Ryan Shazier’s 50 Phenoms is back with more inspiring and incredible stories of people who have dug deep to overcome serious medical challenges. These stories will lift you up and give you hope that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Follow us all season long and sign up to receive our emails and SMS alerts, too.
Season 2 Kickoff
Episode 1: A star athlete’s future takes a huge hit.
Jay Morrison was a star high school football player with visions of playing in the NFL. His dreams were shattered on one play. Ryan and Jay share an amazing connection as they talk football, medical trauma, and the journey to a hopeful new future.
Season 1 Episodes
A crash. A kidney. A cancer that kept coming back. Experience stories of recovery, resolve, and the power of the human spirit.
Paula Franetti grabbed the wheel and steered through a difficult road to recovery from a devastating car crash.Watch Now
Lindsey Buczkowski wouldn’t let a severe foot injury and grueling recovery end her high school soccer career.Watch Now
Clay Moorefield knew his best friend Omar Foster needed a kidney, and he saw Omar’s health getting worse. He knew he was the perfect person to help.Watch Now
Brandy Sweeney was pregnant with her third baby—a little girl—when she learned she was in congestive heart failure. “I felt like my life was out of control,” the West Virginia native said.Watch Now
Julian Cann spent much of his childhood in the hospital. After years of feeling like an outsider, he transformed his life with a passion for music—and a new healthy lifestyle.Watch Now
In the span of one year, Joe Aigner experienced enough medical setbacks to last a lifetime. First came stage IV esophageal cancer, then quadruple bypass and back surgeries. “I knew I would do whatever it was going to take to get through this,” Joe says.Watch Now
First responder Justin Dawson lost both legs after a car hit him while he was helping a stranded motorist on the highway. The support of his family, rehab team, and two prosthetic legs helped him recover, as did his own positive attitude.Watch Now
Ann Marie Tarasovitch was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and breast cancer during her 40’s. She wouldn’t let either disease slow her down.Watch Now