Steve Bell

“It’s not about the challenges, it’s about your attitude, how you overcome, and what you do with what you’ve learned from that experience.”

I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when I was three months old.  Throughout my life, there were always obstacles or doubts or challenges.  Some more difficult than others.  But it’s not about the challenges, it’s about your attitude, how you overcome, and what you do with what you’ve learned from that experience.  Whether it is the diagnosis of CF related diabetes, overcoming the daily battle, or walking on to the Ithaca College soccer team, I’m determined, I fight, and I prevail.

To stay healthy, I am compliant with my treatments and exercise five to six days a week. I enjoy playing soccer and running. I ran the 2009 New York City Marathon and finished in 3:57, achieving my goal of a sub-four-hour marathon.  Another example of how if you put your mind to something there’s nothing that can stop you.

Today, I’m 26.  I’m happy, I’m healthy, I’m living life to the fullest.

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Bagel with cream cheese
Favorite Pastime: Playing soccer (not really a pastime, but I love it)
Favorite Movie: Almost Famous
Favorite Music: Classic rock
Favorite Color: Blue
Nickname: Little Guy, Steve-o
One Word that Describes You: Determined
Role Model: Anyone who lives each day to the fullest
Words of Wisdom: Words of Jimmy V. … “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.”
Dream Vacation: Go to a World Cup – planning on 2014 in Brazil
You Can Find Steve On … Facebook

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