"Quiero que la gente sepa que deben crearse la confianza en sí mismos, en que pueden lograrlo."
"So, I just held him. I said, "We probably could have beat this but we just ran out of clock,” because that’s what I always used to say whenever we lost a football or lacrosse game."
"If I could give advice to other people going through this and trying to be supportive of a loved one suffering from substance abuse disorder, I would say to pray, never give up, and stay in their life."
"You never know who’s going to come around and be that person who could help your son or daughter one day if they end up in the same situation."
"Being able to speak openly and publicly about my struggle with opioid use disorder has given me great strength."
"I am honored to know that I defended the country with many of these women, and I am proud to know that there is hope – and with a good fight anything is possible."
Recovery is something no one else can do for you. You have to own it.
"While the common opioid epidemic narrative is one of it all starting with prescribed use, a story of people being duped by big pharma and irresponsible doctors, that was not my opioid experience, nor the experience of most people I know."
"I give back to this community because they gave me life."
"Recovery for me isn’t about what we give up or what we abstain from. It’s about everything we gain. It’s about everything that we recover and everything that we build for ourselves."