"Surviving cancer taught me that I am stronger and able to accomplish much more than I realize."
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childhood cancer recipients
"Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You cannot withstand the storm,' and the warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.' I am that survivor: a warrior."
"I may not have many memories of being in the hospital, but I do deserve the title 'cancer survivor' because of how I live out my life to honor the little girl that fought ALL."
"Survivorship to me is using my story to inspire others, remembering that my courage is bigger than all my fears, and reminding myself daily of the battle which taught me that love has the capacity to multiply faster than any cancer cell ever could."
"Survivorship means living every single day with the primary outlook of gratitude."
"My undying adventure in a hospital bed has given me a critical life lesson: it is not how long one lives that matters, but how he or she lives."
"Having been the recipient of tremendous compassion and being touched by numerous incredible foundations for cancer, I find great joy in my ability to serve and assist those suffering with a terminal illness."
"My entire worldview today is directly due to the personal growth I experienced throughout treatment, and to me that opportunity is the essence of survivorship."
"I am not a survivor just because the cancer is no longer visible on computer images; I am a survivor because these twenty-one marks remind me that I have a purpose in life."
"What does survivorship really mean to me? It means a second chance at life."
"To be a survivor means so much more than surviving the battle and claiming victory."
"To me survivorship means that you have weathered a storm and come out a different person. Some storms are small, like a thunderstorm, and some storms are gigantic, like a hurricane."
"Surviving is living beyond cancer and enjoying life again."
"Survivorship means that I will live in the moment, be confident in my contribution and intentional in my desire to change the world."
"Currently, I am living as a survivor which I now understand is an immense gift not to be taken for granted. "
"Survival is not simply merely existing , it is living your life every day fully and completely. "