Surviving & Thriving Complete Show: Episode 403


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 December 4, 2016 and is presented here with limited commercial interruption.

Surviving & Thriving shines a spotlight on those who’ve overcome the kinds of challenges we all face in life and come out on the other side — stronger than ever. It tells the stories of those who’ve survived these obstacles and want to help you keep moving forward on your journey, too.

In this episode, you’ll meet people like Cookie Johnson, an entrepreneur and the wife of NBA legend Magic Johnson. Why 25 years after his famous announcement she worries people are no longer taking the threat of HIV and AIDS seriously.

Plus, people living with memory loss explain why they’re stepping out of the shadows and helping others find peace and even joy.

And be inspired by the story of a woman who is about to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the second time — this time, though, she’ll do it with her family by her side, while she battles Parkinson’s Disease.