Pat is a man I only saw one time in my life. It was at my mother-in-law's 60th birthday party.
He is a man living with ALS. A disease that people fear. But who wouldn't? Fear of the worst is normal, right? It doesn’t seem that way with Pat. He is taking his fear, and anger and turning it into something that’s called hope. He is not only helping me understand ALS, but he is teaching the world and giving people a longing that one day a cure could happen.
Everyone wonders what their calling is in life. At this moment, I want my calling to be a writer…forget that my calling is a writer without fear of rejection. I am a wife and mother of four children too (I can't forget my greatest calling). Grant it, my life isn't easy, and I don't think it ever will get easy. Raising children is hard. Breaking into the writer's world is hard. Listening to Pat and all the progress he has made in educating everyone in such a short time made it look natural.
Pat has helped me understand how unique life is. Instead of living life for the day, week, or year ahead you live life for that second and you make the best of it no matter what. Sure everything is hard; I'm sure when you find out you have a life treating disease you want to be negative and maybe not have the intent to live anymore. Not this man, he is living life to the fullest potential.
What I have learned from him is if you want something be sure to take it immediately, just go for it, yes, reach for the stars. Just do whatever you can to fulfill your life because you only have one. It seems he has.
Pat Quinn I believe your calling in life is to find a cure for ALS, and I believe every second of the day that you will. Good luck and know that the world is watching you and is rooting for the magic/miracle or whatever you want to call it that you will make it happen.