Whoopi Goldberg was missing from The View for more than a month since she was battling a serious case of pneumonia and sepsis. The talk-show host made her return just a couple of weeks ago, detailing how it was her first venture out from bed rest. “This is my first foray out,” she told the audience. “I’m not there yet, I know that. The only way I’m going to get better is if I begin. So this is my beginning.”

Sources close to the Sister Act actress now reveal that Whoopi's close call to "leaving the Earth" has given her a new perspective on life. 

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“It really shook her up. She’s not ready to go anywhere, so she’s determined to sleep more and do better,” the source told Closer Weeklydetailing how she's made changes in her relationships as well. “She’s made peace with some people and things from her past, too."

Being so ill reportedly made Whoopi understand the importance of health care for her fellow Americans. “Whoopi has always been grateful. She’s always wanted to be a force for change. Now her activism on behalf of those less fortunate will be at a higher pitch,” the source added.