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Live Strong - Inspirational Stories from Cancer Survivors-from Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond

The Lance Armstrong Foundation

Survivors from all walks of life talk about what "living strong" in the face of cancer means to them. Since the now ubiquitous LIVESTRONG™ wristbands became available in May 2004, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised more than $50 million for cancer survivorship programs, and the signature phrase has become a battle cry for those who fight the disease every day. Now, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has compiled, from hours of videotaped interviews, poignant and dramatic personal accounts from cancer survivors. Covering a wide range of subjects, from grief to spousal relationships, employment discrimination to coping with medical bills, infertility to fear of recurrence, survivors share their experiences and speak candidly about how cancer has impacted their lives. For twenty-four-year-old Amy it's how her illness changed her relationship with her parents. Mike, a male survivor of breast cancer, talks about gender stereotypes and genetic testing. And Eric, the father of a five-year-old survivor of a brain tumor, recalls how friends and strangers helped his family with financial issues and how the experience brought him and his wife closer together. While heartbreaking at times, these powerfully honest stories are ultimately uplifting and extremely reassuring to patients and their families. They offer the wisdom and hope that only survivors can give. LiveStrong is a remarkable testament to the resilience of the human spirit. From the introduction by Lance Armstrong: My work with the LAF shows me daily that sharing our stories and learning from one another's experiences helps us cancer survivors continue to survive. Some people think the cancer experience is only about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as if after the disease goes into remission, it no longer exists. But survivorship goes beyond remission. Survivorship is an evolution.

Survivors from all walks of life talk about what "living strong" in the face of cancer means to them. Since the now ubiquitous LIVESTRONG™ wristbands became available in May 2004, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised more than $50 million for cancer survivorship programs, and the signature phrase has become a battle cry for those who fight the disease every day. Now, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has compiled, from hours of videotaped interviews, poignant and dramatic personal accounts from cancer survivors. Covering a wide range of subjects, from grief to spousal relationships, employment discrimination to coping with medical bills, infertility to fear of recurrence, survivors share their experiences and speak candidly about how cancer has impacted their lives. For twenty-four-year-old Amy it's how her illness changed her relationship with her parents. Mike, a male survivor of breast cancer, talks about gender stereotypes and genetic testing. And Eric, the father of a five-year-old survivor of a brain tumor, recalls how friends and strangers helped his family with financial issues and how the experience brought him and his wife closer together. While heartbreaking at times, these powerfully honest stories are ultimately uplifting and extremely reassuring to patients and their families. They offer the wisdom and hope that only survivors can give. LiveStrong is a remarkable testament to the resilience of the human spirit. From the introduction by Lance Armstrong: My work with the LAF shows me daily that sharing our stories and learning from one another's experiences helps us cancer survivors continue to survive. Some people think the cancer experience is only about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as if after the disease goes into remission, it no longer exists. But survivorship goes beyond remission. Survivorship is an evolution.
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Survivors from all walks of life talk about what "living strong" in the face of cancer means to them. Since the now ubiquitous LIVESTRONG™ wristbands became available in May 2004, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised more than $50 million for cancer survivorship programs, and the signature phrase has become a battle cry for those who fight the disease every day. Now, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has compiled, from hours of videotaped interviews, poignant and dramatic personal accounts from cancer survivors. Covering a wide range of subjects, from grief to spousal relationships, employment discrimination to coping with medical bills, infertility to fear of recurrence, survivors share their experiences and speak candidly about how cancer has impacted their lives. For twenty-four-year-old Amy it's how her illness changed her relationship with her parents. Mike, a male survivor of breast cancer, talks about gender stereotypes and genetic testing. And Eric, the father of a five-year-old survivor of a brain tumor, recalls how friends and strangers helped his family with financial issues and how the experience brought him and his wife closer together. While heartbreaking at times, these powerfully honest stories are ultimately uplifting and extremely reassuring to patients and their families. They offer the wisdom and hope that only survivors can give. LiveStrong is a remarkable testament to the resilience of the human spirit. From the introduction by Lance Armstrong: My work with the LAF shows me daily that sharing our stories and learning from one another's experiences helps us cancer survivors continue to survive. Some people think the cancer experience is only about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as if after the disease goes into remission, it no longer exists. But survivorship goes beyond remission. Survivorship is an evolution.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alison Fraser, Richard M. Davidson

Length:

2h 48m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:01