Mike's quest to win cancer battle
MIKE Higgins, the one-time face of South-East Queensland news, looks fighting fit with his running, ski paddling and yoga keeping body and mind sound enough.
Now living at Boreen Point, the just-turned 65-year-old is not going to let something like “a minor life-threatening illness” slow down his thorough enjoyment of life for one wasteful minute.
After recently tackling a 15km trek through the wilds of Binna Burra on the Gold Coast hinterland, Mike has too much positive energy to dwell on the downside of the cancer diagnosis he received two years ago.
“It has made me think about my own mortality over the past two years, but I’m far too busy to let things like that stand in my way,” he said.
“Right from the start I decided to accept the diagnosis (of cancer), but not the prognosis.
“I am a great believer in your attitude affecting your bodily processes.”
He’s written a book, as yet unpublished, and today is putting the finishing touches on a television pilot that is still under wraps.
“I have realised that having given to charitable causes over the years that I will now have to go back to work and live to 130 to get ahead again.”
And the one-time number one Channel 7 anchorman is now preparing to sell his piece of paradise for the past five years at Boreen Point, and will be holding an open house inspection tomorrow.
“I’ll be there to meet and greet people at 39 Laguna Street from 11am on,” he said.
The sale is part of his moving forward strategy to put the odds in his favour.
He will continue to undergo conventional treatments but the sale of his home will help finance a trip to India to stay at an Ayurvedic hospital to undergo a body detoxification as well as be treated by traditional herbal medicines.
Ayurvedic medicine offers the power to hold life, protect good health and instil contentment of mind and body.
For Mike it’s just one more life experience.