"Her motivation in starting the parent group was not sadness but anger, she told me: "at God, at the world, at being in Middletown, Ohio, not having the academic resources at my fingertips, having doctors who say I'm crazy, angry at a husband who doesn't seem to be in synch with me, angry at myself for a genetic disease." -Mother Courage
I think a big lesson to be learned from both Mother Courage and DJ Gregory is to never give up a fight for your life or the life of someone important to you. I also think a big lesson is to not blame yourself or other's in situations like this. The most important thing about both of their stories is that they devoted their lives to fighting through a challenge or fighting for a cause and cure. I can relate to this personally. One of my friends has two little kids that were both born with Cystic Fibrosis. This is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of new borns. Children with this disease typically don't live past their mid-thirties. Currently, researchers with the support of family, friends, patients, and volunteers are working on a cure for this disease and it's been an ongoing fight since 1955.
As DJ Gregory stated, "I'm going to fall, it's going to happen. I just have to get back up, and keep on going." This goes for all people around the world that are fighting for their lives everyday, and it goes for their families and friends fighting for them, scientists and researchers trying to cure these diseases, and anyone out there that has faith.