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Stories and Words of Inspiration that help me on this journey

My son stood in front of his school of 800 boys, along with various faculty and staff, and told his story. 

His speech was serious and sad. It was witty and inspirational.  He spoke in a strong voice, and he smiled his way through it. His classmates listened, and then they laughed. At the end, they gave him a standing ovation. 


I was blown away. So proud that he was determined to share his life, but also so sad that his convocation speech was about his diagnosis of these three diseases.

His main message continues to be his mantra for life: No matter what you are going through, surround yourself with people you love, smile, laugh and keep your fire of hope burning. 

Keep your 
fire of hope
"The best things in life are on the other side of fear."  - Will Smith

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.


It does not mean to be in a

place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be

calm in your heart. 

-Lady Gaga


can be found

even in the 


of times, if only one


to turn on the

LIGHT. albus dumbledore

Just because someone carries it well doesn't mean it isn't heavy.


Type 1 Diabetics

have to make an average of


decisions every day.

Give yourself a break.

You are doing the best you can.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

-Marcus Aurelius

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