Get ready - she's fiery, passionate, and absolutely courageous - meet Juanita! This episode is Juanita's story and her fight against childhood cancer as a child and teen. Sandy Barker of Gold Rush Cure Foundation brings you an emotional and uplifting episode from a girl who changes the world with her smile and fierce fighting spirit, now making a difference for other kids diagnosed with cancer.
Love Heals Cancer Interview- Juanita Prada was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at ages ten and fourteen. She was affected with cancer twice and underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and blood transfusions as a part of her journey. She says that " I live in the moment, and each minute I breathe is a gift." During cancer and its treatments, it is important to surround yourself with people who will help you rise up again and regain the energy that is missing."
She beat the odds, not once but twice, after she suffered a central nervous system relapse in 2006 of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Now as an adult, Prada struggles with what is called the “late effects” of childhood cancer.
“The chemotherapy, the radiation, the procedures they all affect the brain. And that’s something that many people don’t talk about or know about,” said Prada.
2BYourOwn Hero is an inspirational cancer journey with the goal of inspiring you to be a better person and embrace life.
I had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest speaker and talk about the late effects of childhood cancer on my friend Mark's inspirational YouTube channel! Go check out his YouTube channel and get ready to be inspired!
This is Part 2 of my interview with The Cancer Miracle, Juanita Prada. Of all the people I have interviewed to date, I believe that Juanita has gone through as much or more than anyone I have met. Yet, she has an incredibly beautiful positive attitude. I truly admire that! She will talk about the "late effects " which many childhood cancer patients have to endure as they get older. Prior ro meeting Juanita,, I had never heard of "late effects". Juanita has a website called beholdbegold.org. She also has a YouTube channel BeholdBeGold. This is an incredible story of human triumph, and it is my honor to know and interview her. This is a MUST see video!
Season 3 Episode 6 This is part II with Juanita Prada about late-term effects after surviving Luekima twice as a young child and later as a teen. She gets personal with her own struggles and how they made her who she is today, an advocate, and more. Join me, tune in to find out how and why.
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