Etheridge also underwent a mindset shift after her cancer battle. She said that chemotherapy had the effect of stopping the “chatter” in her mind.
“I was lying there in chemo. I couldn’t move because it was painful. I couldn’t listen to anything. I couldn’t have any lights on,” she said.
“After weeks and weeks, I ran out of things to think about. That’s when the chatter in my mind stopped and I realized that my body didn’t define me.
“It was what was inside and around it, this amazing spirit, this soul, that did.”