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Life on the Line

Life on the Line

The desire to overcome is at the core of everyone - especially those fighting disease, facing a natural disaster, or coping with a disability or battling mental illness. Narrated by Lisa Ling, LIFE ON THE LINE is an inspiring look into the resilience of humankind.

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For the Purcells, their fairy tale life came to a halt when the doctor diagnosed Pat with prostate cancer. As the second leading cause of cancer death, prostate cancer affects one in seven men. The Purcells are set to fight this deadly disease and explore every treatment option they could find. Little do they know that 25 years earlier, a doctor 1200 miles away risked his entire career to pioneer a new cancer treatment using protons.

Access to healthcare is a challenge for many people living in the Amazon jungle. Like Antenor, a father of seven who supports his family by producing agriculture. He's been sick and not able to bring enough food home. In a different village, 4-year-old Felipe has a difficult time playing with his friends. His heart problem is getting worse. Watch what happens next as a mission boat leaves a wake of hope.

"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.

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 together to save thousands of cyanotic children who are waiting in a line that is ultimately longer than their lifetimes.

Julie never thought she would be where she is now: healing from two gunshot wounds when her co-worker and his wife opened fire at an employee meeting in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks. In the midst of this tragedy, hope lives on. You see it in the eyes of Julie who is set on sharing her hope with others. You witness it in the heroic efforts of first responders helping those injured. And you feel it in a bond the community formed like never before.

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 the dramatic the dramatic effect it has one a person's life. "End It Now" raises awareness about this silent killer and explores the part we can play in prevention.

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