Making Space with Hoda Kotb

Suleika Jaouad & Jon Batiste: “Know How to Anchor Yourself”

Episode Summary

Suleika Jaouad and her partner Jon Batiste talk to Hoda Kotb about cancer-free life seven years after Jaouad was given a deadly cancer diagnosis at 22 years old.

Episode Notes

At just 22 years old, writer Suleika Jaouad was given a 1-in-3 chance to live after a deadly cancer diagnosis. Today, she's celebrating seven years cancer-free. In a raw and revealing conversation, Suleika shares what it is like to stare down death, and why she feels fighting for your life isn't the hardest part of the journey – it’s what happens after the fight is over. Suleika shares how she learned to anchor herself while swimming in a sea of uncertainty. Plus, her partner and Academy Award-winning musician Jon Batiste joins the interview.