#1616: Finding Inspiration In The Wake Of Cancer | 51%

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#1616: Finding Inspiration In The Wake Of Cancer | 51%
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On this week’s 51%, a Stage IV pancreatic cancer survivor motivates and inspires other cancer patients. We also hear about women adapting when the pandemic hit, who moved their dance party online. Dr. Sharon Ufberg returns with her 51% segment “Force of Nature.” This time she interviews Marisa Harris who, years ago, received a devastating […]

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