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Survivor Episodes

Cancer survivor at time of recording
July 5, 2022

Share Your Story: Paul Stavros

Paul Stavros is a multi-time cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with cancer for the first time at the age of 14. Thirty-five years later, he was again diagnosed. Today, Paul is using his experience as a patient to help people …

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June 28, 2022

Share Your Story: Joel Nagelbush

Joel Nagelbush is a life coach and speaker at The Change Management Company, where he teaches people how to find purpose in change. Joel is on the National Speakers Bureau and a Wish Granter for the Make a Wish Foundation®. …

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June 14, 2022

Share Your Story: Rachel DeSpain

Rachel DeSpain is a breast cancer survivor, author, global adventurer, and entrepreneur. She lives in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. She wrote a book titled A Wild Ride: Reclaiming my Edge after Cancer to convey hope t...

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May 27, 2022

Share Your Story: Lauren Parrish

Lauren Parrish is a wife, mother, business professional, and yoga lover. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 with no family history. So, needless to say, Lauren was surprised by her diagnosis. It has been really tough ...

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May 17, 2022

Share Your Story: Robert Wagner

Robert Andrew Wagner is a writer, teacher, and performer, teaching through stories, telling stories through songs as frontman and chief songwriter/lyricist for The Little Wretches. Wagner is a survivor of cancer, holds a mast...

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May 3, 2022

Share Your Story: Jodie Lin

Jodie Lin is a 2X breast cancer survivor/thriver, wife, mother of five wonderful children, animal lover, and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, NASM certified Nutrition Coach, and Holistic Cancer Coach. Jodie...

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April 29, 2022

Share Your Story: Anna Leonarda

Anna Leonarda is a nine-year breast cancer survivor who struggled with endometriosis, painful intercourse, and lack of libido for many years. Approximately eight years after diagnosis, she got divorced. Traditional dating app...

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April 26, 2022

Share Your Story: Kelley Sgroi

Kelley was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in September 2011, two days before her 41st birthday. She had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation Today, Kelly is 10 years cancer-free. 01:22...

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April 19, 2022

Share Your Story: Jennifer Smrz

After Jenn was diagnosed with breast cancer at 43 followed by five surgeries and 18 months of treatment, coupled with dealing with anxiety/depression, she is passionate about helping others by sharing coping strategies and he...

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April 12, 2022

Share Your Story: Rebecca Durance Hine

Rebecca is a breast cancer thriver, having been diagnosed when she was just 28. She is an actor, writer, teacher, and integrative cancer care advocate. In 2019, she founded Solis Cancer Community, where she shares weekly post...

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April 5, 2022

Share Your Story: Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper is a Christian, husband, father of five, author, speaker, and beekeeper. Ben used his second cancer diagnosis as a therapy to launch his writing journey of Christian devotionals and children's books. His love of fa...

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March 29, 2022

Share Your Story: Tim Sohn

Tim Sohn is an almost 15-year survivor of chronic myeloid leukemia. He shared his story for the first time in June 2021. Tim is a husband, a dad to Megan, 10, and Katelyn, 6. He also owns his own business, …

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March 25, 2022

Share Your Story: Elizabeth Benditt

Liz Benditt is currently President and CEO of The Balm Box, a self-care and gifting site for breast cancer patients. In addition to teaching undergraduate business marketing courses at the University of Kansas, Benditt also s...

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March 22, 2022

Share Your Story: Freddye Stover

Freddye is a mother, a nurse, and a singer. She has been a nurse for 34 years! She has been a professional singer for 25 years. She currently works as a GI surgical oncology outpatient nurse with pancreatic, rectal, and …

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March 15, 2022

Share Your Story: Carrie Verrocchio

CarrieVee (Verrocchio) Cancer Survivor, and Caregiver, MBA, is a Motivational Speaker, Published Author, Podcast Host, and Certified Transformation, Forgiveness, and REBT Coach who helps those who have forgotten how to dream,...

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