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Living Hope-How does a day go from thinking you were going to decorate your home for Christmas to being admitted to the hospital?

Posted in charities, non-profits on July 24, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Dawnie Campbell, a Wife, mother, animal lover and a 2+ year pancreatic cancer survivor, shares her journey on how she went from being a energizer bunny to being exhausted.  While on a business trip Dawnie experienced pain in her side and went to urgent care.  Thinking it was a kidney stone, or infection she was give antibiotics.  After returning home the pain continues, Dawnie decided to see her Dr and was immediately sent to the ER.  Dawnie calls her husband, Scott letting him know she was going for tests and when she returns home they can decorate the house for Christmas.  She walked over to ER thinking they’ll run some tests, give her some medicine and she’ll go home and be fine, but no that was not to be, she was admitted immediately.

What was the best advice Dawnie received during her journey?  What did she do when uncomfortable with her treatment option? Find out the answers to these questions and more on OC Talk Radio Orange County’s only Community Radio Station livestreaming from  from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove Thursdays at 11:00am PDT 

If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at www.pancan.org or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at LivingHope2055@outlook.com 

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 

Living Hope-A simple Media Release leads to along time commitment to bring awareness

Posted in charities, non-profits on July 21, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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What happens when you take two people out of their comfort zone and turn the tables?  Special guest Dawn Kamber, Public Affairs Director and Host of “Impact OC” is usually on the other side of the mic.  Dawn interviews guests who impact Orange County in a positive way.  We turned the tables when we asked Dawn to share her journey with pancreatic cancer which started with a simple media release.  Even being in the media, like most, Dawn had never heard of pancreatic cancer until she heard Michael Landon had been diagnosed.  Why aren’t we hearing more about the disease before reading it in the obituary?  What do we need to do to get and keep pancreatic cancer in the media forefront and not just when a celebrity is involved?  Why does someone who doesn’t have a personal connection with pancreatic cancer become involved? Answers to these questions and more on OC Talk Radio Orange County’s only Community Radio Station livestreaming from  from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove Thursdays at 11:00am PDT 

If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at www.pancan.org or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at LivingHope2055@outlook.com 

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 

#PaulRoberts #PancreaticCancer #DawnKamber #TheCove 

Living Hope-Dr. Marcus Welby where are you?

Posted in charities, non-profits on July 16, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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For those of you that may not know, Marcus Welby, M.D. was a medical drama show that aired from 1969 to 1976.  Dr Welby was a family practitioner, with a great bedside manner, kind heart and made house calls! How do Doctors of today compare to the Dr Welby’s of yesteryear?  Why do some give you a heartbreaking diagnosis only to leave you on your own? Are they embarrassed, or do they feel like they failed because once you reach a certain point they can no longer help you?  How do some Doctors handle the diagnosis of a deadly disease?  What are they taught in medical school?  Many of you have expressed these same questions.  We’ve explored them here on www.octalkradio.biz Orange County’s only Community Radio Station livestreaming from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove Thursdays at 11:00am PDT 

If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at www.pancan.org or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at LivingHope2055@outlook.com

More Journeys can also be found on facebook.com/LivingHope2055  and our website www.livinghopepc.com

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 

#PaulRoberts #PancreaticCancer #MarcusWelbyMD

 

 

Living Hope-Dr Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith knew what she wanted to be when “she grew up”

Posted in charities, non-profits on July 13, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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How many of us can say “I know what I want to be when I grow up?” Dr Rowland-Goldsmith knew exactly wanted she wanted to be at a very young age.  She was horrified to hear a couple of girls make fun and laugh at a classmate when her wig fell off while changing for P.E.  You see this little girl and been diagnosed with leukemia and lost her hair during chemotherapy.  This event affected Melissa profoundly and she knew then she would be a oncologist.  Her path took a little detour but she still has a tremendous affect on those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Hear how her journey with pancreatic cancer will help mold future Doctors and Researchers to communicate better with patients.

Only on www.octalkradio.biz Orange County’s only Community Radio Station livestreaming from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove Thursdays at 11:00am PDT 

If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at www.pancan.org or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at LivingHope2055@outlook.com

More Journeys can also be found on facebook.com/LivingHope2055  and our website www.livinghopepc.com

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#PaulRoberts #PancreaticCancer #IknowWhatIwant2BeWhenIgrowUp #DemandBetter #ChapmanU #DrRG #MeanGirls #Leukemia

 

Living Hope; Your Journey with Pancreatic Cancer-A Husband becomes a advocate after losing his wife to the world’s toughest cancer

Posted in charities, non-profits on July 11, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Rick Pinson and his wife Linda became involved with PanCAN’s Orange County Affiliate in 2009 after Linda was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Rick shares his journey on why he still volunteers even after Linda’s death in 2012.  Rick remains actively involved and advocates in memory and in honor of Linda.  Rick has been a leader serving as Advocacy Chair for the past 6 years and more recently accepted another role as PurpleStride Logistics Chair for the Orange County Affiliate. 

