Mountain Survivors: Karen McWhirt

Mountain Survivors: Karen McWhirt 9-10-12

WMMT is proud to present streaming audio of the debut episode of Mountain Survivors, a brand-new monthly series featuring interviews with survivors of cancer. Produced and hosted by WMMT’s own Sam Neace, himself a cancer survivor, this program gives local voice to this devastating health issue that impacts the coalfields at a far higher rate than the national average, and will share the stories of those who have persevered through this incredibly serious adversity.  In this premiere installment, Sam interviews Karen McWhirt, who recently lost her son Ian (the two are pictured together at right) to testicular cancer at just 19 years old.  Karen has recently written a book about their fight, Together We Will Win, in hopes of bringing greater awareness to testicular cancer and helping equip others to avoid the tragic situation that they faced.  For more on the book and Karen & Ian’s story, check out

For more on Mountain Survivors, check out the show on Facebook, and for streaming audio of all WMMT health-related programming, check out our Health Matters page.

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