The ThrivR Team

Founded by two cancer warriors who envision a world where the word “cancer” is not seen as a limitation to those who are inflicted.

Together we are:

Transforming, Harmonizing, Restoring, Inspiring, Vocalizing & RESILIENT!

Jonny Puglia

Co-Founder

Diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer on his 30th birthday (2018), Jonny has thrived through 115 rounds of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, as he battles his way through cancer. He strives to defy limitations every day by playing competitive soccer, chairing LGBTQ non-profits, traveling the world, and storm-chasing.

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Lauren Lopez

Co-Founder

Diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Cervical Cancer two months after her 30th birthday (2017) Lauren thrived not just once but twice through reoccurring cancer. Besides running her own blog, Lauren continued with her passion as a Yoga Instructor. Graduating as a Reiki Master she loved connecting with people and gardening. Even after her passing in 2020, Lauren continues to shine as bright as any star in the sky; with her long-lasting legacy of acceptance, confidence, and resilience!

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Would you like to be featured on our Fierce, Fighting Fridays blog or are you interested in creating your own ThrivR Profile? Find ways to share your experience and inspire other young adults who live with cancer.



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