A man in California has discovered a secret massage paradise in his dream, and he hopes it’s a sign that there’s something there for everyone.
A few weeks ago, John Thomas, a former massage therapist, had the good fortune of meeting the man who would become his partner in crime.
Thomas has a long history of helping people with pain and depression, but his career in massage therapy began with a bout with cancer.
In October, he was diagnosed as the first person diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer.
At the time, Thomas was on the mend and recovering from a successful treatment in the hopes that his cancer would slow down and return to his bones.
The night before his appointment with Dr. Chris C. Laughlin, Thomas woke up in the hospital, and his heart stopped beating.
He was unable to sleep, and had a heart attack that night.
After a CT scan, it became clear Thomas had Stage IV cancer.
His doctors decided that Thomas would be in the intensive care unit, and they planned to remove him from his wife and his family.
Thomas had been a successful massage therapist for more than 20 years, and it was a long road ahead.
But in January, Laughlin had his second CT scan.
That night, Thomas had the surgery to remove the cancerous tumor, which was located just above the breastbone.
“We had to take that and put it under the operating table,” Laughlin said.
Thomas was given three weeks to live, and after the surgery, he returned home.
Now that he was in hospice care, the cancer has completely returned.
Thomas hopes the massage paradise that Laughlin sees in his vision is a sign of hope for those suffering from cancer.
He wants to share his story and hope that someone will find something in the dream that helps them.
“I hope that we can all find a way to have some joy,” he said.
“And I hope that someday, someday, maybe, I can see it in the dreams that I have.
And then I can share that with someone.”
Thomas is not alone.
A survey conducted by the National Cancer Institute found that more than 11,000 people across the United States have had an experience that resembles what Laughlin’s dream, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
And that’s not even counting those who were treated at a spa.
Thomas and his wife, Stephanie, are both cancer patients, and she’s working on a book about her experience, which she hopes will spark other people to see their dreams and find something positive in them.
The couple was lucky to have a great support system when they had cancer, and Thomas believes he was able to find that in his own dream.
“It was a gift of love, of support and encouragement,” Thomas said.