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Surviving & Thriving
Conquering Cancer
They did it! This week, a group of of cancer survivors and supporters reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, the world's tallest free-standing mountain. The group included Growing Bolder Founder/CEO Marc Middleton and host/reporter Wendy Chioji, a two-time cancer survivor. They were joined by other climbers participating in the Survivor Summit, which benefits Livestrong.

Click here to find out why this climb was so important to Wendy's recovery from her latest cancer battle. In fact, the climb came just three months after she wrapped up her radiation and chemo treatments for thymic carcinoma! We'll be sharing many more stories and photos from this life-changing expedition in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, visit our Facebook page to see updates from this past week's climb and to leave your words of support for this amazing adventure!

Diagnosed with cancer? Injured in an accident? Aging into your 70s, 80s, or 90s? People expect us to act a certain way when life hands us what might otherwise be called challenges. Fortunately, there are plenty of role models showing us how to defy the expectations and not give in to the stereotypes. Check out these stories of people who are not just surviving, but truly thriving!
  Mamy Rock!
Her name may be Ruth Flowers but hundreds of thousands of fans know her as Mamy Rock. Famous for her work both behind the turntables and in front of hard-rocking crowds, Mamy Rock is determined to smash the stereotypes of what people in their 70s, 80s, and 90s should be doing. See her story now. 
The Will to Survive
A horrible car accident left Jennifer Field in a coma for a month. She's spent the last 20 years recovering from the debilitating head injury, and now she's determined to help the 1.7 million other people who suffer from the same injury each year. Watch Jennifer's inspiring story now.
  Beating Cancer One Lap at a Time
Susan Helmrich is a 3-time cancer survivor and the victim of one of the greatest drug tragedies in history. Despite tremendous physical challenges, she charges forward with her training as one of the best swimmers in the world for her age group. Watch her story now.
Returning to Work
We've been keeping you updated on Jessica Sanchez's health. Last year, the WKMG Local 6 reporter was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and spent most of the past year off the air and battling cancer. We're thrilled to report she's finally returning to work and is cancer free! Read about her return here, including some words of advice from our own Wendy Chioji. 
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