It is extremely difficult to deal with such a horrible diagnosis as non-Hodgkin's mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) with a statistical life expectancy of 2.5 years.
Some people would lose themselves in a state of despair and hopelessness, others would give in and accept their imminent death, and others would mindlessly follow all kinds of treatments.
Ernst got this diagnosis at the age of 41. His approach to this death sentence was realistic. He decided to find out about the disease, research the topic and look for ways to manage the situation. Today, at the age of 82, he still enjoys good health and great endurance, which enables him to work intensively for his two non-profit organizations.
Perhaps because he has remained true to his mostly raw-vegan lifestyle.