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Fun and Funky

This new season of Growing Bolder TV kicks off with some truly inspirational people — but if you asked them, they’d say they’re just ordinary folks trying to pursue extraordinary lives!

Segments in this episode include:

  • A Mom Who Walks on Water

As a teen, Karen Putz lost her hearing while barefoot water skiing. More than 25 years passed, but her desire to get back on her feet kept burning within. Some family members told her she was too old. But Karen had rediscovered her passion.

  • Keep on Rocking

Meet the Bats, a popular Kentucky group that regularly sells out its gigs and always leaves the audience laughing. See why they’re inspired to keep on rocking the stage, even if they still have day jobs.

  • This WASP Still Stings

Betty Wall Strohfus was one of a handful of female pilots in World War II. After the war, she thought that part of her life was over. She was in her 70s when she felt compelled to honor her fellow WASPs by telling her story. Now at 91, she’s more proud and passionate than ever, and she’s one of the feistiest people you’ll ever meet!

Plus, thoughts from Growing Bolder With… contributor Roger McGuinn on putting a “Beatle Beat” on your own life, and we feature Diane White in our How Are You Growing Bolder? segment!

  • jane’s short & sweet

    We are allllllll for fun & funky.  Congratulations on Season Three.  Thankful and honored to be a part of it.  To 2012!

  • Gregstroke

    Hi! I’m a stroke survivor of almost 11 years! At 44, I’m told, I suffered a massive (now off the market) medication caused stroke-1 of 3 survivors-several thousand unfortunatly passed away. I died too-but fortunatly-had taken the pill, didn’t wake up, then fiancee couldn’t wake me-& was taken to a great Maryland Hospital near where I lived then. Had the stroke there-died-resusitated-in a monthling coma-ssslllooowwwlllyyy “returned”. Still am. About the time I used the fiancee’s name-she gave me to my family-so-now I’m back in Fla- where I’d grown up. Right side was totally paralized & I had little memory “access”. All continues to improve- a bit at a time- but- I won’t ever stop trying! I bought my own “lil place” near Clermont (& family!), & do ok. No one would be safe if I drove (not as much right eye peripherial vision- yet-), but can walk normally (some folks tell me they “thought I was normal!” -but I know what would be safe-for others!), lift on weight machines 3x weekly, & ride my nice recumbent 3 wheeled bike EVERYWHERE! I was a “long distance bicyclist” all my life- so-with safety in mind-& right side- “the obvious”! In Oct, 2011, I went to MD & rode the Sea Gull “metric” century (I used to do the 100mile version) with my sister & had a great time! And when I ride to Mass, sometimes I’ll encounter riders in triathlons & such, here in Clermont. Me- “faster & better”! (My route to Church is where they run regular events here.) Never been bashfull-so, lots of chats & such-not so much while race event-but at end & such! Life can be too short not to have a smile & fun! (I even had to “excercise my smile” to make it “normal”!) Enjoy! Greg! 

  • Judy

    Judy is the oldest competing FEMALE barefooter.

  • http://growingboldertv.com/ Growing Bolder

    Thanks for the clarification!