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We all have one thing that we share....being connected to cancer in some way. This connection binds us together in such a powerful way. Join me, Jason H. Greenspan, as we speak with incredible guests from all walks of life. You'll hear from all genres and all categories. Subscribe Today!

Six Degrees of Cancer Jason H. Greenspan

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We all have one thing that we share....being connected to cancer in some way. This connection binds us together in such a powerful way. Join me, Jason H. Greenspan, as we speak with incredible guests from all walks of life. You'll hear from all genres and all categories. Subscribe Today!

    Otis Key: Coach Mr. OK

    Otis Key: Coach Mr. OK

    In this episode of Six Degrees of Cancer, we have Otis Key. He is a former Harlem Globetrotters basketball player. And currently the Women's Basketball Head Coach at Volunteer State Community College.
    Otis shares his experience as a former basketball star and as a head coach for a women's basketball team. He explains his experience with cancer in his family and the basketball industry, and what he’s doing to create awareness and support patients in treatment.
    Listen in to learn the importance of creating cancer awareness to help detect it early and possibly cure it.

    Top Takeaways:
    The self-discipline that is required to balance life and being a world-famous Harlem Globetrotters player.
    Why practicing all the time is part of the life of anyone who wants to perfect their skill.
    The importance of encouraging people to get tested for cancer as early as possible to help overcome it.

    Episode Timeline:
    [0:49] Intro
    [1:42] Otis shares when he became interested in basketball and when he joined the Harlem Globetrotters.
    [5:04] He describes traveling to many places as one of the most memorable moments of his career.
    [8:55] He talks about the crazy travel and activity schedule that made it hard to balance with family.
    [11:08] How he attached himself with veterans to learn self-discipline and balancing his life.
    [12:20] The games they played nationally and internationally, plus the practicing habits.
    [16:49] How his degree in sociology came in handy with his career as a coach
    [20:22] Why there are always two basketball sub-teams to manage all the games across the US.
    [21:56] The good experience he’s had as the Women's Basketball Head Coach at Volunteer State Community College.
    [23:12] He explains how hard he took his dad’s liver cancer experience and the healing process.
    [28:11] How he worries about any genial diseases running in the family and keeps ahead with his children.
    [29:29] He shares his kids’ experience with him being a former basketball star.
    [33:36] Otis’ experience with cancer in the basketball industry, plus why he encourages cancer awareness games.

    Relevant Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/okey12/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/okey12/)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/okey12/ (https://www.facebook.com/okey12/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrok1298?s=20 (https://twitter.com/mrok1298?s=20)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrok1298/ (https://www.instagram.com/mrok1298/)
    Harlem Globetrotters: https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/ (https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/)
    Volunteer State Community College: https://www.volstate.edu/ (https://www.volstate.edu/)
    Volunteer State Community College Blog Bio: http://volunteerstatecommunitycollege.blogspot.com/2014/08/former-globetrotter-hired-as-vol-state.html (http://volunteerstatecommunitycollege.blogspot.com/2014/08/former-globetrotter-hired-as-vol-state.html)
    Nick GAS – Time Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUfNZDpok0k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUfNZDpok0k)

    • 39 min
    Martino Cartier: The Power of a Wish

    Martino Cartier: The Power of a Wish

    On this episode of Six Degrees of Cancer, we speak with Martino Cartier. Martino is a celebrity hair stylist, entrepreneur, and founder of Wigs & Wishes, a nonprofit organization helping women and children look cancer-free for free and granting unbelievable wishes to children with cancer. He has an incredible heart, and we learn about his adoption story from when he was a child, how he became a celebrity hair stylist, his close relationship with music-pop icon, Paula Abdul, and why he created a foundation to help people with cancer.



    Martino shares the crazy and fascinating story of meeting both his biological parents and having a relationship with them even though he was adopted at six months old. Listen in to learn the impact that the Wigs & Wishes organization is making in the lives of women and children living with cancer.

    • 38 min
    Toby Philpott: All in his Hands Part 2

    Toby Philpott: All in his Hands Part 2

    In this episode of Six Degrees of Cancer, we continue our conversation with Toby Philpott. He is an entertainer who performed in many different films, including Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and is most well-known for his role as one of Jabba the Hutt's puppeteers, who performed his left hand, tongue, and body in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

    Toby opens up about his journey dealing with two cancer deaths in his family: his mother and sister. Listen in to learn why life doesn’t have to be lived in an orderly manner, with the example of Toby Philpott, who got his first stable job and partner at the age of 50 years old.

    • 33 min
    Toby Philpott: All in his Hands Part 1

    Toby Philpott: All in his Hands Part 1

    In this episode of Six Degrees of Cancer, we speak with Toby Philpott, an entertainer who performed in many different films, including Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and is most well-known for his role as one of Jabba the Hutt's puppeteers, who performed his left hand, tongue, and body in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

    Toby explains how his career in film took off and the lessons he learned from working alongside director Jim Henson. Listen in to learn why creativity and relaxation were of utmost importance working with puppets and other creatures in the practical effects process of filmmaking.

    • 40 min
    Jason H. Greenspan: We Are All Connected

    Jason H. Greenspan: We Are All Connected

    In this premiere episode of the Six Degrees of Cancer, meet your host Jason H. Greenspan as he explains the purpose of this podcast. Jason shares his personal experience with cancer, which happens to be the driving force behind his passion for creating cancer awareness.

    Listen in to learn how you can contribute by getting involved in cancer awareness irrespective of how it’s affected you.

    • 8 min

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