Attitude is Everything
November 23, 2015 | Rose Bowl
The idea of childhood cancer is scary and vile enough all on its own, so the Richardson family doesn’t give it any additional power. They choose to focus on a positive and thankful attitude in all that they do, including fighting leukemia.
“If we went into each week dreading every moment, it would make this journey so much longer,” Peyton’s mom, Carrie, says.
Peyton says her parents have always taught her to have a good attitude. “I sometimes tell my mom, ‘I don’t want to go to the hospital.’ And she tells me she understands, but she’s glad we’re going because it’s making me better. That kind of helps me have a better attitude. I think it’s good to have a good attitude, but it’s a lot harder than most people expect. It’s a lot harder than I expected.”
Good Will Come From This
“I think that there is going to be good from this. If we can help somebody else be better because of this, then we know this happened for a reason,” says Carrie. “What’s important now is so different than what was important a year ago.”
Carrie adds, “There will be good from this. One day we’ll see the good from this.”