milk in the kitchen in NY!  It was wonderful to listen to this recording and hear that things are going so well. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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Tora says:

What an inspiring story. Know exactly what you mean when you say “the pain wasn’t bad enough”. Ain’t that the truth when we need to make changes?! Can’t wait to listen to the audio version of the pH Miracle, will be more poignant knowing the full story going on behind the scenes.

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Ellen Lorin says:

Keeping good thoughts for you, Scott. I am glad to hear you are taking care of yourself.  You have always been an inspiration to me and look forward to years and years of further inspirations.

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Paul Strikwerda says:

Many of the most prevalent diseases are lifestyle related and can be cured by changes in lifestyle. I am absolutely convinced that we can eat ourselves into sickness as well as into health.

I’ve always been a vegetarian, and a few months ago I started juicing after watching “Fat, sick and nearly dead”).  During my first juice fast, my weight went down, my energy level went up and I felt better than ever before.

Since then, my wife (who has MS) and I have become frequent juicers.

Thank you so much for sharing your story, Scott. I’m so glad you’re doing well. Enjoy your new diet and lifestyle. It’s a lifesaver!

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John Florian says:

I look up to you Scott - you’re a leader, and you’ve helped me with your courage. You really speak to us!!

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Susan Iannucci says:

Scott, This is a glorious story. I will be praying for you (and Tess) that you be cancer free in the near future. God be with you both.

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Brittanny Krause says:

This is unbelievably inspiring and speaks to me personally. My mother was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer back in the 90s and back then surgery was the only option. As an aspiring voice-over artist I appreciate the your tenacity and courage to share your struggles and journey in a way that literally speaks to so many. Thank you for your artistry!

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Debbe Hirata says:

Scott Brick, your soul has touched mine ... and so many others.  Thank you for honesty, your courage and your shining light of truth.  The miracle of you is a gift to all.

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Reg Riemer says:

All the best to your recovery Scott, I’m one of your hugest fans!
Love
Reg of Calgary and Arizona

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Elina says:

Hi Scott,

Congratulations on being cancer free! I have recently been diagnosed with stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and have been looking for a lifestyle /diet books that can help me beat this cancer. However, I am not clear did you combine the diet with conventional treatment/ drugs or was it ALL based on your new alkaline diet. I know a few people claim that they beat cancer through alternative methods but then add that they also have done conventional therapy. It is a matter of life and death for people like myself who are putting our hope and faith into an alternative healing and want to forgo conventional methods completely. So would really need that confrmation from you. Thanks!

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Jess says:

Did you drop out of the FDA trial in NY? If not, do you think those treatments had anything to do with the tumors shrinking? Hitting your cancer from two sides approaches is smart, it’s cancer after all and needs to be both out-witted and out-run. However, from the perspective of the scientific method there are now uncontrolled for variables that make the reason the tumors went away much less clear to discern for sure. How have others in the trial done?

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Jim says:

Thanks for sharing.  Am a thyroid cancer survivor myself.  Mine was pretty aggressive so had to have the entire thyroid removed in 2010 - glad you are able to treat in other ways.  I look forward to checking out blenderrecipes and await your next Thomas Covenant audiobook ;)

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Dan Absalonson says:

Wow. I haven’t been to the site in a while - I had no idea. I’m so happy to hear that my favorite audio book narrator is on the mend. I will be looking into this book and diet. It sounds like just what I need to lose the tire that’s grown around my stomach. I also wanted to say thank you Scott, for being an inspiration. I just landed my very first gig as an audio book narrator. People like you and Frank Muller are part of the reason I dreamed of narrating books myself. My prayers are with you Scott. You’ve always come off as a class act, and like I said - your my favorite audio book narrator so I want you healthy for selfish reasons too ;) Get well Scott, as you already are - and you’ll be in my prayers. Thanks for turning my long commutes into a time I look forward to.

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tom kitrick says:

I have listened to you for several months as I moved through the Foundation and Dune Series, and really was just curious to “google” you to see who you were. Wow your story is amazing and I wish you all the best and just want to thank you for the great work you bring to audio books. I have recently re-committed to a healthy lifestyle and audio books are a part of it. Thank you and all the best!

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Randy J says:

Most people select books based on the author.  For the past 8 years, I have been selecting my books based on the reader named Scott Brick.  You have a magical voice that can make an otherwise mundane description of something like paint drying sound exciting.  Keep up the good work and I’ll be praying for you.

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Linda Emmart says:

Yes, I am also an avid fan of your reading! I am sorry you only narrate a couple of the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child books. I’ll have to try the other authors just to hear your narration, which could make the difference to the story.

I only have two favorite narrators, you and Jim Dale. You both make reading come alive, use characterizations in your readings, and allow those of us with poor eyesight or bad sleeping habits to listen to you bring alive the written word.

I hope you are still cancer-free and doing well. I am going to look into your diet as well since I have my own issues with gluten intolerance and fibromyalgia and migraines.