Hear how you can make your voice heard with your Members of Congress and request funding for pancreatic cancer research.  Only on www.octalkradio.biz Orange County’s only Community Radio Station livestreaming from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove Thursdays at 11:00am PDT

If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at www.pancan.org or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at LivingHope2055@outlook.com

More Journeys can also be found on facebook.com/LivingHope2055  and our website www.livinghopepc.com

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 

#PaulRoberts #PancreaticCancer #BeAnAdvocate #DemandBetter

 

 

 

Living Hope-Daughter runs 52 marathons in a year. Was it her love of running or something deeper.

Posted in charities, non-profits on June 30, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Would you or maybe the question is could you run 52 marathons in one year? Who does that? That is one marathon every week! All of this while holding down a full-time job from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.  Traveling Friday or Saturday, running on Sunday, returning home in time to be back at work on Monday.  Was it her love of running or something deeper and more personal? Our special guest Julie Weiss or maybe you know her as the “Marathon Goddess” shares her personal journey and why she runs for pancreatic cancer.  Here only on www.octalkradio.net Orange County’s only community radio station.

If you or anyone you know needs help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at pancan.org or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or suggest story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at livinghope2055@outlook.com

More Journeys can also be found on facebook.com/LivingHope2055  and our website www.livinghopepc.com

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#PaulRoberts #MarathonGoddess #52Marathons #PancreaticCancer 

 

 

Living Hope-How does a young man honors the father he never met?

Posted in charities, non-profits on June 29, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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How would you handle only knowing your father through stories from family and friends?  How does a young man honor the father he never had the opportunity to meet?  Trent Luna, a freshman in high school shares his journey how at an incredibly young age he went to Washington, DC, to share his story with Members of Congress; attended PurpleLight a yearly ceremony bringing those affected by pancreatic cancer together; walked in PurpleStride Orange County the walk to end pancreatic cancer, all to advocate for the father that was taken from him when he was only three and half months old.  Listen to his journey here on www.octalkradio.biz Orange County’s only community radio station, also on  www.facebook.com/LivingHope2055

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#PanCAN #PancreaticCancer #octalkradio #PaulRoberts #UCICove #PurpleLight

 

 

 

Living Hope–Why does a real-life Angel become involved with the world’s toughest cancer?

Posted in charities, non-profits on May 31, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Rosa Velasco’s journey with pancreatic cancer began after learning her coworker’s wife was fighting this deadly disease.  Instead of running away, Rosa ran towards Roberta and they soon became fast friends, “Besties.” Rosa and her husband Juan became a great source of support for Roberta and her husband Vic. During a PurpleLight in Orange County, a tribute to those affected by pancreatic cancer, Rosa, found out her grandmother died from the disease years earlier. Since learning about Roberta and her grandmother she has learned many of her coworkers have experienced pancreatic cancer in their lives as well.  Rosa, a real-life Angel feels she gets more than she gives.  Rosa is open, honest and vulnerable as she takes you through her journey and why she became, and stays involved with the world’s toughest cancer. Though she says, “its all about Roberta,” others like Lupe Romero, a six-year survivor before her death in 2019, touched her heart.  Rosa wants to keep fighting for all survivors and for their families. Though the journey can be hard at times, it is a way to give back and can be a joyous ride as well.  Rosa’s journey may cause you to shed some tears, but it will also bring some laughter and hopefully will encourage you to get involved.  Listen to her journey here on OC Talk Radio, Orange County’s only community radio station.  If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at LivingHope2055@outlook.com

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#voluntold #PanCAN #PancreaticCancer #Volunteer #octalkradio #PaulRoberts #UCICove #PurpleLight #RealLifeAngel

Living Hope-How can a husband known as “Mr. Fix It” help his wife fight the worlds deadliest cancer?

Posted in charities, non-profits on May 27, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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How does a man who can fix anything deal with learning his wife has pancreatic cancer?

Vic Luna, “Roberta’s Husband,” shares his journey of being a Caregiver for his wife of 46 years and his father-in-law and mother-in-law.  Years ago, Vic was given the nick name “nino fix it,” by family and friends.  You had a problem, or something didn’t work or was broken, Vic could always fix it.  “Nino fix it,” could fix anything until pancreatic cancer, the world’s toughest cancer entered his life. Here only on OC Talk Radio, Orange County’s only community radio station.  If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at pancan.org or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact us at LivingHope2055@outlook.com

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Living Hope–19-year Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Starts a Crusade

Posted in charities, non-profits on May 11, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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How did a 19 year pancreatic cancer survivor start a crusade?  Find out by listening to our interview with Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Volunteer and Survivor Council Member, Roberta Luna. She’s a 19-year pancreatic cancer survivor who started a crusade to bring awareness, hope and inspiration to others in their journey with pancreatic cancer. Only on OC Talk Radio, Orange County’s Only Community Radio Station. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services: pancan.org or call 877-2-PANCAN