“The only victory that is gained through cancer is a new perspective; the only defeat is giving into bitterness.” – Mike Lang
Over the past four years since being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, Mike Lang has dedicated his life to helping other cancer survivors live with, through and beyond cancer. Early on, Mike recognized the power of sharing stories to help cancer survivors find healing. Thanks to close friends Aaron Bryant and Fred Sprinkle of Hands On Films, Mike found the perfect opportunity to combine his passion for storytelling with the creative and compelling medium of film. Out of this great partnership and passion for storytelling has arisen two films, an adventure therapy program (Survive & Thrive Expeditions), as well as opportunities for Mike to plan and facilitate over 25 retreats, conferences, activity-based support groups and adventure therapy trips for young adult cancer survivors (to learn more about the two previous films please read below).
With this new webseries, Mike and Aaron want to narrow their focus on one person’s story. Amy Mcdougall-Aubin, was only 24 when she was first diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. She was pregnant at the time and not able to undergo the traditional chemotherapy and radiation treatments and instead had to try some complementary treatments. After spending a few years in remission, the cancer metastasized to her right lung and she was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. She is currently undergoing a very difficult round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Amy is married with a 4 year old daughter and, with her family’s permission, is allowing Mike to follow her journey as she finishes chemotherapy treatments in Toronto, gets prepared for, and finally rafts the Grand Canyon with Survive & Thrive Expeditions in August 2012.
Click the Banner above to watch the Trailer and watch each of the Webisodes before Below!
Episode 1 – “A Two-Edged Sword”
Episode 2 – “A Cruel Joke”
Episode 3 – “This Guilty Feeling”
Episode 4 – “Letting Go”
Episode 5 – “The Release”
Episode 6 – “The Choice”