“I always tell people that cancer saved my life. It absolutely made me find happiness. I don’t know that I really knew how to live before I realized that I was dying.”
When 30-year-old Courtney Burnett was completing her medical residency in Thailand, she started experiencing strange symptoms. Her left hand would tingle and cramp and her throat would do the same. A stressful few days eventually led her to diagnose herself with a brain tumor.
The journey that followed was emotional, chaotic, and eventually peaceful. In this episode of ‘No Excuses,’ Courtney tells Sean how cancer saved her life and led her to share her story in her memoir ‘Difficult Gifts.’ While we may not always want to receive them, life’s difficult gifts often allow us to open our eyes and appreciate that which is right in front of us.
This emotional episode of ‘No Excuses’ is one that will touch your heart and maybe even open your own eyes to the difficult gifts in your life.