Wendy Chioji, who beat the odds time and time again throughout her adventurous and passion-filled life, died on Oct. 7, 2019 following a tireless and fierce fight against metastatic thymic cancer. She was 57 years old. She penned this essay on fighting strength in defiance for the Fall 2019 issue of Growing Bolder Magazine. #defy
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The Emmy-nominated Surviving & Thriving is back! In this episode, you’ll meet men and women who have overcome some of life’s most incredible challenges. Their examples will share a message that none of us can ever hear too much — hope is always attainable. No matter what you’re facing.
Are you good at accepting compliments? Or do you try to dismiss them? Wendy Chioji has a message for you: stop. Just stop. Learn how to graciously and gratefully accept a compliment.
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!
Growing Bolder contributor and Surviving & Thriving host Wendy Chioji is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, an adventurer racer, a world traveler, and a two-time cancer survivor in the midst of another battle against the disease. Yet it hasn’t stopped her from living life boldly. Find out why she calls worrying “wasted energy.”
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.
For her entire career, Wendy Chioji has been defying the odds. Those lessons have never been more important than now, as she battles a rare form of cancer with few treatment options. She shares what she’s learned about the life-changing power of defying the odds and never, ever giving up.
For the first time in nearly a decade, former co-anchors Jim Payne and Wendy Chioji are together again. To kick off their reunion, Jim asked if he could ask Wendy some candid, personal questions about her ongoing battle with a rare form of cancer. She said, “Why not?”
Out of all types of cancer, childhood cancers account for less than 1 percent, but that still means every year, more than 10,000 children and their families will hear that frightening diagnosis. Each has quite a story to tell, and that’s especially true of a young man named Benji Watson.
Have you ever felt wronged, or offended? You may be holding on to that anger and resentment but Wendy Chioji has a message for you: it’s time to forgive so you can be set free and start moving forward.
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.
The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated Growing Bolder for two EMMY® Awards, honoring the company’s first documentary Conquering Kilimanjaro, as well as its special series Surviving & Thriving®.