June 10, 2015

Richard Schmill | Glioblastoma survivor

“Don’t look at cancer as the end. How you live your life day to day is important. You have to say to yourself, ‘I’m not going to give in to this cancer.’

This experience has made me more compassionate about other people’s lives and illnesses. I smile more and value life.

I got to hold my newest granddaughter last week. Now I’m headed to New York, and I’m getting a new car. I just trying to live better for myself.

At first, I was a little embarrassed by all the attention at the Seed of Hope. Then, all the support and hugs from the staff made me understand they really do care about me and spend a lot of time focused on me. If I were going to sing a song right now, it would have to be ‘Stayin’ Alive.’”

Richard Schmill
Glioblastoma survivor
Centerton, Ark.