" We had some kind of old fashioned beliefs too, and my sisters helped me with a lot of that and I understood a lot more about the Indian, the way the Indian helped their loved ones get through things. Trying to make them feel better, trying to give them the courage. The family is your foundation, and a lot of inner strength, because you have to do your part too. You can't sit there and wait for somebody to hold your hand the whole time. A lot of inner strength that we don't know where it comes from and we probably don't even think it's there, but it's there, and your family lets you know it's there. You see them hoping and praying for you and just seem to get it. That's what really got me through, I think."