Inspirational Quotes For Cancer Patients From Athletes

Inspirational Quotes For Cancer Patients From Athletes

Inspirational Quotes For Cancer PatientsFor centuries, sports professionals and athletes have been viewed as warriors, the epitome of physical fitness in our society. We tend to forget that they battle diseases like cancer just as we do.  Successful athletes understand how to face challenges, how to get up after a fall and how to keep their eye on the prize.   They battle cancer with the same fierceness and tenacity that propelled them to sports greatness. These inspirational quotes from professional athletes who have battled cancer can provide wisdom for cancer patients on how to play as hard as possible against cancer.

  • “No one wants to be diagnosed with cancer, but for me it was an awakening. After so many years playing basketball both here and overseas, I had become very self-reliant and I didn’t realize how much I missed the daily contact with my family. My outlook has changed tremendously.” – Edna Campbell (WNBA Star)
  • “Because of my wife and kids and grandkids, I just thought, ‘No way, I have no options. I will beat this.’ We say we can, we will, we must, by any means necessary, we have no choice.” – Chuck Pagano (Indianapolis Colts Head Coach)
  • “Even though it meant more chemo, even though I know that my immune system would be destroyed and then rebuilt again, cell by cell, I had only one thought: ‘I want to live.’” – Robin Roberts (College Basketball Star, ESPN Sportscaster & now TV Broadcaster)
  • “I just had to take it day-by-day. It is a cliche, but that was what I had to do.” – Mike Lowell (World Series Champion)
  • “Obviously, there’s that denial. Why me? But right now there’s no time for that.” – Jon Lester (2x World Series Champion)
  • “So many people come up to me to say ‘you’re an inspiration’. At that point, I knew I was not fighting this on my own. It changed me, because I didn’t know I was impacting upon so many people.” – Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaican Olympian)
  • “Set a goal of what you want to do post-cancer. Don’t lose sight of that goal.” – Mark Herzlich (NFL Super Bowl Champion)
  • “You have cancer. It doesn’t have you.” – Eric Shanteau (2x Olympian and Championship Swimmer)


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