“Throw whatever you want to throw at me — I’m planning on beating it.” That’s the message from all of this week’s guests, including a Stage 4 lung cancer survivor and the founder of an amazing tribute to aviation.

She’s known as the Mother of Holistic Medicine, and Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey has been making a difference since the 1940s. McGarey is an advocate for putting the patient first, and she’s helping others in the medical industry learn the balance between art and medicine. Now 90 years old, Dr. McGarey says it’s not too late to change — both the way we approach our own health, and what we expect from those who care of us.

Laugh your way to success? Jeanne Robertson says it’s not only possible, it’s the only way to truly find happiness in your personal and professional lives! This former “Miss Congeniality” in the Miss America pageant tells Growing Bolder that she found her (very funny) voice decades ago, and now she’s letting others in on the joke: humor changes everything.

Kermit Weeks is passionate about spreading his wings — and he’s translated that into founding the Fantasy of Flight exhibition, celebrating the history of aviation. Weeks is an unforgettable character who says he dropped out of aeronautics school because they weren’t teaching him fast enough — then ran home to start designing and building his own planes. He has some of the most breathtaking displays of aviation history, and his words will inspire you to follow your own dreams.

Vincent Van Golf? That’s the nickname for Jay Golden, a man who is somehow both infamous and unknown. Golden is a PGA professional, an artist and struggling entrepreneur who says no matter how many times he gets knocked down, he’ll always get back up. The most talented man in golf? We think so!

John Casterline beat Stage 4 lung cancer, against all odds, and now appreciates each breath and each day more than ever before. Just surviving would be enough for some, but John has a plan to make a difference. A big one. He’s setting out on a 2,650-mile backpacking trek to raise money and awareness for one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Casterline says the trip will be “wonderful” — and we’re sure it will be, although it will also be exhausting, challenging and inspirational.