That's very good to hear and reassuring. I'm kind of trying it myself (The Secret). My good (and knowledgeable) Buddhist friend says this is an interpretation of Karma. You can dedicate your good Karma to any purpose. Visualising what you want supposedly helps too, rather than just rattling off a quick prayer. (They talk about visualising in The Secret too). Then just try to be a good person and build up good Karma to help manifest things. Larger tasks require a larger buildup of Karma. If you believe in God, then ask for a cure and tell him you dedicate your good works to this solution. Whether Karma or God, I don't think it matters. I hardly need to say there are no guarantees however. But keep trying. Oh and things won't fall into your lap, you have to try and create the best conditions possible for the manifestation to work.