Thank you for posting your story for us fans!

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Karen says:

To me you are John Galt!  You can do anything!  Stat strong!  Thanks for sharing your story.

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Lawrence Geller says:

Ironically, today I just started listening to the Botany of Desire and am already hooked! Like countless others, I am a huge fan of yours. I recently finished listening to Salt and The Great Influenza, both of which captivated me. As a diabetic who stuggles with the disease, I wish you the best of luck with your diabtes and cancer. Obviously I am going to have to see what the pH Miracle can do for me! For the past eight years I have lived in Thailand with my family teaching English. Your voice whether reading fiction or non-fiction has given me incaluable pleasure over the years. I hope you will have many years of good health and happiness ahead of you.

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Shawn hooks says:

Thanks for sharing your story and being candid about your struggles.  It helps others who engage in their own battles.  I enjoy listening to Audiobooks, but have only found two narrators that I absolutely love to listen to and you are one of them.  I find myself actually listening to books that I normally wouldn’t be drawn to, because of you.  Thanks for broadening my horizons and being an inspiration.

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D Shepherd says:

Hi Shawn, he is one of my favorite narrators too. I introduced a 70-year old co-worker of mine to audio books a couple of years ago, and Scott Brick is absolutely her favorite narrator. In fact, her cat loves hearing his voice too & walks out of the room if other narrators are playing over the speaker. Like you, my friend & I will chance listening to other books only because they are narrated by Scott Brick. He can make about any book interesting. I enjoyed reading your comment & share in your encouragement.

Veronica James says:

Scott, thank you so much for sharing your story so courageously!  No doubt you will help many others who fall victim to the consequences of common unhealthy eating habits, and you give them hope!  I am glad this is working so well for you.  Tess must be your guardian angel—Bless her!  Thanks for coming to teach in NY last weekend—you were a blessing to or class and it is an honour to study with you.  I will continue to pray for you as you asked, and hope to hear that you are fully cancer-free very soon.  God Bless you and Tess.

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Paul Sullian says:

We’ve been out of touch for a while, but I wanted you to know I just learned of your cancer diagnosis and your efforts towards treatment, and that I continue to wish you the very best and hope strongly that you will be able to continue your brave and successful fight against this dreaded development.

As we’ve discussed before, your work has been an amazing addition to my life and has been as inspirational as it has been impactful.  I believe that you have provided entertainment and knowledge to a vast array of listeners and potential narrators and I hope that continues for decades to come.

Too many great talents and good people are lost far too young, and it is my fervent hope that your dedication to being well will prevent you from being one of them.

Please take care and be strong, and know that there are those beyond your immediate circle who are sending well wishes and positive vibes in the hopes that some small measure of support from a distance can aid in your ongoing battle.

Sincerely,

Paul Sullivan

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Doug says:

Scott, I’ve loved the books you’ve done. If it’s any help, my mom got Thyroid Cancer in 1977 and had it completely removed. She is still alive to this day. It’s a VERY survivable form of cancer if treated properly. Best Wishes!

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Lauren Rico says:

Hi Scott!  I’m a classical music b’caster and your storytelling has taught and inspired me professionally for many years.  Now it’s your personal journey that I find so inspirational as I deal with a recent breast cancer diagnosis.  Thank you for your amazing work and for sharing your amazing story.  All Best, Lauren

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Chad James says:

Scott,

As an avid Cusslerman I have been listening to your words make the adventures of Pitt, Austin, Cabrillo and the rest come alive and I thank you for that!  Stay strong and never give up.

Chad

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Stephen Knight (of Paul Pape's Group) says:

As per our conversation, Tess’s contact with my wife Lucy who has Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).

If you or Tess drop an email to me, I will return it with contact info for us. 

Thanks and be well,

Stephen

stephenknightactor.com

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Michael Klouda says:

Scott, thanks for sharing your story. While my family is real-food/healthy-eating focused, we are not as dedicated as we should be. Your story has helped me redouble our effort and eat and live better.

God bless and keep at it. I’m off now to buy some more Stephen R Donaldson audiobooks :-)

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Vicky Favitta says:

Scott, Thank you for your Honesty & Bravery. Maybe you can give us an update? It is 13 months since your initial diagnosis & 6 months since your last update… How are you now? Are you still in the FDA trial? Are you maintaining this Ph diet? How are you feeling? Have the tumors remained shrunk? Are they gone? How is your Blood Glucose levels? So Sorry…. just have so many questions… I had 3 Ovarian tumors & sadly did not know of this diet, they told me that they ranged in sizes from a pea to a garbanzo bean. In actuality they removed 4.5 lbs of tumor & scar tissue including my fallopian tubes & uterus. My surgery was done via the Da Vinci Robot. I am still healing, So again - I thank you! & Please.. Give us an update heheheeheeee… Going to give this book a look over ... Many Blessings~... Namaste~! <3 :)

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Dave Smith says:

Scott, I had health problems a few years ago and although completely recovered now, listening to audiobooks was probably one of the most important ways I had of keeping my spirits up and keeping pushing ahead until I won….and it was your voice that was always keeping me going. So I have to say, you have got to beat this problem Scott..and you will. I can’t express how much I pray for your success in recovering your health.

