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.
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In this episode of Surviving & Thriving, meet a renowned artist in his mid-90s who still paints every day. Find out why he has no plans of living his final years quietly. Plus, a former soldier explains how his wartime experiences in Iraq inspired him to enroll in med school — in his 40s!
In this episode of “Surviving & Thriving,” meet a man who survived the seemingly unsurvivable. Find out why he credits rock and roll with saving his life. Plus, former co-anchors Wendy Chioji and Jim Payne reunite to discuss Wendy’s life after TV news and the lessons learned from her latest bout with cancer.
In this episode of Surviving & Thriving, meet a couple who both exhibited dementia-like symptoms and feared the worst. But hope was available. Plus, a former NFL great battles to save his leg.
In this episode of “Surviving & Thriving,” Jane Pauley reveals how she picked up the pieces when she thought her lifelong career was over. Plus, meet a man who survived three massive heart attacks — in one day!
In this episode of Surviving & Thriving, two stroke survivors show recovery is possible. Plus, meet a three-sport, straight-A student who battled back from a brain tumor to get back into the game.
In this episode of “Surviving & Thriving,” meet a woman who nearly died after childbirth from a heart condition that baffled doctors. Plus, a man’s musings on life, faith and cancer following his diagnosis with an incurable form of cancer.
In this episode of “Surviving & Thriving,” meet a woman who lost more than 300 pounds — without surgery — and a woman who was on her deathbed until a stranger stepped in to help from across the country.
Watch our hour-long show dedicated to giving you inspiration to survive life’s toughest challenges. In this edition of our Emmy-nominated show, meet a man who survived a double organ transplant and is taking what he learned from his experiences to change other patients’ lives.
The stories you are about to see will not only inspire and entertain you but will change the way you look at struggles in your own life. In this episode, see how a group of cancer survivors and advocates reached the summit of the world’s highest freestanding mountain.
Watch the complete first episode of the second season of the Emmy-nominated “Surviving & Thriving.” This episode features stories on NBA executive and author Pat Williams’ battle against the incurable multiple myeloma and a young woman who has never let her Down syndrome slow her down, not even when faced with a life-threatening illness.