Archive | December, 2018

Powered by Hope; An Interview With Ironman Triathlete and Stage IV Cancer Survivor Teri Griege


Teri Griege

In 2009, shortly after completing her first Ironman Triathalon, Teri Griege was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was 48 years old.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • How her diagnosis saved the lives of her two older sisters.
  • Her setting a goal to complete a half Ironman one year after her diagnosis and how she trained for this during her cancer treatments.
  • Completing six major marathons around the world.
  • Her book, Powered by Hope and the non-profit she created by the same name.
  • Her advocacy work with Pedal the Cause, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and Fight CRC.

Links Mentioned In The Show

Teri’s website – http://terigriege.com/

Powered by Hope – https://www.poweredbyhope.org/

Pedal the Cause – https://www.pedalthecause.org/

Colorectal Cancer Alliance – https://www.ccalliance.org/

Fight CRC – https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/

Call On Congress – https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/events/save-the-date-call-on-congress-2019/

Colon Cancer Coalition – https://coloncancercoalition.org/

Teri’s Story

Connect With Teri

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teri.griege

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeriGriege https://twitter.com/PoweredByHope

Instagram: https://instagram.com/poweredbyhope

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A Car Accident Saved My Life; An Interview With Lung Cancer Survivor Yovana Portillo


A Car Accident Saved My Life; An Interview With Lung Cancer Survivor Yovana Portillo

Yovana Maria Portillo is a young lung cancer survivor who was diagnosed with stage 1b lung cancer purely by accident.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • The story behind the accident that saved her life.
  • The details of her surgery and subsequent follow-ups.
  • The impact her disease had on her life.
  • The stigma associated with lung cancer and the burden of blame that many lung cancer patients and survivors face.
  • Where Yovana turned to when she needed support.
  • How she dealt with friends and family who were afraid to utter the word “cancer” in her presence.
  • The important roles exercise and spirituality play in her life

Connect with Yovana

Read her story herehttps://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/blog/2018/10/advocate-spotlight-yovana-portillo-phoenix-arizona

Follow her on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/azhikeryogirunner/

Connect with her on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/yovanamariaportillo

Follow her on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/asuxfin

 

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