At age 21, Stephen Hawking, renowned physicist was given 2 years to live after a diagnosis. A myriad of honorary doctorates, books, lectures, professorshipsand fifty-one years later he is still alive (perhaps outlived the doctor who gave him his 2 year life expectancy) doing what he loves.
NEVER allow another to define you (not even your past). Become your own standard.
Do not compare your journey to another, we are all on our own. At ANY time YOU can decide to experience a different reality by shifting your thoughts to those that support and believe in YOU. Become your strongest advocate. Push through ANY AND ALL limiting beliefs, ESPECIALLY the ones you have about yourself. -Misha N. Granado, MPH, MS