In 2003 comic ventriloquist James Wedgwood was diagnosed with a small mass on his left kidney. Having watched his best friend die of kidney cancer nine years earlier, he had to make a choice: take the traditional medical route of surgery or pursue the Gerson Therapy, which he had read about years earlier. Because of the impact the book he had read had on him, and testimonials from recovered patients, he chose Gerson. With the incredible dedication of his wife Gail, he pursued the therapy religiously for two years, even taking it on the road with him to shows across the country. Today, he is still enjoying his career making people laugh, and has written his own book about his experience called 3.000 Coffee Breaks.