D Anthony Evans appears in the hit film Food Choices. His incredible story inspires almost all who hear it to change their eating habits and provides hope, particularly to terminal cancer patients, many of whom have few viable options for treatment. Evans was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis at the age of six, a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow over the body, including in the brain, and on the spinal cord and nerves. A few years ago, he was told that he had a two- pound tumor on his spine that had coiled around his heart and lungs, and that it was most likely inoperable. Instead of giving up, he adopted a plant-based diet, started working out and through the help of a Chicago mentor, changed his outlook on life. While officially called a “terminal cancer patient” Evans worked out 5-6 hours per day, got stronger, found he needed less sleep and his youthful appearance was restored. Eventually he was told by his doctor that the tumor completely disappeared.
It has now been over five years since Evans was given six months to live. He says that cancer is the best thing that ever happened to him, stating “I’m stronger now than I’ve ever been, I’m faster than I’ve ever been, I look 10 years younger than everybody my age, and I’m just excited to share the information with the world.”