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David Tuccaro Leukemia Survivor Talks About 'Bad to the Bone' His Memoir by Marala Scott on Navigating the Cancer Maze with Grace Gawler

David Tuccaro, Jr will talk about his life, illness and the best-selling book ‘Bad to the Bone’ that helped to make sense of it all on Navigating the Cancer Maze with host Grace Gawler on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel Friday March 28 at 12 noon Pacific Time.

 

Tempe, AZ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/27/2014 -- Voice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that David Tuccaro, Jr will talk about his life, illness and the best-selling book ‘Bad to the Bone’ that helped to make sense of it all on Navigating the Cancer Maze with host Grace Gawler on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel Friday March 28 at 12 noon Pacific Time. http://www.voiceamerica.com/channel/248/voiceamerica-health-and-wellness.

David Tuccaro Jr’s story is powerful. ‘Bad to the Bone’ is aptly named; leukemia being an illness that begins in bone marrow. David will talk about his memoirs and about the Award-winning Author, Oprah’s Ambassador of Hope, Marala Scott, who transcribed his story of Leukemia through to his remission. At just 25 years old, approximately seven years ago, David a Mikisew Cree First Nation man from Fort McMurray Canada, was diagnosed with leukemia. He was facing a death sentence. His story is a poignant, raw in its honesty and an inspiration to those who are navigating the leukemia maze.

Navigating the Cancer Maze serves as a reliable source of information for cancer patients and families. Every guest on the show has a well researched and authentic story to offer to the community. Such is David Tuccaro Jr’s story; a tumultuous journey of self-discovery through pain, hopelessness and the feeling of inadequacy to inspire others to overcome adversity. After finding his purpose, he is living out his passion of teaching others to save lives by registering to become a bone marrow donor.

David says:“When I was going through what I’d gone through with the leukemia, I had my doctors telling me one thing, what to expect, and my family and friends telling me what to expect, but I didn’t have a survivor telling me what to expect; that’s what the book is really about, to answer some of these questions. There needs to be somebody that has gone through this to give you the hope that you really need to get through it.”

David is a powerful advocate bringing awareness to the life-saving impact that a bone marrow donor unselfishly provides. He is alive after years of hospital procedures thanks to his spirit, medical science, support and the altruism of one man who donated his bone marrow. Four years after the lifesaving transplant David met his bone marrow donor, Christian Holtmann from Germany. He says: “I’ll never forget the first meeting I had with Christian; it was the greatest moment of my life.” David Tuccaro Jr hopes his and Christian’s story will inspire others to donate bone marrow. “That is what saved my life,” David said.

“Navigating the Cancer Maze” airs live on Fridays at 12 NOON Pacific time, 2 P.M. Central, 3 PM Eastern on The VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel. To access the show, log on at http://www.voiceamerica.com/channel/248/voiceamerica-health-and-wellness All shows will be available in Navigating the Cancer Maze Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel for on-demand and pod cast download.

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ABOUT Grace Gawler and Navigating the Cancer Maze
2014 marks Grace Gawler 40 years assisting cancer patients to Navigate the Cancer Maze as effectively as possible. Navigating the cancer maze fulfill Grace’s vision to provide a sponsored show through her Charity so that cancer patients can hear expert Professionals and authentic cancer survival stories. The show aims to share time-proven strategies in a “Let’s talk about it” atmosphere with the aim of making the journey through cancer more easeful through knowledge. The program is solutions focused for patients at all stages of cancer and provides tools for pre-planning for any setbacks that are likely to be met along the way. It is important to acknowledge the reality of a cancer diagnosis, while being authentic about process and keeping possibilities open. The best outcomes are experienced when the best of conventional medicine is paired with the best of complementary supported by an empowered patient. Navigating the Cancer Maze airs live every Friday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.