Shasti O’Leary-Soudant and Jethro Soudant

“The happiest and the worst day of my life were the same day.”

Shasti O'Leary-Soudant, who survived Hodgkin disease, talks with her husband, Jethro, about her illness.


Peg and Dan Steinberg

“My family has been like a rock to me.”

Peg Steinberg and her son, Dan, talk about Peg's battle with cancer.

Cooper Barbara Cooper and her mother, Jody Houston

“It's a premature aging disorder.”

Barbara Cooper, left, tells her mother, Jody Houston about living with a form of the rare genetic condition, Progeria.


These interviews are provided courtesy of StoryCorps, a national project of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect stories of everyday Americans.