The Power of a Mother & Daughter's Love

Summary: How the power of love can overcome the greatest fears.
Air Date: 12/1/12
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Victoria Jackson
Victoria Jackson revolutionized the beauty world as a leading Hollywood makeup artist turned entrepreneur and infomercial pioneer. Founder/CEO of the global brand, Victoria Jackson Cosmetics, a passionate philanthropist and in-demand spokesperson, Jackson has a rags-to-riches story that includes teaching professional makeup at UCLA, a stint as a reporter/producer, and volunteer work at correctional facilities and hospitals.

The author of two acclaimed titles, Redefining Beauty and Make Up Your Life, Jackson is a media veteran with most recent appearances in the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Oz's radio show, AARP TV's My Generation, and in two TV documentaries about her current transition from "mascara to medicine." Married to Bill Guthy of infomercial giant Guthy-Renker, Victoria and her husband established the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation in 2008 after their daughter Ali was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Spectrum Disease. GJCF funds life-saving research to better understand, treat, and ultimately cure NMO. Victoria and her family live in Los Angeles.

Having achieved all of her success, Victoria Jackson prefers to think of herself as "a goodwill ambassador for makeup." A recognized trailblazer in the infomercial industry, Jackson altered a global beauty aesthetic with her "no makeup makeup"—a foundation that was the cornerstone of her eponymous line Victoria Jackson Cosmetics, which has enjoyed over a half billion dollars in sales, and continues to grow.

A deeply personal account of her today, Victoria's primary focus is the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, which is dedicated to funding biomedical research in the search to understand the pathophysiology and biochemistry of Neuromyeltis Optica(NMO) Spectrum Disease. It is her greatest hope that "together we will reverse the effects of NMO and eventually cure this disease."
The Power of a Mother & Daughter's Love
Entrepreneur Victoria Jackson built a multimillion-dollar cosmetics empire, but her most treasured role is being a mother to her three kids.

In 2008, one of her biggest fears came true when her daughter, Ali, was diagnosed with a rare and incurable autoimmune disease known as Neuromyelitis Optica. Ali, who was 14 at the time, was only given a prognosis of four to six years to live.

In their book Saving Each Other: A Mother- Daughter Love Story, Jackson and Ali share their emotional journeys facing this incurable disease and fighting to find a cure. Together, they are bringing global awareness to this life-threatening disease and showing how the power of love can overcome the greatest fears.

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