MISSED OUR LATEST SHOW? Podcasts of The Women's Eye Radio Show are NOW available on iTunes. Check them out and if you like, leave us a review. Click Here
 

TWE Radio Podcasts: June 22,23 2013 Show

Missed our Latest Show? Listen to the Podcasts from our show on 1480KPHX.com featuring Host, Stacey Gualandi, as she chats with: (just click theClick the button below to listen!below)

Click Me!Cindy Abbott, a courageous adventurer who conquered Mt. Everest while suffering from Vasculitis, a rare life-threatening disease

Cindy Abbott at Camp 3 | For TWE Radio

Cindy Abbott

 

Click Me!

Claire Wineland, cystic fibrosis survivor, who was recently honored with the Soaring Spirit Award

Claire Wineland at the Soaring Spirit Awards

Claire Wineland

For More TWE Interviews and Podcasts…

On TWE Radio: June 22,23 2013

TO LISTEN LIVE on 1480KPHX, CLICK ON THE SHOW TIME BELOW:
Saturdays & Sundays 2-3pm PST

 

Tune into The Women’s Eye Radio Show this weekend as Host Stacey Gualandi interviews our special guests:

Cindy Abbott, a courageous adventurer who conquered Mt. Everest while suffering from a rare life-threatening disease

Claire Wineland, cystic fibrosis survivor, who was recently honored with the Soaring Spirit Award.

Cindy Abbott at Camp 3 | For TWE Radio

Cindy Abbott

Claire Wineland at the Soaring Spirit Awards

Claire Wineland

 

TWE Radio Podcasts: May 25,26 2013

Missed our Latest Show? Listen to the Podcasts from our show on 1480KPHX.com featuring Host, Stacey Gualandi, as she chats with: (just click the below)

Click Me!Cindy Abbott, a courageous adventurer who conquered Mt. Everest while suffering from Vasculitis, a rare life-threatening disease

Cindy Abbott at Camp 3 | For TWE Radio

Cindy Abbott

 

Click Me!

Claire Wineland, cystic fibrosis survivor, who was recently honored with the Soaring Spirit Award

Claire Wineland at the Soaring Spirit Awards

Claire Wineland

For More TWE Interviews and Podcasts…

Cindy Abbott On Climbing Mt. Everest And Competing in the Iditarod While Battling A Rare Disease

May 25, 2013

Cindy Abbott at Camp 3 | For TWE Radio

Cindy Abbott

 

Click Me to hear the interviewClick to Listen!

 

Cindy Abbott, a courageous adventurer who conquered Mt. Everest, competed in the Iditarod to raise awareness for her rare, life-threatening disease, Vasculitis

 

 

On TWE Radio: May 25,26 2013

TO LISTEN LIVE on 1480KPHX, CLICK ON THE SHOW TIME BELOW:
Saturdays & Sundays 2-3pm PST

 

Tune into The Women’s Eye Radio Show this weekend as Host Stacey Gualandi interviews our special guests:

Cindy Abbott, a courageous adventurer who conquered Mt. Everest while suffering from a rare life-threatening disease

Claire Wineland, cystic fibrosis survivor, who was recently honored with the Soaring Spirit Award.

Cindy Abbott at Camp 3 | For TWE Radio

Cindy Abbott

Claire Wineland at the Soaring Spirit Awards

Claire Wineland

 

Interview: Cindy Abbott On Conquering the Iditarod, Mt. Everest and a Rare Disease

Cindy Abbott at Camp 3 Climbing Everest 20,100/Photo: Scott Woolums

Cindy Abbott climbing Mt. Everest at 20,100 feet/Photo: Scott Woolums

UPDATE 3/20/13–Check out Stacey’s new interview with Cindy on what happened in the race, her injuries and her incredible team of pups

UPDATE 3/14/13–We just received word that unfortunately, Cindy had to scratch from the race yesterday.  It’s been reported that she was 346 miles from the Nome finish and strained a groin muscle.  Congrats on getting that far, Cindy!

UPDATE 3/9/13–Cindy is still in the Iditarod with her 14 dogs.  You can check the standings here.  Go Cindy!

By Stacey Gualandi/March 3, 2013

As someone who has bungee jumped, climbed the Oakland Bridge, and stayed awake for 80 hours in a sleep deprivation study, I thought I was pretty adventurous. Wrong! At 54, Cindy Abbott is competing in the Iditarod (click here to watch the race when live), a treacherous, 1000- mile dog sled race through the Alaskan wilderness from Anchorage to Nome. When she finishes, she will be the first woman to run the Iditarod and summit Mt. Everest, all while living with a rare, incurable disease.

“Some people with this disease can’t even walk their dogs. The doctors would say you shouldn’t be able to do this, but I kept climbing bigger mountains and nothing would happen.”  Cindy Abbott

In 2007, this wife and mother was diagnosed with Wegener’s Granulomatosis, (aka Vasculitis) a potentially life-threatening disorder where the immune system attacks the blood vessels. She knows running in this extreme sport could be costly in more ways than one, but she is determined to raise awareness of the National Organization of Rare Disorders.

I spoke to Cindy this week just days before she began this journey. She is in remission, but facing many obstacles, including a frustratingly persistent cold and cough. But as Cindy wrote in her book, Reaching Beyond the Clouds, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”… [Read more…]