Virginia Hatcher, 35

“Someone sent me a quote when I was diagnosed that I have carried with me every day since then.  ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us,’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  I know this to be true and would want another person to believe in this same principle.  Fighting cancer is, in my opinion, 90% mental and 10% physical.  Your mind is a very powerful tool and cancer tries to convince you that it’s winning; don’t let it!”