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Surviving & Thriving is back! Tune in Saturday at 7 p.m. to WKMG News 6 for an all-new episode of our EMMY®-nominated show dedicated to shining a light on those who face life's toughest challenges and come out on the other side stronger, more optimistic and passionate about sharing their comeback stories. Hosted by Wendy Chioji, who continues to inspire everyone around her with her current battle with cancer, the show features stories that provide the kind of hope and encouragement we all need from time to time.

As an exclusive for our Insiders, we're sharing one of the new stories that will be featured in Saturday evening's broadcast TODAY! Kimberly Ward lived over 40 years with a hole in her heart. It was something she never knew about until it was nearly too late. Suddenly exercise became difficult and she was experiencing momentary bouts with blindness. She was caught completely off guard when her doctor told her she would need open heart surgery. She offers potentially life-saving tips that you need to hear. CLICK HERE TO WATCH HER STORY.

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