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End It Now
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 1
Child abuse is much more common than we think. The statistics are staggering, with one in four girls and one in six boys molested by the age of 18. Three individuals uncover their childhood secrets of abuse while clinicians share…
Hidden Pain
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
With the growing pressure and stress teenagers face today, a silent epidemic is on the rise. One in five teenagers cuts or self-injures his or her body. This episode tells the story of three adolescents who strive to live life…
The Aftermath
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
In one of the worst storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with devastating force. More than 6,000 people died and thousands more displaced, leaving a whole region left to face loss, hardship and depression. In the aftermath of…
Out of the Rubble
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 1
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti brought utter destruction to the country. Trapped under the rubble for three days, 8-year-old Sebastian Lamothe is faced with the reality of losing his parents, his home, and his leg. Yet his courage prevails in…
Rough Beginning
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
After an unexpected pregnancy, Janett and Gian find out their baby boy will be born with a life-threatening condition called gastroschisis, a birth defect in which the intestines are outside of the body. Without immediate medical treatment, baby Theodore's life…
The Lost Generation
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
Before 1984, the life expectancy in the small African country of Lesotho was 70 years. Today it's 40. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has ravaged the mountain kingdom, leaving scores of orphans and grandmothers to pick up the pieces of a shattered…
Heart to Heart
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 1
For the Escarcega family, their worst nightmare becomes a harrowing reality. Their newborn baby is slowly dying from congenital heart disease. Doctors tell them it's the beginning of the end...unless a heart becomes available for transplant surgery. "Heart to Heart"…
The Match
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
A childhood friendship--and Facebook--could save John Brannon's life. While on the brink of kidney failure, John reunites with an old friend who suddenly realizes that she has the ability to save him through organ transplantation. Meanwhile in the same hospital,…
Last Chance
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
For many, the difference between life and death depends on the country they were born in. Like 14-year-old Holman and 8-year-old Eva, who were both born with heart disease in Nicaragua. In their country, even if children survive the surgery,…
Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 1
The desire to overcome is at the core of everyone. Especially those fighting disease, facing a natural disaster, coping with a disability or battling mental illness. "Life on the Line" is an inspiring look into the resilience of humankind. At…
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Baby Blue
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 1
Each year in Egypt alone, 20,000 children are diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Roukaia, a 2- year-old girl from Alexandria, Egypt, received her death sentence the day she was born. Watch as doctors from opposite sides of the globe work…
Armed for the Challenge
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 1
"One Arm Willie" Stewart is set to defy his physical limits while training for the physically challenged triathlon USA championships. Determined to help others with disabilities, this world-class athlete demonstrates that disability doesn't mean inability.
Anchoring Hope
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 1
Access to health care for many people living in the Amazon jungle is a challenge. Like for Antenor, a father of seven who supports his family by producing agriculture. He has been sick and not able to bring enough food…
Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
The desire to overcome is at the core of everyone. Especially those fighting disease, facing a natural disaster, coping with a disability or battling mental illness. "Life on the Line" is an inspiring look into the resilience of humankind. At…
7 videos
Footsteps of the Unknown
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
With overwhelming widespread poverty and disease in Ethiopia, it's estimated that one in eight children are orphaned or abandoned. Yet in the western highlands, in a town called Gimbie, lies a hospital where non-profit workers take these lonely children under…