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Tzvi Schectman

We All Have Our Challenges: Words of Wisdom From A Young Lady With Cerebral Palsy

Liliya Bromberg is an incredible young woman who has lived with cerebral palsy for 22 years. For the past year, Liliya has been battling a rare form of liver cancer. Throughout this battle, Liliya has remained positive and upbeat. Over the years Liliya has experienced many challenges but she has found a way to overcome them all. Liliya has some amazing quotes and words of wisdom that she shares with anyone who visits her. She has so much advice that it has been turned into a book!

We all have our challengesWe All Have Our Challenges

We All Have Our Challenges is a collection of short bits of wisdom shared by an amazing young lady, Liliya Bromberg. Although Liliya has been confined to a wheelchair due to Cerebral Palsy and has been battling a unique form of cancer, her outlook at only twenty-two years of age is a gift to us all. Open your heart and open your mind as Liliya's bits of wisdom will fill your soul with love, courage and faith that transcends all boundaries.

Words of Wisdom

Below is a selection of quotes that can be found in the book.

1. Be Flexible

Although Many people are very good planners, truthfully nobody knows what tomorrow will actually bring.

2. Feel The Love

I've gone on a lot of trips and done a lot of things over the years and that has been very nice. However, simple things such as pictures work as reminders that I am loved; even just an email from a friend helps me realize that people that I don't get to see often miss me. Those feelings of love are what keep me going.

3. On MRI's

I am horribly afraid of MRI's... Because I can never sit still, maybe they can work on this a little bit.

4. Who is this about?

If you don't think about others, what kind of life are you living?

5. Let's Be Real

Until you wake up and realize that you're going to the bathroom in a bag and can't feed yourself, you never realize how lucky you are to live or what you could have possibly given to others when you had your health. That is what life is about.

6. Have Faith Even When It's Hard

I am absolutely positive there is a reason why I have this cancer for a second time....And I'm still trying to figure it out.

7. Fight with Spirit

Even the doctors whom beat my body up have come to understand that the fight is more than just physical, it is spiritual

8. Life's Inner Beauty

Life is a long road that gives us all kinds of challenges. Being physically challenged just means that we have to strive harder and focus a little more of our energy on our inner beauty.

9. Art

Art is extremely therapeutic. I have found that painting and scrapbooking keeps my mind busy and removes me from focusing on negative things that I have to confront in my life.

10. Check your pulse

If life does not throw you distractions, you have to do a double check to see if you are really living. Purchase your copy of "We All Have Our Challenges" on Amazon.Com

WRITTEN ON November 12, 2013 BY:

Tzvi Schectman

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+