"I think one of the things that helped me survive was that I just was a lot stronger mentally, than I thought I was. I really had an inner strength and a determination to really go with it, and really heal from it.
Less than a month after I got out of the hospital I traveled to Canada to see a medicine man. And I think now about doing that I realized that I was very motivated to take the recovery process and to put it in my own hands and be a part of the recover and not a victim of the disease. I didn't know I was doing that then. I realize now."