Real Name: Kathleen Burghardt
Case: Medical Miracle
Date: December 1, 1991
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Details: On Friday, December 1, 1991, forty-two-year-old Kathleen Burghardt received a sonogram on her right breast. The sonogram confirmed that she had a large lump in the breast; the doctors told her that she probably had breast cancer. She was directed to come back on Monday for a biopsy and possible mastectomy. She was very frightened because two of her female friends had died of breast cancer. During the weekend, she began praying, fasting, and meditating, hoping for a miracle. While praying, she felt very peaceful and calm. Her anxiety and fear also went away. On Monday, when she returned, the lump was completely gone. Her doctor was shocked at what had occurred. She has been healthy ever since. She continues to meditate, pray, and receive regular breast exams. She now believes that the power of prayer helped save her life.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the May 5, 1995 episode in a segment about the power of prayer, along with the case of Eric Danowski.
- Health By Faith Research Shows People With Active Spirituality Display More Resistance To Disease
- Series Delves Into Power of Prayer