Archive for the ‘Lance Armstrong’ Category

You have to believe, and you have to fight

Sunday, May 24th, 2009
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After I was well again, I asked Dr. Nichols what my chances really were. “You were in bad shape,” he said. He told me I was one of the worst cases he had seen. I asked “How bad was I? Worse than fifty percent?” He shook his head. “Worst twenty percent?” He shook his head again. “Worst ten?” He still shook his head…

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We are much better than we know. We have unrealized capacities that sometimes only emerge in crisis.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

What if I had lost? What if I relapsed and the cancer came back? I still believe I would have gained something in the struggle, because in what time I had left I would have been a more complete, compassionate, and intelligent man, and therefore more alive. The only thing the illness has convinced me of beyond all doubt- more than any…

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Cancer is not a form of death. I choose to redefine it: it is part of life

Friday, May 15th, 2009

One afternoon when I was in remission and sitting around waiting to find out if the cancer would come back, I made an acronym out of the word: Courage, Attitude, Never give up, Curability…

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Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I’ve survived cancer again, and again, and again, and again. I’ve won four Tour titles, and I wouldn’t mind a record-tying five. That would be some good living.

But the fact is that I wouldn’t have…

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When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
red hibiscus stamen

If children have the ability to ignore odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them…

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