Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2

Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
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Rough Beginning
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…
Last Chance
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…
The Aftermath
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…
The Match
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…
The Lost Generation
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…
Hidden Pain
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…
Footsteps of the Unknown
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…

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Anchoring Hope
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Out of the Rubble
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