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Steph Catudal – Everything All at Once

Lung cancer strikes twice for the two people Steph Catudal loves.

Steph Catudal on the Chatter That Matters podcast

In this poignant and evocative interview, Steph takes us on an intimate journey through the universal experience of grief and the redemptive and healing power of love.

As her husband, Ultramarathoner Tommy 'Rivs' battles a rare and aggressive lung cancer and is put in a medically induced coma for 84 days, Steph confronts her painful past to find the strength to heal.

When Steph met Rivs, she believed their love had finally freed her from the anger, grief, and alcoholism that haunted her after her father's death from lung cancer when she was 14. But as Rivs fights for every breath, and many in the medical field feel there is little hope, Steph faces the possibility of life alone, raising their three daughters while confronting the haunting memories of her father.

Steph paints a raw, illuminating, and heart-wrenching portrait of her journey, weaving together a tapestry of love, loss, and resilience.

An exploration of the intricate connections between grief and love. Tommy Rivs refuses to surrender. His will, combined with Steph rallying a medical team, is why Tommy is still with his family.

I invite Carol Lebert, Director of Support Services, Life and Health Claims, at RBC Life Insurance Company. Carol brings such context by drawing on her experience as a nurse, and she talks about the power of healing through positivity. We also discuss the mental health trauma many in the healthcare sector incur.


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