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THE YOUNG FACE OF ARTHRITIS

Stephanie Aleite is Surviving & Thriving through rheumatoid arthritis, or RA. Just 23 years old, Stephanie is putting a face to the disease that more than a million Americans are battling, and she has inspirational words of wisdom for others who have been diagnosed. Click here to read her story.
 
 
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THE QUIET WARRIOR
FORMER NFL GREAT BATTLES TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES

Retired NFL great and multiple humanitarian award winner Reggie Williams has been a quiet warrior his entire life, but never more so than now, as he tries to save his leg from amputation.

Over the past several years, Reggie has endured 24 surgeries and numerous infections that have left Reggie's right leg disfigured and both legs in constant pain. Despite that, he's surrounded himself with beautiful works of art, including literature, music and paintings. Find out how the genius and passion of artists, including some who were his friends, comfort him as he deals with the daily struggles of pain.
 
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WENDY'S NON-RACE RACE REPORT

Why is "Surviving & Thriving" host Wendy Chioji so sad? Her half Ironman race was canceled due to smoke from wildfires. But she's already seeing the silver lining and explains why sometimes we need to be protected from ourselves. See why she's urging others to focus on the good, rid their lives of negative energy and instead look forward to tomorrow.

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TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE


Ida Keeling, a 99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York, recently became the 95-99 age group world record holder in the 100-meter run. Ida finished in 59.8 seconds, becoming the first woman in history to compete in the event in the 95+ age group in an internationally certified race.

Ida, just 4 feet, 6 inches and 83 pounds, started competitive running at age 67 to help deal with grief over losing her two sons in drug-related homicides. Her advice on longevity? “Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do and don’t leave out your daily exercise. Love yourself.”

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