When I was very young, my mom and dad read Dr. Seuss books to me. When I was a little older, I read Dr. Seuss books to my parents. After my brain surgery, I read Dr. Seuss books to myself, to prove to myself I could still read and understand a short story. If he had not died, Dr. Seuss would be 111 today.
Although I am fairly sure Dr. Suess quotes did not specifically pertain to those of us who experienced major medical adversities, many of his book and quotes seem oddly specific to overcoming adversity.