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Surviving & Thriving

As this email "went to press," Growing Bolder's Marc Middleton and Wendy Chioji are on their way to climb the tallest free-standing mountain in the world: Mt. Kilimanjaro! It's all a part of Livestrong's Survivor Summit.

Wendy has just recently finished up a second round of battling cancer. First she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and then thymic carcinoma in 2013. After a grueling set of radiation and chemo therapy treatments, Wendy says she's mentally and physically prepared for the climb.

Find out why Marc and Wendy are taking on this challenge and see how you can support survivors, too. Read about it now in our latest issue of the Growing Bolder Magazine and then check out Wendy's personal fundraising page. 
7 Daily Doses of Inspiration!

Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter, so we thought perhaps you could use a little dose of inspiration for each day this week. Below are seven stories of people who are Surviving & Thriving; a story a day to make your week a bit brighter. Do you know somebody who could use a little pick-me-up? Just forward this email to send some snippets of hope!
  Fight Like a Champion
When Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she was stunned. However, she learned in order to battle cancer, she had to fight like a champion, especially to survive for her husband and young son. Watch her story now.
Love is the Cure
Before recording artist Susan Toney hit the big time with her music, she was hit in a devastating car accident that left her critically injured. Determined not to lose her dreams of stardom, she fought back against overwhelming odds to be at peace within her own body once again. Watch Susan's story now.
  Dance Like Everyone is Watching
Friends call him a hero. He brings a smile to everyone's faces. And on the dance floor, he is a disco superstar. Because despite having Parkinson's Disease, Bob Reisner isn't letting anything slow him down. From dancing to golfing and fishing, Bob's an inspiration to us all. Read more about Bob now.
Overcoming a Health Crisis
Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines' biggest challenge came long after the Games were done. One day he was swimming, the next day he was in the hospital paralyzed with the rare Guillain-Barre syndrome. Listen now to how Rowdy refused to give in to the condition.
  Refusing to Become a Statistic
After losing her mother and two sisters to cancer, Beverly Hyman Fead was devastated when she was diagnosed with stage IV, metastasized, inoperable cancer. Refusing to give in to statistics, though, she set out on an experimental course. Nine years later, see how she's paying it forward. 
Facing Life's Challenges Head On
Jacqueline Jones was on top of the jazz world when she suffered a brain aneurysm and then the death of her husband and son. She could have given up but instead chose to face life's toughest challenges head on. Watch her inspirational story now.
  Iron Nun on the Run
She's the oldest person to ever have finished a full Ironman race, but Sister Madonna Buder doesn't do it for the accolades or records. At 82 years old, she does it to encourage others that it is never too late to find your passion and to serve others. Watch now.
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