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" 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. "
" Like most boys, I had a model train set up in my bedroom, resting on a little-used ping-pong table upstairs. "
" Sports are in my soul. That's what drives me. "
" 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 will continue to keep fighting sucking the marrow out of life as life sucks the marrow out of me. "
" What is time, really? When you are diagnosed with a terminal disease like cancer or leukemia, your perception of time changes. "
" 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 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? "
" 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 will live my life full of love and full of fun. It's the only way I know how. "
" 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 grew up in Batavia, Ill., a small town out in the corn fields, west of Chicago. It was boring. "
" A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes. "
" I've had every chemo in the alphabet, most of them more than once. Some of them that aren't even in the alphabet, they're just numbers - clinical trials. But I bet if you added all those up, it would have to be like 60- or 70-something. I've had 23 bone marrow aspirations. Having one isn't fun and I've had 23. So that's been tough. "
" 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. "
" Nobody knows how long they have left on Earth. There's no guarantees, and for me, when they tell you - not once, twice, three times - 'You've got a couple weeks to live,' or a couple months, you have to determine how you want to do that. "
" 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 look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Ya gotta think positive. "
" I've already had two stem cell transplants. Very rarely does somebody have a third, so I have to maintain my strength so I can go through this. "
" When doctors tell you that you have three weeks to live, you try to live a lifetime of moments in three weeks. But you say, 'To hell with three weeks.' "
" I am not an expert on time, or on cancer, or on life itself. "
" 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. "
" I'm grateful to HBO for telling my story, and I'd like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. "
" Whatever I might have imagined a terminal diagnosis would do to my spirit, it summoned quite the opposite - the greatest appreciation for life itself. So I will never give up, and I will never give in. "
Never Give Up
" So many times, when you're doing a job, you feel like you're a nuisance at times to people, intruding on their space when you ask them questions; maybe they don't want to deal with you at the time. And now, it's, 'Hey, welcome, where's Craig?' Whereas, now, it's kind of different. "
" Something that I've always been. Always lively. I don't want to be dull. "
" Erik Spoelstra has always been a guy I'd talk to even when he was just doing video clips for the Heat. "