"I’ve buried over forty people in my family’s cemetery..."
"I can't imagine anyone deserting a child for any reason."
"In high school when I first started wearing make-up, my family didn't notice."
"You said, 'Have you been to Kandahar?'"
"I remember going to REI and looking at tents that will hold a family of five."
"If we left, they wouldn't have nobody."
"I was in a pretty dark spot at the time."
"I used to say when I put my uniform on, I was in my superwoman suit."
"I wanted to apologize to the people who were inside the bank."
"My American soldier became my Iraqi brother."
"By the time we arrived, more than 20 nurses had died from Ebola."
"You told me you were so tired that you had fallen asleep at a red light."
"Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people..."
"I was the preacher's wife..."
"I always walk them through the lunch line..."
"I see a group of boys walking towards me, and I knew something was going to happen."
"This is one thing, as a mom, I didn't expect I'd have to fix."
"I just wanted the pain to stop."
"I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?"
"Someone was shooting in our direction..."
"I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine"
"I learned to fight with a knife long before I learned how to ride a bicycle. "
"It felt like I had a knife stuck in the middle of my brain. "
"I thought it was karma for what I had done. "
"I guess it's my turn, now."
"I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again."
"It's definitely forced us to grow up faster than we would have otherwise."
"What made you want to go to college with me?"
"We didn't know he was sick..."
"I had nightmares for years..."
"I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher..."
"I didn't know that there were other blind people except me and my brothers."
"I'm not ashamed of what happened to me anymore."
"I'm very proud that he was my son."
"She attracted people wherever she went."
"I can't believe it's been 10 years."
"We were given fictitious names."
"Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant..."
"You showed me that I'm not alone."
"I didn't even recognize myself."
"I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood."
"I draw my strength from you."
"My brothers were like my soul mates..."
"Did you ever give up hope?"
"I remember counting the empty beer bottles."
"Next thing I know, I hear the loudest explosion..."
"He's the reason I'm here. "
"I remember feeling helpless."
"You moved into the hospital with me."
"Do you remember what it's like when you get that mad?"
"What do you feel you've learned from cancer?"
"You were only 18 years old..."
"I remember saying, 'I'm toast.'"
"I wanted a picture of the person who had allowed me to live."
"I had a pretty severe accident at work..."
"It's not just a tattoo."
"It was the first case of plague in New York City in over a hundred years."
"I wanted to own a restaurant ever since I was a kid."