Unfiltered Survivors with Amanda & Kelly

Amanda DeJesus & Kelly Fucheck

Amanda DeJesus, a heart transplant survivor and Kelly Fucheck, stroke survivor share life UNFILTERED. Each episode they discuss the life of a survivor and how to live life unfiltered.

All Episodes

After an unexpected fall hiatus Amanda and Kelly are back! In this week’s episode the ladies share their Thanksgiving plans, talk about hosting Christmas Eve and how things have changed over the past year. Also they talk about some new goals they have for 2022. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 24

26 min 13 sec

Amanda and Kelly are back from summer hiatus and have a special sweet treat! The ladies welcome Daniel Nicholson President and CEO of NadaMoo!. Listen as Daniel shares his story, his passion for sustainability and the start of NadaMoo!. #dairyfreeicecream --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 22

37 min 7 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly celebrate 3 years of the podcast! The ladies share their tips on how to stay safe this summer and discuss all about their summer plans. Also they talk all about Kelly’s 6 nominations for the WeGo Health Awards. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 7

35 min 25 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly offer a different point of view by sharing the story of a caregiver. The ladies welcome Sonia DeJesus who happens to be Amanda’s mom and care partner of 35 years. Listen in as they discuss the true meaning of being a caregiver, the struggles that happen and how to keep balance and boundaries. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 23

36 min 40 sec

Surprise! This week Amanda and Kelly have a special episode for you! The ladies have invited Catalina Berry, the Austin Community Impact Director of the American Heart Association to tell you all about 2021 Vestido Rojo. This year the event is virtual and the Healthy from Home series takes place June 15-17, 2021 at 6 p.m. Each night celebrates our Hispanic community and teaches how YOU can fight heart disease. Listen in as we share where you can register for free and talk about our favorite moments from the past. #ATXVestidoRojo  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 9

32 min 46 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly continue to bring awareness to National Stroke Month! The ladies had the honor to welcome fellow American Heart Association Ambassador and stroke survivor Andrea Engfer to share her story. Listen as Andrea shares her incredible journey of never giving up and showing her daughter she can do anything. #StrokeMonth --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 26

32 min 31 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss all things going on in May. The ladies give updates on their personal health, talk about the importance of listening to your body and Kelly shares how she is celebrating her birthday this year. Also May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the ladies are sharing tips on how to better focus on your mental health. #YouAreNotAlone --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 12

42 min 34 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly welcome Mike Cohen to the show. Mike is a long-distance cyclist who has survived cancer, heart failure, having a LVAD and a heart transplant. Listen as he shares his story in honor of Donate Life month and learn how Mike’s family dog saved his life. #DonateLifeMonth --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Apr 7

52 min 39 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly welcome back Robert Richardson II to the show. You may know his story from the show Biggest Loser and he also was a previous guest on Unfiltered Survivors. Robert joins the ladies to discuss emotional eating, breaking the cycle and finding new ways to reward yourself. They also discuss a couple of their favorite shows and guilty pleasures. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 10

46 min 31 sec

In this week's episode Amanda and Kelly discuss life in 2021 and the choices they have to make, including the covid vaccine. Amanda gives an update on her health status and her plans for once she receives "the call". The ladies also share all the details about TransplantLyfe, a new platform for the transplant community. #jointransplantlyfe --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 24

44 min 17 sec

Amanda and Kelly are back for their first episode in 2021 and ready to celebrate American Heart Month! In this episode the ladies welcome motivational and unfiltered Edye Schneider to share her story. Listen as Eyde shares her struggles with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, mental health and the importance of healing your heart and mind. #HappyHeartMonth --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 3

56 min 47 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss their opinions on “diet culture”, ways to focus on a better lifestyle and the dreaded body mass index chart. The ladies also share simple goals for 2021, creating memories and making the most out of the holidays. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Dec 2020

48 min 23 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly are welcoming Denise Redeker to the podcast! Denise is a heart transplant recipient, a volunteer for Donor Network West, her local Organ Procurement Organization and the founder of the Heartfelt Help Foundation. Listen and learn as Denise shares her incredible transplant story, the importance of organ donation and the wonderful things her foundation is doing. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2020

39 min 20 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly are celebrating World Stroke Day! The ladies welcome the amazing, inspiring and all around badass Lisa Deck. Listen as Lisa shares her stroke story, all of her advocacy work with stroke, rare disease and Moyamoya and being one of the founders of Sisters@Heart. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2020

