"Quiero que la gente sepa que deben crearse la confianza en sí mismos, en que pueden lograrlo."
"Why wouldn't we as a state and a community do everything in our power to help someone struggling with this very serious illness? People deserve that chance. And as a result, it strengthens and benefits our community."
"The positive thing I take out of this battle is that I found my one true love, and we have a handsome little boy."
"I was working full time, still enrolled in school, and constantly worrying about whether my mom was dead or alive."
"At age 27, I had a great job as a social worker in Philadelphia and I fell down some steps at my job. I needed to have surgery for a torn meniscus. That work-related injury would change my life forever."
"Everyday gets better. If you put in the work, it’s worth it in recovery."
"Police officers, military personal, all of us have deep-rooted issues that we need to fix. It takes a lot of courage to see that in ourselves, and it takes a lot of empathy to see that in somebody else."
"It wasn't until 2013 that I kept running out and was unable to get pills from my mother’s nursing home that I finally woke up and had enough."
"The system has made it difficult to prescribe narcotics in a way that encourages abuse, but it has also made it so cumbersome to prescribe narcotics to those who really need them and now many providers simply no longer do it."
"With counseling, I am able to manage the grief and the guilt, but it is always there."