Break every unfair stereotype and show the world you are powerful and you can do amazing things regardless your race, gender or any other factor. The best candidate is not always the obvious candidate.
People always think the the most painful thing in life is losing the one you value. The truth is, the most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of valuing someone too much and forgetting that you are special too.
The sun will rise again tomorrow, so if something didn't work out today, try again tomorrow or the day after. With chronic illnesses, fatigue and pain will often change or limit your plans. Don't worry--let it go.