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Michael Cocannouer says:

Scott, I came to your website to leave you a glowing review of your work, but now it almost pales in light of what you are dealing with. I will pray for your continued progress and good health.
I love Greg Hurwitz novels. I found that what endears me to them, even more than the story line and the way they are written, is the way you present them. You are very good at what you do. I find myself searching “Audible” not so much for who wrote the book but who “speaks” the book. The books in my wishlist are all spoken by you because I enjoy so much the way you interpret the characters and the subject matter.  You are a true master at what you do.
Continue to fight Scott. You have good reason to do so.

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mai huynh says:

Hi Scott. I’m a producer at Mullen Advertising in SF. Did you record a voice-over audition for Lumosity? We thought we heard your audition, but can’t seem to find any information.  Please email or call me back if you did.  We liked your voice and trying to get a hold of that original audition.  Thanks!

mai
415.215.5553

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john in Santa Barbara says:

Dealing with cancer for over 40 years, I feel being a vegetarian in the last 25 has kept me alive and hopefully will do the same for you. I listen to over 50 nonfiction audio books a year and when I heard your voice at the beginning of Al Gore’s The Future, I said to myself, “oh boy, Scott Brick”, since you brought so much more life to so many potentially boring books. Although I love Al Gore, I soon found that your voice is simply a bumper introduction since the former VP narrated the book himself. I soon found myself drifting from the content as was the case with so many Well-intentioned, but monotone teachers and professors.

You have a gift, and perhaps your cancer and new relationship are not accidents. There is much work to be done and I hope you enjoy each moment of it.

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Angela Bullock says:

I did not know you till the other night. Watching the live stream of your talk for the SAG Foundation: Audio Books, A Discussion with Industry Professionals.  I’m new to audio books but your talk was so informative I followed up with research which led me to you website.  Thank you for your willingness to share your own personal story.  My sister has had Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 17.  I cannot wait to share your story with her and to listen to your audio of PH Miracle.  Thank you also for all the valuable information you so willingly share about the Audio Books Industry.  All the best.

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chris says:

Hey there Scott.  You are by far my favorite audio book reader.  You’re really great at making a book enjoyable, and I thank you for the hours upon hours of great listening.  Wish you well my friend!

Chris from Canada

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Chelle Bell says:

Because of your sheer talent, I’ve discovered a love for audiobooks. This has made my long drives pleasurable.  Thank you!

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Larry Graves says:

Scott, you have been my favorite reader of audiobooks for yrs and I frequently start my search for my next audiobook based on what you have read. There is no finer reader of action/adventure than you (My Dead Body by Charlie Huston is the finest audiobook in my collection and it is because of your reading/portrayal!).
  As a long haul truck driver, you have accompanied me on many thosands of miles and had a significant positive impact on my quality of life. I know it may sound like exageration, but its not. Thank you for that.
  I am pleased and grateful (for purely selfish reasons) that your health and quality of life has experienced the dramatic upswing it has. It means you will be entertaining me for many thousands of more miles.
Congratulations on your newfound health!

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Kay says:

Afer listening to many audio books narrated by various individuals, it is amazing to realize how many times I have chosen to read a book just because it says “Read by: Scott Brick”.  Thought I would learn a little about the person with the engaging, exciting, soothing, voice that makes the story come alive. I enjoy audio books while cooking, relaxing, waiting for grandchildren at school etc. Thank you very much. Your delivery is excellent. The cadence just right. I could go on. The best to you. Sorry you have been ill & so glad your health has improved. Best regards.

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Dennis Brooke says:

I’m a major Scott Brick fan. My favorite delivery of one of his lines is from Justin Cronin’s, “The Passage.”
“What is an RPG?”
“I don’t know—but I know I want one!”
Master of the craft.

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Bill Thum says:

I’ve got to say that the reason for my visit to your site was to find new authors to “read”.  One of the main reasons I choose an author is because you are reading it.  I enjoy your work tremendously.  That being said I really read your story and am impressed and thankful to you for sharing it makes one put things in perspective.

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Tony Scheetz says:

I am a huge fan of your work. I too find new authors to listen to just because I find you are reading their material. Your voice has multiplied my love of a good story many times over. You are an amazing talent, and while I am shocked and dismayed to hear about your cancer diagnosis, I am pleased that you have turned it into a positive change in your life. I pray you have many healthy years ahead, full of the joy that you give so many of us. I can’t thank you enough for your contributions to the audiobook world. Thank you Scott. Keep reading and I’ll keep listening.

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Just dropping in to say you are awesome, and long may your health allow that to continue. I drive for a living, so i’ve spent a lot of time with you keeping me company. Just, thanks.

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