Share Your Story: Robert Wagner

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Share Your Story: Robert Wagner

May 17, 2022

Share Your Story: Robert Wagner

Robert Andrew Wagner is a writer, teacher, and performer, teaching through stories, telling stories through songs as frontman and chief songwriter/lyricist for The Little Wretches. Wagner is a survivor of cancer, holds a master’s degree in Instruction and Learning, and teaches and counsels at-risk teens.

  • 02:20: The Little Wretches was the band I started when my survival was clear. 
  • 04:42: I find this little lump in my groin.  
  • 06:09: I had one positive lymph node. 
  • 08:35: We just found a lump the size of a walnut and on each of your lungs. 
  • 09:48: I did miss a few chemo sessions.  
  • 13:00: Did it have any impact on your ability to have kids?  
  • 15:00: I think the chemo affected my thinking. 
  • 18:56: It’s like my life came back to me.  
  • 21:11: Were you alone in this hospital?  
  • 23:00: They kept on trying to tell him that he had AIDS.  
  • 25:14: What is the one thing you wish you had known at the very beginning of your cancer journey? 
  • 27:03: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the US, what would it  
  • be and why?  
  • 28:15: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 31:13: Trust your doctors.  
  • 33:07: Where did the name of the band come from? 


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