33 min 23 sec

I’m this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly welcome Robert Richardson II to the show. You may know his story from the show Biggest Loser. Blue team Robert inspired us to believe in ourselves and to work hard. He shares candidly about his rocky childhood, his faith, family and his outlook on life and how he is forever changed! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 2020

48 min 43 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly are celebrating 2 years of doing the podcast together! They talk all about previous guests, their stories and about some of their favorite episodes. The ladies also share their struggles with mental health during this pandemic while staying home and social distancing. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 2020

45 min 37 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly are welcoming Brandon Mouw to the podcast! Brandon is an inspirational survivor, a fellow LyfeBulb ambassador with Amanda and an amazing person who lives life to the fullest. Listen as Brandon shares his incredible story, discusses his journey with Type 1 Diabetes and receiving a pancreas only transplant. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 2020

31 min 32 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss their struggles with insomnia. The ladies share some tips for healthy sleep practices and the changes they have made to sleep better. Also Kelly reviews some of the books she has been reading and Amanda talks about some of the new snacks she is trying. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2020

37 min 34 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly are sharing their experiences during this pandemic while staying home and social distancing. The ladies also talk all things Tiger King, sharing ways they are putting their mental health first and deciding what is the first thing they are going to do once this is over. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2020

41 min 48 sec

Amanda and Kelly are back in their first episode of 2020! In this week’s episode the ladies catch up after the holidays, they share their opinion on some hot topics and are getting ready to Go Red for February. Also Amanda and Kelly invite you to go on the road with them as the ladies are preparing for huge event in Austin, Texas. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 2020

43 min 4 sec

After an unexpected fall hiatus Amanda and Kelly are back! In this week’s episode the ladies catch up after Amanda’s hospitalization, they share their Thanksgiving plans and talk about Christmas decorating. Also Amanda shares some big news about her personal life. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

34 min 34 sec

In this week's episode Amanda and Kelly are welcoming The Whitakers to the podcast! Edwin and Jessica share the story of baby Samuel and his passing. They openly share how the loss of baby Samuel is impacting lives and also share their grief and hope. We also learn about their annual Samuel WOD in honor of their sweet son.  We love you Samuel. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2019

40 min 5 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss being in a lifestyle rut. The ladies have decided to do a plant based detox for two weeks after Kelly watched the movie Forks over Knives. Also Amanda shares how she made her Beyond Meat meatloaf and they issue a challenge for the month of September. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 2019

36 min 52 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly talk more about their favorite healthy brands. The ladies also get off topic and share their thoughts on mediation, the holidays, marvel movies, and friendships struggles. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 2019

57 min 27 sec

After an unexpected summer hiatus Amanda and Kelly are back! In this week’s episode the ladies catch up after Amanda’s hospitalization, they share stories from their amazing but busy summers and talk all things back to school. Also Amanda and Kelly get honest and emotional as they discuss the recent shootings in their home state of Texas and around the country. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 2019

37 min 33 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss how Brene’ Brown and her work has changed their lives. It started when Amanda was given the assignment to read the Gifts of Imperfection to years later Kelly would watch the Netflix special the Call to Courage three times. Join the ladies as they share their struggles with vulnerability, shame and self-love. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 2019

40 min 36 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly celebrate the podcast turning 1. It’s been a year since the ladies turned on their microphones and got Unfiltered. Listen as Amanda and Kelly share their favorite episodes, funny moments and not so great times. Also Amanda also gives an update on her health. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 2019

37 min 40 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly welcome an amazing special guest Jeff Schmidgall from Bubba’s Fine Foods. Listen as Jeff shares all about his journey with Crohn’s disease, CrossFit, paleo and the start of Bubba’s Fine Foods. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 2019

41 min 51 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly celebrate Kelly turning 41! The ladies are celebrating by discussing Kelly’s favorite thing… Crossfit! We learn all about Kelly’s journey from her first Crossfit class to becoming an instructor, we shut down some misconceptions and we learn all about what a Murph is. Plus Kelly has a special birthday gift for our listeners! *This episode is sponsored by TTR CrossFit.* --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

47 min 13 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly are celebrating National Stroke Awareness Month! We welcome three inspiring stroke survivors Sarah, Tamsen and Angie to the show to help us celebrate. Listen as they share their survivor stories, tell us how they met and learn all about what they do in the stroke community. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

34 min 17 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly talk all things spring cleaning. The spring season has made the ladies feel like it’s time to detox on parts of their diets, clean out their closets and get their lives back on track. Kelly also shares her dream to have a head to toe make up over to be more stylish and Amanda talks about her love for workout clothes. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

