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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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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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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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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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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