Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.

- Gail Devers

I was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an illness of the thyroid gland. Instead of surgery, I was given radiation treatment.

- Gail Devers

Looking back, I'm so proud to have gone to five Olympics - I believe only three other Americans have achieved that.

- Gail Devers

I have a real passion for children. I always wanted to teach and only became an athlete because my parents told my brother Parenthesis and me that we should use any God-given talent we had.

- Gail Devers

It's not what other people believe you can do, it's what you believe.

- Gail Devers

I have to be cautious, have my thyroid levels checked, and as long as I do that, I'm fine.

- Gail Devers

It's totally different now, traveling to different meets and different cities and actually being able to enjoy the cities I'm in.

- Gail Devers

We go old-school during the summer, like swimming or setting up lemonade stands. I try to teach my kids to make their own fun.

- Gail Devers

People talk about retiring. I never said that r-word. People though I went away after the Olympic Games. I took time off to do something I've always wanted to be - a mother.

- Gail Devers

People see me now and ask if I'm still running. I may look like I am, but I'm really not. People think I still run every day but I ran for 25 years and I deserve to not do anything but walk or ride the bike with my kids.

- Gail Devers