Manage episode 314904112 series 2832919
Interview with Viki Zarkin: An Eleven Year Journey Surviving with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Viki recently published her incredible story in a book entitled, I am the One. In addition to being an author, Vicki is a nationally known motivational speaker and coach. Her cancer journey is a testimony to the determination of the human spirit. She stresses the importance of believing in yourself, challenging the status quo, finding your voice, and listening to your heart. In simple terms something I emphasize in all my podcasts and videos, to be one’s own best advocate.
At the time of her diagnosis of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, Viki had 2 small children at home. She vowed to do all she could to survive to raise them herself despite her doctor’s advice to simply go home and get her affairs in order. She spent the next several years fighting for her life, advocating for herself and navigating through the healthcare system. Viki states, “After eleven years, I am told I am the only one alive like me. I want more women to stand next to me shoulder to shoulder. They too deserve to tuck their children into bed at night. So, it is up to me to fight for them, and fight I will.”
Viki shares her story to be a voice for women. Today we will hear her story and why she wrote a book titled, “I Am The One,” which is available on her website IAMTHEONE.com and Amazon. She also lectures about doctor- patient relationships, nutrition, and appreciating the “little things in life”, and juggling motherhood and cancer.
She has been honored by IOATP International Association for Top Professionals for Inspirational Speaker Of The Year for 2021. Recently, she was showcased on the famous Reuters Billboard in Times Square New York City. Viki is also a proud member of Dr Shirlene Reeves Mastermind Speakers and Authors Group. She was Woman of the Month for P.O.W.E.R. magazine (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence) And POWERWOE.COM in 2020 and in 2021 she Celebrated by the magazine with a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Viki has also appeared on Nancy Angel Scape Podcast as well as the POWER Magazine’s Podcast as well. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.