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Surviving & Thriving
 
DREAMS DON'T DIE

Talk about Surviving and Thriving! 64-year-old Diana Nyad amazed the world on Labor Day when she became the first swimmer to go from Cuba to Florida without the assistance of a shark cage. Accomplishing her dream after 35 years and 5 attempts, Diana proclaimed to the crowd greeting her on the shores of Key West: "Never give up!" and "You are never too old to go after your dreams!" We couldn't agree more! 


Here at Growing Bolder, we've had the pleasure of meeting another person who never gave up on his long-distance swimming dreams, Martin Strel, aka the Big River Man. He once swam for 84 hours non-stop, covering 313 miles, and his most famous swim was the entire length of the Amazon, the most dangerous river in the world. We caught up to Martin to discover the secrets of his unlikely training methods. Here's a hint -- alcohol and cave meditations are involved.  Click here to watch his story.
 

 
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JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 13
Episode Will Be Broadcast On Air and Online

Save the date for the next episode of "Surviving & Thriving." We hope you and your entire family will join us on Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. for a show that will inspire and encourage you to keep going through life's toughest challenges. We'll be featuring stories of those who have overcome incredible odds and want to share their message of hope with you.

We've partnered with
 MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando and WKMG Local 6 to bring you to this special hour. And if you're not in Central Florida, stay tuned for exciting news about a new way to watch and interact with the program live, right on your computer!

Mark your calendars for September 13. It's an hour you won't want to miss!

 
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THE NEXT CHAPTER
Learning to Live After Loss

Kathleen Neace was just 39 years old when she found herself a widow with four boys under 10 years of age to raise alone. "I had to survive my husband's death, comfort my kids, regroup and re-plan our future," she explains of what she faced after her husband of 12 years suffered a fatal heart attack.
 
Just three and a half years later, Kathleen is working full-time, supporting her children both financially and emotionally, and just recently got engaged. She reports, "I am ready to start the next chapter of our lives." Click here to read more about Kathleen's story.


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