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Hope Is Here

Next Airing: Mon, Apr 15th, 2024 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV

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HOPE IS HERE features inspiring and uplifting, relevant and refreshing, personal stories told by cancer survivors, their families, and the loved ones of those who lost the fight against this "emperor of all maladies" and sparked a movement that gives added meaning to their lives. Their moving stories show how the light of hope is salvaged from depths of despair.


  • Gina Hollenbeck

    Gina Hollenbeck is positive about life. Every day she lives with an optimistic desire to overcome and thrive despite a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis. As a young mother of two boys, she forges ahead towards a vibrant and meaningful journey with a mission to help find a cure for not only herself but for others who suffer from this deadly disease.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 15th, 2024 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:54
    Usage rights: 10/24/2022 to 10/23/2024
  • Emily Bennett Taylor

    Emily Bennett Taylor and her husband Miles were newlyweds with a bright future planned. Just as they were house hunting and talking about raising a family Emily received the news that she had stage 4 lung cancer. She and her husband recall their cancer journey and recount their determination to live life to its fullest while fighting for the chance to have children despite a grave cancer diagnosis.

    Next Airing: Tue, Apr 16th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:54
    Usage rights: 10/31/2022 to 10/30/2024
  • Lisa Briggs

    Life can be full of hope and dreams. Lisa Briggs was enjoying a successful business, and a close-knit family while celebrating the arrival of her second child. Yet within months of giving birth Lisa was told the devasting news; she had stage 4 lung cancer. For an athletic, young woman who never smoked, the diagnosis seemed unreal. After the shock wore off, Lisa went into full action ahead as her will to live proved stronger than her devastating cancer.

    Next Airing: Tue, Apr 23rd, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:54
    Usage rights: 11/7/2022 to 11/6/2024
  • Daymara's Determination

    Daymara had big plans in 2020. Trips, work goals and family outings were a few items on Daymara's to-do list. But when she collapsed getting out of bed one morning, all those plans on the horizon where immediately put on hold. After being rushed to the hospital Daymara was faced with an unexpected diagnosis. She had acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer. As this type of Leukemia can be terribly aggressive, Daymara immediately began an intensive chemotherapy regime and a groundbreaking stem cell procedure that would eventually save her life. This stem cell procedure, however, would force her into isolation as her immune system was weakened. Regardless of what may have seemed like an insurmountable challenge, Daymara persevered and her determination to leave the hospital so she could be with her children again is what Daymara says gave her hope and the ability to get well again.

    Next Airing: Tue, Apr 30th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/16/2023 to 10/15/2025
  • Little Braveheart

    Early on in Rachel Collin's pregnancy she was told there was concern for her unborn child as doctors discovered her baby's heart was undeveloped. Soon hopes were dashed and worry set in as Rachel was told the future was uncertain for her baby boy. Hope is Here chronicles the first two years of Mikey Collins' life, who proved to be the brave little boy with an incredible will to live.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 7th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/23/2023 to 10/22/2025
  • The Monk Terry Story

    Five decades ago, Lawrence Monk Terry was at the top of his game. In 1972 he had won a silver medal with the U.S. rowing team at the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich Germany. His position on the team was an important one. He served as the Stroke. That's the term for the one who sets the pace for the rest of the rowers. Since then, his life has been rowing along merrily. Just recently he was a fit and active retiree until an April day, after Monk was doing housework and decided it was time to come inside that his life would take a pause. What happened next would give a whole new meaning to his revered rowing position, The Stroke.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 14th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/30/2023 to 10/29/2025
  • Chicken Strong

    A diagnosis of childhood cancer came as a shock to the Shoeneck family who found out about their daughter Kenedi's malignant tumor after an unexpected fall. This episode of Hope is Here proves the power of love and creativity as The Sing Me a Story Foundation pairs Kenedi and well known songwriter Kat Perkins to create a happy and memorable tune that delivers hope, strength and laughter to a family who needed a reason to smile.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 21st, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/6/2023 to 11/5/2025
  • Finding The Light

