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Life on the Line

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Every day, some of life's most challenging battles are fought by the most innocent members of society-babies. 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 of the body. Without immediate medical treatment, baby Theodore's life will be in danger as soon as he is born. Follow the journey of a beautiful family whose bond grows stronger during their biggest life challenge and the doctors and nurses who pull together with hopes of giving Theodore a future.

After a major snowboarding accident, Andre's athletic life completely changed when his left leg got amputated. But he hasn't let that slow him down. He becomes a triathlete and finds himself training for the biggest competition yet: the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Through years of hard work and dedication, Andre learns that life is not about the destination, but about the journey.

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 to face loss, hardship, and depression. In the aftermath of the deadly typhoon, an international behavioral health trauma team touches down to help those facing grief and post-traumatic stress. Journey through the eyes of Nona, a single mother of five, as she shares her story of survival; and Joward, a local pastor determined to help the people in his community.

Wilber "Wil" Alexander has sat at the bedside of the sick and the dying for the last 40 years, inviting the wounded to tell their stories. This story follows Wil as he uniquely cares for sick, wounded, and terminal patients by walking alongside them and aiding in their search for meaning and healing in their time of unique vulnerability.

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 and grandmothers to pick up the pieces of a shattered country. Instead of retirement, the elderly are facing a future of hard labor caring for their grandchildren until the day they die.

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 save him through organ transplantation. Meanwhile in the same hospital, 5-year-old Chealsey Melendez is diagnosed with stage-4 cancer. Doctors harvest her own stem cells and freeze them so they can be transplanted back into her marrow at a later date, all in a desperate attempt to save her life.

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