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" A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes. "
" As a young boy, I had the usual hobbies - sports, baseball cards, model airplanes and trains. But I always had a distinct fascination with trains. "
" Back in the early '70s, there were two airlines that flew puddle jumpers from the Sarasota-Bradenton airport to Atlanta: National and Eastern, neither of which exists today. "
" Erik Spoelstra has always been a guy I'd talk to even when he was just doing video clips for the Heat. "
" Everyone has to face obstacles. Everybody has to face hurdles. It's what you do with those that determines how successful you're going to be. "
" For our senior picture, they said, 'Black or navy blazer.' And I thought, Why do I want to look like everybody else? "
" Hope is not just... out in the sky, or accepting the facts or reality. Hope is having optimistic, positive expectations. "
" I always see the glass half full. I see the beauty in others, and I see the hope for tomorrow. If we don't have hope and faith, we have nothing. "
" I am not an expert on time, or on cancer, or on life itself. "
" I can't bring out something I've already worn. I want to make sure I don't look down. I want people to say, 'Man, he looks good'. "
" I can't even use a can opener. I'm mechanically challenged. I ripped off two thumbnails trying to change kids' bicycle chains. "
" I don't know how much time I have left, and there are certain things I'd like to do. I've got five kids. Kacy, the oldest, I'd like to see her be happy and fulfilled with her dreams. I want Junior, who gave me the two transplants, I want him to find his niche; I know he's going to make a very big impact someday. "
" If I missed a game, that meant I was losing the battle. I'm not going to let leukemia affect me. "
" I first met Jim Valvano in the 1980s when he was a frequent guest on our CNN 'Coaches Corner' show based in Atlanta, as he was always in the area recruiting the next North Carolina State basketball phenom. "
" If I've learned anything through all of this, it's that each and every day is a canvas waiting to be painted - an opportunity for love, for fun, for living, for learning. "
" If you're running around with a negative attitude all the time, you're going to feel down; you're going to have negative results. "
" I get this call and they go, you know, 'Do you want to do the finals?' and I go, 'Yeah, I guess, I've never, never done the finals.' Especially for somebody who's done as many thousands of games as I have, it kind of takes you one step further. "
" I grew up in Batavia, Ill., a small town out in the corn fields, west of Chicago. It was boring. "
" I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer. The typical prognosis is 3-6 months to live, but I would like to stress that is for a patient who is not receiving treatment. "
" I have run with the bulls in Pamplona. I have raced with Mario Andretti in Indianapolis. I have climbed the Great Wall of China. I have jumped out of airplanes over Kansas. "
" I have wrestled gators in Florida. I have sailed the ocean with Ted Turner. I have swam the oceans in the Caribbean. "
" I look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports. "
" I'm a kid from the small Illinois town of Batavia, who grew up on the Chicago Cubs and made sports his life's work, although there's never been a day where it actually seemed like work. "
" I'm fighting cancer and I refuse to give up. "
" I'm fighting not only for myself and for my family, but I feel I am fighting for everybody who has cancer. "
" I'm grateful to HBO for telling my story, and I'd like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. "
" In 1974 when I was 22 years old, I was working for $95 a week at WSPB, which was an Atlanta Braves-affiliated AM radio station in Sarasota, Florida. Fresh out of Northwestern University, I was the news director at the station, and my main bread and butter was to handle updates during the morning and afternoon drive times. "
" I never complain: 'Oh, I have to go to the hospital and get platelets.' No. It's just something you have to do, so why complain about it? "
" I think my demise has been prematurely reported. That's what I think. I think I'm going take this and make medical history, and I really believe that. "
" I try not to match too much. You know, if there's a blue coat and a blue shirt and a blue tie, I try to stay away from that. I'd rather have a blue coat and a yellow shirt and a pink tie. I don't like to look too matching. You know those mismatched socks kids wear? That's my idea of a good suit. "
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