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Living Hope-JB Jaso shares his journey with pancreatic cancer and how he continues the fight in honor of his childhood friend.

Posted in charities, non-profits on September 8, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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 JB Jaso and Tyler Noesen were childhood friends.  Life has a way of moving on, Tyler, married the love of his life and JB went on to join the US Army and serve our country.  Even though they had not seen each other for a while, when Tyler was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer he asked JB to join him in Washington, DC and participate in PanCAN’s National Advocacy Day.  JB didn’t know what to expected that day, but from that day on he continued the fight with Tyler and still continues today even after Tyler’s death in 2012. Whether you watch or listen as JB shares his journey you will be moved.  Taken from Tyler’s Blog of Live “Dream as if you’ll live forever, Live as if you’ll die today.”

Living Hope-Man she never met inspires her to get involved with the Hirshberg Foundation.

Posted in charities, non-profits on September 4, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Elissa Oblath joined the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research after hearing stories about her sister-in-laws father who had died from pancreatic cancer.  Though he died before they met, hearing her sister-in-law share stories about her father, inspired Elissa to get involved.  This connection drew Elissa to Hirshberg and she now serves as their Communication Director.  She shared her connection to pancreatic cancer, what a Communications Director does and upcoming event “Tour de Pier,” on octalkradio.net Orange County’s only community radio station. Livestreamed from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove 

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

 

Living Hope-Sister does the unimaginable to support her sister.

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

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Kelly Barber and her sister Wendi Cihacek share their journey with pancreatic cancer. Kelly talks honestly and emotionally about losing her husband, George, in 2006 to Pancreatic Cancer. Wendi did the unimaginable and moved across the state to support her sister and help with her niece, Megan, who was 2 at the time. Kelly took her pain and grief and turned it into something positive. She became involved with her local PanCAN affiliate, attending meetings, raising awareness and funds and sharing her journey with Members of Congress. Not surprisingly Wendi stepped in and supported her at every turn. Kelly shares, “When we first got started, it was just for George. Today, it’s still for George, but it’s also for all the people we’ve met who are alive and fighting.”  Only on www.octalkradio.net Orange County’s only Community Radio Station, livestreams from UCI Beall Applied Innovation Center @TheCove www.facebook.com/LivingHope2055

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Living Hope-What only PanCAN is doing

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

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Founder, Pamela Acosta Marquardt shares “What Only PanCAN is Doing.”  Pam talks about how Patients/Survivors and their families can call “Patient Services,” they will be assigned their own personal Case Manager and provided with the most updated resources and information at no cost. Information like “Know Your Tumor,” “Clinical Trial Data Base,” and the “Patient Registry,” along with other helpful information. Updates on PanCAN’s Advocacy, Research and so much more is explored here on www.octalkradio.biz Orange County’s only Community Radio Station livestreamed from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove 

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-A sister deals with the diagnosis and death of her brother by giving back.

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

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Julia Tominaga shares her journey with her brother Curtis, “the kind of brother that always looked out for his sisters…almost like having a third parent.” Curtis was diagnoses with stage IV pancreatic cancer after being taken to the ER.  There were few treatment options.  Curtis lived only two and half weeks after being diagnosed. After losing her brother, Julia wanted to do something to help others who were affected, she wanted them to know they weren’t alone.  Hear why over 10 years later, Julia is still involved in helping others devastated by a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. 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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Conversation during first date leads to a surprising connection to pancreatic cancer

Posted in charities, non-profits on August 20, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Dr. Lee Reitler and Dwaine Mattei-Reitler share their unique journey with pancreatic cancer.  You’ll hear how they meet, how a conversation during their first date lead them to a  surprising connection and why they are passionate about helping others battling the world’s toughest cancer. 

Living Hope-Wife refuses to give up the fight and starts a Foundation in memory of her husband.

Posted in charities, non-profits on August 1, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Agi and Ron met by chance when Agi’s father coached Ron’s son’s soccer team.  Little did they know that on that day they would meet, fall in love and marry 3 months later.   Ron was a real dynamite of a man, they balanced each other immediately.  Ron was a thinker and Agi was a doer. Partners in life, partners in business and partners in fighting pancreatic cancer.  Losing Ron was devastating but, Agi refused to give up on what they had been fighting for.  They were fighting for a cure, they were fighting to live.  After Ron’s death, Agi immediately took her pain and grief and turned it into something positive, the start of a foundation in memory of the man she loved.  Agi’s daughter, Lisa had a promising career of her own.  Wanting to support her mother she agreed to help with the foundation while she was on maternity leave.  Though she fully intended to go back and pursue her career, 20+ years later Lisa is now the Executive Director for the Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Co-Founder of the annual event Tour de Pier. 

Agi, not one to let any grass grow under her feet started working on the foundation immediately after Ron’s death in May 1997.  In July,  that same year, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research was born.  

When asked what pearls of wisdom Agi could share with other Caregivers – “Have your moments, not just the disease.  Your life is not about the disease, it’s about your relationship and about how you love each other.”

For more information on the Hirshberg Foundation and the Tour de Pier please visit www. https://pancreatic.org/

On OC Talk Radio, Orange County’s Only Community Radio Station streaming live every Thursday, at 11:00am PDT from the University of California-Irvine’s BEALL APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER at The Cove.  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 

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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 

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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 

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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

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