Like any other major experience, illness actually changes us. We think soberly, perhaps for the first time, about our past and future. Illness gives us the rarest thing in the world – a second chance, not only at health but at life itself.
— Louis Bisch
Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires – disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time, but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
— Dr. Bernie Siegel
I wouldn’t wish my disease on anyone, but I feel thankful that I’ve gone through it. It’s changed me as a person. I’m more determined. I’m a stronger person.
— Gail Devers
God does not send us despair in order to kill us; he sends it in order to awaken us to new life.
— Hermann Hesse
The most interesting thing about cancer is that it can be one of the most positive, life-affirming, incredible experiences ever. When somebody is in that position, he starts to really focus on his life, on his friends and family, and what’s really important.
— Lance Armstrong