Donna Dowless is an artist as well as Orlando’s Official Ambassador of Love, appointed to the position by Mayor Buddy Dyer in 2007. In the aftermath of Pulse nightclub tragedy, Donna’s love has never been more needed and more appreciated than it is now.
NFL great Reggie Williams built a career on overcoming long odds and his retirement from football has been one major health challenge after another. But he’s still here, still fighting and gathering the strength for what may be his biggest challenge yet.
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.
Mike Merino’s battle with cancer and now, his journey into health and wellness has inspired him to lead by example and keep Surviving & Thriving.
Bolder Broadcasting Inc. and WESH-TV announce the expansion of Growing Bolder® and Surviving & Thriving® to WESH-TV and WESH.com in the Central Florida market. Learn more details about this exciting new partnership!
Steve Stover is grateful to be alive and he thinks his life was saved, in part, by rock and roll. Find out how he survived one of the most horrific concert accidents of all time and learned to live again, overcoming incredible obstacles.
In this episode of Surviving & Thriving, meet a couple who both exhibited dementia-like symptoms and feared the worst. But hope was available. Plus, a former NFL great battles to save his leg.