"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."
"Life is most worthwhile when you are doing something for someone else. I know I'm making a difference and that keeps me going."
"I really think it's so important for us to be proactive in our own health. I'm not going to sit back and wait for a doctor to say, 'You've got to take this pill.'"