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Good and Decent S2 | E1: Gratitude Despite

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December 5, 2023
November 22, 2021
Listen to Good & Decent's Season 2 opener about two people who celebrate life.|Listen to Good & Decent's Season 2 opener about two people who celebrate life.

Many of our Grotto Stories show people finding ways to dig deep and stand strong when adversity strikes. Our first episode in this second season of Good and Decent explores one disposition that seems to keep them grounded through it all: gratitude.

In this episode, host Sara Thoms is joined by guest filmmaker Kevin DeCloedt to explore the kind of gratitude that pulls us through tough times. They dig into the stories of two extraordinary people who are responding to debilitating disease with resilience and hopefulness: Trey Gray and Gillian Mocek.

Kevin found Trey’s story and produced it for us. He learned that 16 years ago, Trey was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and given 10-15 years to live. Trey feels that his work as a professional drummer has helped him fight the disease. 

Gillian was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 months old, and doctors told her parents that she might live to age 18. Today, she is 27 years old, married, and a mother. Producer Katie Rutter brings us her story:

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December 5, 2023
November 22, 2021
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