In this episode of “Surviving & Thriving,” meet a man who survived the seemingly unsurvivable. Find out why he credits rock and roll with saving his life. Plus, former co-anchors Wendy Chioji and Jim Payne reunite to discuss Wendy’s life after TV news and the lessons learned from her latest bout with cancer.
For her entire career, Wendy Chioji has been defying the odds. Those lessons have never been more important than now, as she battles a rare form of cancer with few treatment options. She shares what she’s learned about the life-changing power of defying the odds and never, ever giving up.
For the first time in nearly a decade, former co-anchors Jim Payne and Wendy Chioji are together again. To kick off their reunion, Jim asked if he could ask Wendy some candid, personal questions about her ongoing battle with a rare form of cancer. She said, “Why not?”
Out of all types of cancer, childhood cancers account for less than 1 percent, but that still means every year, more than 10,000 children and their families will hear that frightening diagnosis. Each has quite a story to tell, and that’s especially true of a young man named Benji Watson.