    Our youth and all the experiences that make up one's childhood, good and bad, can affect the person we ultimately become. Yet we often have a choice in that destiny. Ana Viamonte Ros is a woman who confirms that although insurmountable challenges and negative experiences from the past can shape our future, hard work and a determined, healthy mindset can pave the way towards a gratifying life. Today Dr. Viamonte dedicates her life to helping patients strengthen their mental health and conquer childhood traumas while serving as living proof that perseverance and hope make dreams attainable.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 28th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/13/2023 to 11/12/2025
  • Doug The Pug

    The way to healing can take on different forms. Little 7 year old Leonor was suffering from a very rare cancer, and it was decided she needed an uplifting project to give her hope. What better medicine than an endearing song that was created from Lenore and her sister Dot's imagination and a ridiculously cute and famous dog named Doug the Pug. This episode of Hope is Here is about how a famous dog, creativity and a group of caring individuals came together to give a little girl a world of hope to carry on.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jun 4th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/20/2023 to 11/19/2025
  • Working Towards Independence

    Parents raise their children to ultimately achieve their independence. Yet removing barriers to attain the goal of independence is filled with great challenges for parents of children with special needs. Hope is Here focuses on a family, a very special foundation and a Florida hospital system that is going to great lengths to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities with strength, confidence and a sense of self-worth.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jun 11th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/27/2023 to 11/26/2025
  • Oliver's Story

    Imagine being a child fighting cancer. Treatments, medications and uncertainty fill your day. A boy named Oliver decided to face his disease and pain with fierce determination. Once strong again, he was filled with gratitude because of the love and support he received during his treatment. Yet it was a symbolic jacket that he wore during the days of his cancer treatments that inspired him to start his own organization designed to cheer up other children dealing with cancer around the United States. Hope is Here presents the selfless story of Oliver's Patch Project.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jun 18th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/4/2023 to 12/3/2025
  • Vacc Camp

    Children who are ventilator-dependent are limited in their ability to participate in sports and recreation. Enjoying childhood to its fullest is often not possible. Every year VACC Camp affords children on ventilators the chance to enjoy a stress-free week at the beach along with other water activities such as sailing or going to the pool as they are supported by camp volunteers and the Miami Beach Fire and Rescue. This episode of Hope is Here features a participating doctor at Nicklaus Children's Hospital as well as two families who enjoy this special opportunity to see their children enjoy the ocean for the first time.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jun 25th, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/11/2023 to 12/10/2025
  • A Mother's Love

    Finding inspiration to fight cancer calls upon courage and an immense determination to soldier on through the toughest of days. This arduous journey also requires support and love from friends and family. Michael Cramer was gifted with all these necessary ingredients to forge ahead, not only from a family who loves him but especially from a mother whose encouragement strengthened her son through his darkest moments. Here is Michael's remarkable story about a mother's love, his undying resilience and the important lessons he learned about giving back the gift of survival.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jul 2nd, 2024 at 9:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/18/2023 to 12/17/2025
  • Bonnie J. Addario

    At age 56, Bonnie was a wife, mother, grandmother, president of an oil company, and leader in breaking through the industry's glass ceiling. She also became one of the millions facing a 16% survival rate. Her initial prognosis was grim. Most doctors provided little hope, but Bonnie eventually found a thoracic surgeon willing to help, telling him, "If I am going to die from this disease, I don't want it to be because I did nothing!" After a 14-hour surgery, multiple rounds of chemotherapy, and radiation, Bonnie became a survivor with a new purpose in life.

    Length: 00:26:54
    Usage rights: 10/3/2022 to 10/2/2024
  • Hank Baskett

    Hank Baskett was given the grim diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer almost ten years ago. At the time his thoughts were not of himself but of how he was going to tell his family. In episode 3 of Hope is Here we meet Hank and his family and learn how he was able to push forward towards health with a hopeful attitude and mission that his cancer journey would be, in his words, "a joyful one."

    Length: 00:26:54
    Usage rights: 10/17/2022 to 10/16/2024
  • Jill Costello

    Lung cancer diagnoses for young, non-smoking individuals are a growing trend. But that didn't intimidate the athletic and courageous lung cancer patient, 21-year-old Jill Costello. Jill's fighting spirit and her desire to help find a cure and eradicate the stigma that only smokers contracted the disease would eventually define her legacy.

    Length: 00:26:54
    Usage rights: 10/10/2022 to 10/9/2024