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Surviving & Thriving
 
COULD YOU SURVIVE?

At just 50, Toni Wild has already survived two bouts with breast cancer, the tragic death of her husband, heart failure and now a heart transplant. Click here to learn more about her incredible story, including the journey from donating her husband's organs to receiving someone else's herself. Plus, find out why she decided to return to half-marathon training just six weeks after her transplant!
 
Our next episode of "Surviving & Thriving," presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, airs on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. on WKMG Local 6. Set your DVRs!

 
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LADY SINGS THE BLUES
OVERCOMING AFFLICTIONS AND HEARTACHE

For years now, Jacqueline Jones has been Central Florida’s First Lady of Jazz. But her voice was nearly silenced. Hers is a story of resilience. It’s a story of how strong you are capable of being, even when your world crashes down around you, one devastating blow after another. How do you get through it? This lady sings the blues.
 
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EATING THROUGH TREATMENT
STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT EATING SMART

Meat that tastes metallic? Dry mouth? Nausea? Those are just a few of the side effects from treatment for cancer, and they can make eating a real chore. Registered dietitian and Growing Bolder's nutrition expert Dr. Susan Mitchell has some tricks for surviving and thriving through food.

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IN THE FAMILY
'THE BEST KIND OF CANCER'


Nobody is immune from cancer — if you don’t get it yourself, someone you love or work with will. Disease doesn’t care how old you are, what gender you are, how much money you make or how much good you do in the world. And cancer has now touched someone else close to the Surviving & Thriving project: WKMG Local 6 reporter Jessica Sanchez. Jessica posted about her diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma recently, with the title "The Best Kind of Cancer." Click below to read more about her journey. We are wishing Jessica good health and best wishes, and our thoughts are with her Local 6 family.

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YOUR STORIES OF SURVIVAL

Even though she'd never smoked, Sylvia McMenamin was stunned to learn she had stage IV lung cancer. Her doctors told her to start preparing for her death. Instead, she found new opinions, this time seeking out a thoracic surgeon at MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. Two years later, she tells us how she’s doing and what she’s learned about planning for your SURVIVAL instead.

We want to tell YOUR story, too! Just fill out this quick form sharing your Stories of Survival and we may feature you in an upcoming episode of "Surviving & Thriving" or in this newsletter!