Surviving & Thriving Complete Show: Episode 402


Surviving & Thriving is the three-time Emmy-nominated show produced by Bolder Broadcasting, the team behind the nationally syndicated Growing Bolder. Surviving & Thriving is produced in partnership with WESH-TV.

Hosted by Growing Bolder’s Wendy Chioji and WESH 2’s Jim Payne, this episode originally aired on August 27, 2016 and is presented here with limited commercial interruption.

At one time or another, we all have to become warriors, and when you get right down to it, that’s what this show is about — sharing the stories of warriors. Men, women and children, who by their example, give us the courage to keep fighting through our own challenges.

There’s one challenge we will all face in life, if we’re lucky — the challenge of aging. In this episode, you’ll meet a renowned abstract painter who is not yet ready to go quietly into the night. See what inspires Harold Garde to paint daily, even in his mid-90s.

Plus, a former soldier explains how his wartime experiences in Iraq inspired him to enroll in med school — in his 40s! And Jim takes you inside the studios for a very special day of media training with Special Olympians. Find out why he’s spent more than 20 years volunteering with these amazing athletes.

Those stories and more in this episode of Surviving and Thriving.