These amazing survivors lived to tell their stories of extraordinary escapes. Read More
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By: LY MarlowThrough my organization Saving Promise, I often receive mail from women seeking advice about domestic violence and how to break free from the cycle. I recently received one of the most basic yet poignant questions about domestic violence from a little girl named Angelina: "I know somebody who has been abused many times . . . How do you stop this when you don't know what to do because you are afraid of what might happen to you?"Read More
By: Alexander SmithAfter living on a volunteer stipend with City Year Los Angeles, I learned how to budget my money and still build my savings. Here are some things that I have stuck with since.Read More
By: Ginger VieiraAbout three years ago, I decided that I deserve to be healthy. I deserve to eat well. I deserve to exercise daily. I deserve to check my blood sugar often, count my carbohydrates, and control my blood sugar as well as I can. Not because someone told me I should, but because I decided that I deserve to be healthy.Read More
Meredith Israel, a "cancer warrior" fighting Stage 4 breast cancer, shares her touching story. When she was 25, Meredith Israel found her first lump through a self breast exam. Two biopsies found that both were benign, and so when the lump began to grow a year later, doctors performed a lumpectomy and told Israel she should come back at age 40. It was advice she would not follow.Read More
We are three sisters from New York who had one out of box idea -- to post an ad on Craigslist for a living donor for our father, after he was diagnosed with kidney disease. We were not compatible to donate to him, so we put the word out there to the universe! I am a nurse, my twin sister works in finance on Wall Street and our other sister is a social worker and Columbia alumni. We had used Craigslist for selling our jewelry, advertising, for jobs and for finding childcare ( I'm a single mom). We figured it had worked for everything else so why not for Dad? For a living donor? After a year and 4 months, much publicity and over 100 responses thereafter, an unknown woman from Monterey, California donated her kidney to our father. Today, they are both doing amazing!Read More
In tough times, who bounces back and who doesnt? Who overcomes adversity and who gives up? And perhaps most important: What do survivors and thrivers know about beating the odds that the rest of us dont? These are the questions that award-winning journalist Ben Sherwood explores in The Survivors Club from Grand Central Publishing.
In search of answers, Ben immersed himself in the world of surviving and thriving.