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Jan 17, 2024

In this inspiring episode, we meet Hannah Adams, a 13-year cancer survivor and an extraordinary advocate for childhood cancer research. Hannah shares her story of overcoming cancer at a young age, her journey to becoming Miss Mobile Bay and her relentless pursuit of her dreams. Hannah's resilience and dedication are truly remarkable, from her experience lobbying in Washington, D.C., to founding the nonprofit H.U.G.S. 4 Childhood Cancer. Prepare to be moved by her inspiring journey and her message of hope and empowerment. Join us as we delve into Hannah's incredible story and her impactful work in the fight against childhood cancer.

3 Key Episode Takeaways

1. Relentless pursuit: Despite facing childhood cancer at age 5, Hannah relentlessly pursued her dreams. From lobbying for childhood cancer legislation to founding H.U.G.S. 4 Childhood Cancer, she has dedicated her life to making a difference.

2. Advocating for change: Hannah's advocacy work focuses on policy change and legislation for childhood cancer research funding. Her efforts have resulted in the approval of eight bills in eight state legislatures, securing $98.8 million in funding for this important cause.

3. Empowering future leaders: Through her involvement in the Miss America organization, Hannah demonstrates her passion for inspiring young women to pursue their dreams fearlessly. She serves as a shining example of leadership and resilience.

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Show Overview

00:00 Meet Hannah Adams.

03:21 Hannah diagnosed with rare cancer, treated, now survivor.

 08:58 Cancer diagnosis affects family unit, sibling included.

12:48 Advocating for childhood cancer policy change and funding.

 16:58 Inspiring hospital visit with children battling cancer.

19:21 Received grant, raised awareness.

22:06 Women supporting women, inspiring next generation of leaders.

25:43 Supporting cancer research and treatment in Alabama.


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