"Opening my life up to others allowed me to face it head on. I didn't stop pursuing my education, my desire to volunteer, and my political activism. I continued to push forward."
"You really learn that you're not alone from the events. There are people going through the same thing, and they understand the fight. You'll see that the disease affects so many people."
"I spent 2 weeks in the hospital depressed and crying until my doctor said to me, 'You can do 1 of 2 things. You can sit here and cry and moan or you can take back your life and be strong and positive.' I took his advice and I became stronger. I became positive."