“Surviving & Thriving” is produced by Bolder Broadcasting, the team behind the nationally syndicated “Growing Bolder,” and presented by Florida Hospital, with support from WKMG Local 6.
This episode originally aired on June 20, 2015 and is presented here with limited commercial interruption. In this episode, you’ll meet Madison Blackmon, who was a straight-A, three-sport athlete 14-year-old when she suddenly started experiencing seizures that were caused by a brain tumor. Wait until you see her remarkable recovery. Plus, Valerie Greene was just 31 years old when she suffered a stroke. It left her unable to talk, walk or even feed herself. She’s not only battled back, she’s made it her mission to offer hope, guidance and counseling to the 20 million other stroke survivors around the world.
In this episode, you’ll also meet two men with Parkinson’s disease who refuse to let their disease dictate what is and isn’t possible, and Bree Sandlin celebrates her one-year cancerversary on top of the world with other cancer survivors and warriors.