April 23, 2017•53 min
While married to the D.C. sniper, John Allen Muhammad, Mildred Muhammad was intimidated into silence about the domestic abuse she suffered. Her 2009 memoir, Scared Silent, was widely acclaimed, and she now returns with the follow-up. I'm Still Standing: Crawling Out of The Darkness Into The Light covers the compelling events during and after the conviction and execution of her former husband. Through the eyes of their embattled mother, we learn what was going through the minds of the three young children as they learned their father was going to be executed for his crimes in the October 2002 sniper killings that took place in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Author, speaker, advocate and survivor, Mildred Muhammad has risen to become a voice for other victims and survivors, especially for the 80% who do not have physical scars to prove they are victims. For more information, please visit the website: www.MildredMuhammad.com Segment 1 Mildred Muhammad discusses: * Moving past the events and creating a new normal for herself and her children * Describing the victim-blaming she went through * What we are doing now * Tips for assisting those who are trying to leave an abusive relationship? * What can bystanders do to help victims of domestic violence without putting themselves in harms way? SEGMENT 2 Dr Michele / Rich / Ted JFK Runway Recap Segment 3 Melanoma w/Dr Michele Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it is estimated that 87K Americans will be diagnosed this year alone. http://on.today.com/2oYdQrh Recently, a pregnant New Jersey woman died after abdominal pain turned out to be deadly melanoma. It was reported that the NJ mom was first diagnosed in 2015 when she had a suspicious mole removed but continued skin checkups every 3 months. Doctors commonly tell patients that their moles may darken, grow and change during pregnancy, which is true but that does not mean that all of these changes are benign. They could signify cancerous changes. What should pregnant woman be aware of? How fast can melanoma spread? Do doctors perform skin biopsies on pregnant women? SEGMENT 4 Rich - Four Avatars?!?!?!? What are we doing this upcoming week?