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How Do You Define ‘Defy?’

Wendy Chioji, who beat the odds time and time again throughout her adventurous and passion-filled life, died on Oct. 7, 2019 following a tireless and fierce fight against metastatic thymic cancer. She was 57 years old. She penned this essay on fighting strength in defiance for the Fall 2019 issue of Growing Bolder Magazine. #defy

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Wendy Chioji: ‘Attitude is Everything’

Growing Bolder contributor and Surviving & Thriving host Wendy Chioji is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, an adventurer racer, a world traveler, and a two-time cancer survivor in the midst of another battle against the disease. Yet it hasn’t stopped her from living life boldly. Find out why she calls worrying “wasted energy.”

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The Takeaway: Defy

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.

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Life After TV News

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?”

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Childhood Cancer Warrior

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.

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