May 2019

36 min 56 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly celebrate National Donate Life Month! The ladies share some facts and statistics about organ donation;  they answer some questions and misconceptions like, do you think you'll just be left to DIE if they see you are a donor? Also Amanda issues an April challenge and Kelly tells you how easy it is to register to be a donor and where to go. #DonateLifeMonth --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

38 min 56 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly are welcoming Rosa Duarte to the podcast! Rosa is a Level 2 CrossFit coach, a dynamic woman and an amazing momma who lives life to the fullest. Listen as Rosa shares her incredible story, discusses all about Type 1 Diabetes and how she doesn't let this disease defeat her. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Apr 2019

39 min 44 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly welcome their first male guest on the show! A fellow American Heart Association Ambassador and stroke survivor Rick Logan shares his story. Listen as Rick shares how he is helping his father, himself and his community unfiltered. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 2019

51 min 3 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly are finally back together in the same room! The ladies discuss Kelly’s big move, decluttering and Amanda’s struggle to understand how random items can bring joy. Also they talk about how music and certain songs have helped them thru the last few months. #RIPLukePerry --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 2019

42 min 8 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda holds down the podcast while Kelly is away. Amanda is celebrating Heart Month by having special guest Yvonne share her survivor story. Listen as the two ladies discuss what Yvonne is doing in the community. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 2019

34 min 23 sec

In this week’s episode after technical difficulties Amanda and Kelly celebrate American Heart Month! The ladies share the importance of Heart Month, early signs of heart disease and tips to a healthier heart. Also Amanda shares her nighttime phobias and her ways to make it better. #HappyHeartMonth --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 2019

37 min 45 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss having gratitude, trying to keep a positive January attitude and sharing it with others. The ladies talk about all the negative press the Keto diet has been getting lately & they also remind you about National Go Red Day on February 1st. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 2019

35 min 46 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss various things happening in January as they adjust to 2019. Amanda also provides an update on her status as she is listed for her 2nd heart transplant and will need a kidney from a living donor. #DonateLife --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 2019

37 min 32 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly celebrate the New Year. The ladies share their personal, business and podcast goals for 2019. They also talk about ways to keep working on your goals through the whole year. #Hello2019 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2018

32 min 1 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss all things Christmas. They share some of their holiday traditions, favorite Christmas movies and ways to calm your holiday stressors. Amanda also proves an update on her health status.  #HappyHolidays --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2018

35 min 43 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly have another special guest on the podcast! The ladies mutual friend and 2018 National GoRed Spokeswomen Elizabeth Beard is on the show. Listen as Elizabeth shares her survivor story unfiltered. #TakeYourSocksOff --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2018

59 min 8 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss all things Thanksgiving. They share their past experiences, tips to make it a healthier thanksgiving and what Kelly’s dream thanksgiving would be. The ladies also share some changes to the Unfiltered Survivors Podcast as life has changed for Amanda. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2018

47 min 12 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss various entertainment options. They ask what your favorite movie of all time is, who are you reading and what are you watching on TV? Also they share the November challenge. #FindSomeMeTime --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2018

47 min 47 sec

In this Halloween episode Amanda and Kelly discuss completing their October challenge by going to their first Soul Cycle class. They also share their experience trying a local Houston juicer called Earthcraft. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2018

44 min 51 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss all things stroke related. World Stroke Day is coming up on Monday, October 29th so the ladies wanted to celebrate by sharing their knowledge on stroke. #UpAgainAfterStroke --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2018

41 min 38 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss their day to day life as survivors. They share how lonely they felt and how every day is not a good day. They also talk about being “tomboys” and their struggles with makeup and fashion. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2018

47 min 5 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss some meal prep tips, using an Instant Pot and share some cocktails and mocktails recipes. They also talk more about their favorite healthy brands and issue the October challenge. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2018

49 min 31 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly have their first guest on the podcast! Amanda’s older sister Melody is on the show. Melody shares her survivor story unfiltered. ***Warning: There is some cursing in this episode. Also TRIGGER warning as different types of abuse is discussed during this episode. *** --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 2018

58 min 18 sec

In this week’s episode Amanda and Kelly discuss the fat-shaming hoodie that was on the news. They also share their feelings on taking pictures and sharing them. Then it’s the final countdown to the September walk/run challenge. Did you get your 20 miles in? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 2018

43 min 1 sec