Surviving & Thriving is a program filled with hope, inspiration and possibility. A program with real stories about real people who refused to give in when confronted with the kinds of challenges that nearly every family faces. From cancer to cardiac disease; the loss of a spouse to the loss of a job, Surviving & Thriving is about standing up and fighting for all that life has to offer and in some cases for life itself. These battles are rarely fought alone. We all need inspiration from the examples of others who have not only survived but thrived in the aftermath of hardship. Surviving & Thriving provides those examples. Click here to learn more!
Nominated for Emmy Awards in its first two season, Surviving & Thriving is brought to you by Growing Bolder in partnership with Florida Hospital and WKMG Local 6.
Just four months after her wedding day, Jennifer Glass was diagnosed with lung cancer. As she started thinking about what might happen to her, one thing stunned her: the lack of end-of-life options available to those with life-threatening illnesses. Find out why she decided to take on two battles: her cancer and end-of-life choices.
At the age of 14, Benji Watson was diagnosed with cancer. Even while he was still fighting cancer himself, he made a vow that when he got healthy, he’d return to the hospital to make a difference. And that’s exactly what’s he done.
Doug Ulman is not one to back down from challenges. From battling cancer three times, to building LIVESTRONG into one of the world’s most powerful and effective cancer fighting communities and then leading the organization through its biggest crisis, Ulman has been a fearless warrior.
Jeremy Jungling was a newlywed, running coach and in the best shape of his life. When he learned he had colon cancer, he was stunned. See how the experience has changed him and why he’s no longer waiting until “I’m older” to chase his dreams.
Bree Sandlin has faced her share of challenges in her life. After years of battling infertility, she was blessed with twins, only to watch one suffer from a stroke and an eventual cerebral palsy diagnosis. And then came her own cancer diagnosis in her 30s. But she has a message: love is the most powerful weapon of all.
Joe Fraley says he’s always performed his songs for his mother, and when she started to show symptoms of her Alzheimer’s disease, he noticed that the music seemed to ease her pain. So he brings his guitar on visits to her now, and even when she doesn’t recognize him, she lights up when he starts strumming.