Survivor Series Stories is a subsidiary podcast series, brought to you by the hosts of The Officially Street Podcast. Each season, Cherry, Jayomega, and Syer dig into the lives of people that have outlived traumatic experiences and allow them to tell their stories. The purpose of this series is to spread awareness on specific topics that we believe do not get enough media coverage, and each season will focus on a different topic. Season 1 outlines the stories of people that have survived or been affected by different types of cancer, and is available anywhere you listen to podcasts. Stay tuned for Season 2, where we will dive into the lives of people that have been wrongfully incarcerated.
Survivor Series Season 1: The Cancer Chronicles - EP.6 LaShondra Cherry
In Season 1 Episode 6 – the Season 1 finale of Survivor Series – we interviewed the creator herself, Lashondra Cherry, better know as Cherry Poppins. Cherry has been sharing her story with us for over a year now, since episode “Hunna”, but we haven’t heard it all. This time around, she goes deep. Tune in to learn the story of how she was diagnosed, the struggles she had with becoming comfortable with her voice again, and the journey she’s been on to help spread awareness by starting her blog “From Radio to Radiation”, and creating this very series itself. Cherry’s story is truly remarkable, and one that we hope will encourage and enlighten others.
Survivor Series Season 1: The Cancer Chronicles - EP.5 Charles Jay
In Season 1 Episode 5 of Survivor Series: The Cancer Chronicles, we spoke with Charles Jay, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 2 years old. In addition to being a survivor, Charles is also a stylist, fashion enthusiast, and owner/designer of the clothing line URBANE. During the interview, with the help of the stories his family has been sharing with him all of his life, he recalled what he could about being diagnosed, as well as the treatment process that he underwent. He also spoke about his clothing line, why he started it, and how he’s using it to tell his story. He even shared a cool story about meeting Swizz Beats. Being 25 years cancer free, Charles’ story exemplifies how hope, passion, and determination can be the recipe for success in any facet of life. Tune in to this awesome story, and enjoy.FOLLOW Charles Jay@firstname.lastname@example.org
Survivor Series Season 1: The Cancer Chronicles - EP.4 Minerva Guerrero
In Season 1 Episode 4 of Survivor Series: The Cancer Chronicles, we sat down with Minerva Guerrero to discuss the story of how she survived cancer. Minerva was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She talks about spending over a month a straight in the hospital, losing her hair and hating it at first, but then owning her look and feeling beautiful again. Minerva showed us that even some of the strongest of people can need crutches to lean on, and to live your life to fullest, as tomorrow isn’t always promised. Tune in to this great story, and enjoy.
Survivor Series Season 1: The Cancer Chronicles - EP.3 Tony Samad
In Season 1 Episode 3 of Survivor Series: The Cancer Chronicles, we spoke with Cleo Lebron from the recently discontinued podcast, The Danny and Cleo Show. Cleo was gracious and kind enough to share the story of her father, who recently had succumb to cancer. She stresses the importance of not taking your health lightly, and the significance of having a strong family and support system by your side. We felt extremely fortunate to be able to help celebrate the life of her dad, Tony Samad, and share his story with you all. We hope you share this and enjoy as well.
Survivor Series Season 1: The Cancer Chronicles - EP.2 Winteer Sancho-Joseph
In Season 1 episode 2 of Survivor Series: The Cancer Chronicles, we sat down with a long time friend of Cherry, and new found friend of the show, Winteer Sancho-Joseph. Winter was diagnosed with Leukemia in January of 2013, when she was just 20 years old. She goes into detail about how she was diagnosed, having to get bone marrow transplants, getting rid of the cancer only for it to come BACK in her eye, and more. She dealt with all of that on top of being a young parent to a 5 year old son. Her story taught us what being a fighter looks like, and has motivated us to fight for the betterment of our health. Our goal with this series is to spread awareness, motivation, education, and hope. We hope that you can continue to learn from these stories as well. Enjoy.
Survivor Series Season 1: The Cancer Chronicles - EP.1 Jonathan Mena
Welcome to the first episode of our new derivative of The Officially Street Podcast, “Survivor Series”. That’s right, we’ve taken one of our original segments of #TOSPodcast and created something so much bigger! The Survivor Series segment is meant to showcase the human side of our friends, listeners, guests, and even ourselves. We tell stories of struggle, pain, comedy, near death experiences, etc., but we aren’t as consistent with it as we should be. So, since we’re DOPE ASS INTERVIEWERS, we decided to look at this segment from a new perspective, and interview people about their stories.This season of The Survivor Series is called “The Cancer Chronicles”. We sat down people that have either beat cancer, or been affected by loved ones having cancer. Them sharing their stories has opened our eyes to being more health conscious, it’s taught us ways to be more supportive of people in their time of need, it’s given us motivation, and shown us how to be fighters.In episode 1 of this season, we sat down with none other than Jonathan Mena of The Loud Speakers Network. He was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer almost 2 years ago. He walked us through how he found out about it, and the changes he made in his lifestyle after going through surgery and recovery. We learned from this episode to trust your body, not to wait until the last minute to see a doctor, (or put all of your faith in Web MD) and to cherish the time you spend with your loved ones. We hope you can take something away from this episode and the many more to come. Enjoy the show.