Ep.1580: Chronic Hope Ep.1581: A Mother’s Love

July 26, 2023
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Episode Description

Kathryn interviews Author Jennifer Cramer-Miller.At twenty-two, Jennifer Cramer-Miller was thrilled with her new job, charming boyfriend, and Seattle apartment. Then she received a devastating autoimmune diagnosis—and suddenly, rather than planning for a bright future, she found herself soaking a hospital pillow with tears and grappling with words like “progressive” and “incurable.” Her chances of survival hinged upon the expertise of doctors, the generosity of strangers, and the benevolence of loved ones. Spanning two-plus decades, she explores loss and acceptance, moving forward with uncertainty, and forging a path to joy. Four kidney transplants later, Cramer-Miller is here to shine a bright light on people helping people in difficult times with a story that will make you want to hug the humans you love. Her work is featured in Brevity Blog, The Sunlight Press, Grown & Flown, Mamalode, The Erma Bombeck Blog, The Kindness Blog, The Star Tribune and Minnesota Physician.Kathryn also interviews Author Ana Maria Caballero.When her young son is diagnosed with epilepsy, award-winning Colombian American artist and poet, Ana María Caballero, is devastated and hopelessly confused. As the long journey of healing commences, Caballero eschews traditional medicine and instead turns to a group of alternative healers whom she affectionately refers to as her army of “witch doctors.” First opinions, second opinions, third opinions—Caballero bares it all in her uniquely poetic voice, haunting readers with the sheer weight on her shoulders, while weaving in happier moments as she attempts to faithfully record her experience, illuminating the struggles in an often heartless healthcare system. Her suspense-filled story flows through the wings of hospitals and doctor’s offices, where she takes multi-faceted stabs at the nature of emotion, illness, health, faith, loss - stabs that elicit fresh meaning by mixing the muscle and marrow of words. She has been featured in major media outlets, such as ARTnews, Artnet, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Elle UK.

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Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mic with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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