"To me, it was a gift _ a painful gift, but a gift nonetheless," Szakacsy said. "That's the way I am living. It's still hard, it's still human, it's still fresh, it's still pain, but everything will be OK."
"At the core, Pat brought out the best in people and to bring out the best part of people, you have to address the best part of people and hold people up," Szakacsy said. "Even as you're doing that, you have to be aware of yourself, you have to know yourself. I feel like where I parallel Pat and even people like Christ and Ghandi, they were people who really knew themselves. We're all connected in this thing and when you know you are, you know who everyone is."