Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was diagnosed with cancer in February.
He spent five weeks in hospice care before finally being discharged.
He is now a motivational speaker.
But the 33-year-old says he has a lot to say about how to overcome the stigma and help people in the community.
I didn�t know there�s a stigma or anything like that.
I was going through a rough time.
And I just had to be able to get out there and help other people.
I think it�s really important to do things for the people in your community that you care about.
I want people to know that I care about them and I want to help them.
It was just a hard time for me, a lot of things.
I didn�T get a lot done, and I had a lot going on.
So, it was hard for me to keep going and going.
The people around me didn�ts appreciate me.
I had to do something to help.
I have to try to get away from the negativity, the negative thinking.
I feel like I have a lot more to offer people.
I was lucky.
I came into this league and I was young and I made some really good plays.
I don�t think there was anybody else in my position that could have done what I did.
I just got to keep working hard and keep pushing myself to do what I want.
I knew that this was the time to do it.
You just have to go in there and be the best you can be.
You got to get up every day and do the best job you can do, even though it might not be the greatest one.
I�ve had a tough time adjusting to my new life.
It was hard.
I felt like I wasn�t a part of my community.
You had to grow up and learn to live your life and not let anything affect you.
I don�ts feel like it was just about being in the league and playing.
It really wasn�ts about being famous or anything.
I did my best, but there are a lot people that are going through this.
It just felt like a big mistake.