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Episode 19: 'NUTRITION, CONNECTION & HOPE' with Tiffani Ghere and Audra DiPadova Wilford

The Not Mini Adults Podcast - “Pioneers for Children’s Healthcare and Wellbeing”

This week we have the pleasure of welcoming two friends of Thinking of Oscar - Tiffani Ghere and Audra DiPadova Wilford. Tiffani is the Supervising Clinical Dietitian and part of the leadership team at The Children’s Hospital of Orange County in California (CHOC Children's)And Audra is the Chief Hope Officer at the MaxLove Project. MaxLove Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing families fighting childhood cancers and life-threatening conditions with accessible, practical, and kid-friendly whole-body wellness, inspired by HOPE.Audra is mum to Max, who aged 4 was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumor. Max’s treatment, recovery, and journey into survivorship led Audra and her husband Justin to found MaxLove Project to help other families thrive in childhood cancer treatment and beyond. The MaxLove Project team is made up of a group of extraordinarily dedicated individuals who are passionate about improving the lives of all SuperKids and SuperFamilies and works behind the scenes to support the mission of the organisation. They believe that survivorship starts the day of diagnosis. All childhood cancer survivors face a lifetime of serious life-threatening health risks. They believe that the statistics are not destiny and they are changing the odds for families facing childhood cancers with evidence-based integrative wellness and culinary medicine. "Discover how you can grow into our own journey of empowerment and greater wellness by focusing on what you can control".   Find out more about Audra and Max and the MaxLove project here.Find out more information on Tiffani's work at CHOC Children's here. Visit our shop here to purchase a copy of the Thinking of Oscar Cookbook - Made with Love. THANK YOU! Thinking of Oscar website and contact details can be found here. Follow us on Twitter here or Instagram here. Theme Music - ‘Mountain’ – copyright Lisa Fitzgibbon 2000 Written & performed by Lisa Fitzgibbon, Violin Jane Griffiths Podcast artwork thanks to The Podcast Design Experts

1hr 16mins

6 Nov 2020

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Audra DiPadova and Justin Wilford

Small Changes Big Shifts

When your mind wants to feel in control of an uncontrollable situation, it resorts to self blame but when we have set blame down and truly grieve, we can take our empty and open hands and pick up responsibility for living well and living right. - Dennis Tirch This week on Small Changes Big Shifts, Dr. Michelle Robin is joined by the Co-Founders of MaxLove Project, Justin Wilford & Audra DiPadova. Audra and Justin are the parents of Max and Maesie. When their son, Max, was 4 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumor. Max’s treatment, recovery, and journey into survivorship led Justin and Audra to found MaxLove Project to help other families thrive in childhood cancer treatment and beyond. The MaxLove Project team is made up of a group of extraordinarily dedicated individuals who are passionate about improving the lives of all SuperKids and SuperFamilies and works behind the scenes to support the mission of the organization. They believe that survivorship starts the day of diagnosis. All childhood cancer survivors face a lifetime of serious life-threatening health risks. They believe that the statistics are not destiny and they are changing the odds for families facing childhood cancers with evidence-based integrative wellness and culinary medicine. Discover how you can grow into our own journey of empowerment and greater wellness by focusing on what you can control. MaxLove Project is powered by our fierce community. We need you! Please join us — there are a number of ways to help.  Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor Frankl Join Dr. Michelle, Justin, and Audra as they talk about: Their background in various industries from higher education, culinary, disease prevention, and health promotion. How all of their interests were combined together to empower them when Max was diagnosed with cancer. What life was like for them before and after Max’s diagnosis including Justin’s new mission to help as many people as he and Audra could with The MaxLove Project. The village it takes to really keep a cause like The MaxLove Project get off of the ground and also keep it moving. How they and their team have and continue to empower people through cancer. Their future plans to continue helping parents and children including their BeSuper Action Plan. Learn new tools to add to your wellness toolbox including: How we can improve the quality of life and live our best days together. Steps to build a powerful mindset and give yourself permission to really listen to conversations like this one with Justin and Audra. What you can do to empower your family including cooking with “fierce foods” via their Culinary Medicine Program and applying whole-body wellness. Breaking down why social health in itself is a health behavior and how to find your wellness tribe. Mentioned In This Episode MaxLove Project Justin Wilford Audra DiPadova MaxLove Project: Our Story Culinary Medicine Program The Ohana Project BeSuper Action Plan The Golden Apron Society Family Support + Local Social Programs BigShifts Foundation 265 Paul Long 263 Tess Masters 062 Melissa Hartwig Whole30 267 – Liza Ingrasci The Hoffman Institute Living in Vitality | AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Connect Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

53mins

5 Aug 2020

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Season 2, Episode 7: Audra DiPadova Wilford

Cancer, Casually

Most parents reading this can only imagine the devastating anguish that comes with discovering your child has cancer. This week’s guest, Audra DiPadova Wilford, is the powerful mom of Max, a powerful boy who at just 8-years-old was diagnosed with brain cancer. Inspired to make a difference, together the two created MaxLove Project — a testament of maximum love, endurance, and survivorship. Learn how they are bringing whole organic produce into cancer ward kitchens and turning hospital food into healing food.

38mins

6 Jun 2019