When I was in veterinary school, cancer, in my experience, presented a lot of closed doors. I was in a position where I was supposed to be offering solutions to people for their sick pets, but none of the options were very good.
As someone who wanted to do something to help these animals, this simply wasn’t tolerable for me. I didn’t want to be hopeless. I didn’t like only offering short-term solutions.
So I started thinking about how could I offer real hope. I started doing research. I wrote a book that was well received. And most importantly, I believe, I started trying to change the ways I was looking, and others were looking, at the world. I moved from an educational mindset to a desire to be open to other things available that have merit.