“So Tell Me…” Episodes Page 2

Nico Santoli was diagnosed on Sept 14th, 2012 with unilateral retinoblastoma, a rare childhood cancer of the eyes. On this episode, Lauren meets with Nico’s mother to discuss the impact of this rare disease on Nico and on the Santoli family. Please visit Nico’s facebook page for updates on Nico, how to donate to his medical fund, and info about this disease.

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Mallory Shickora, college student at University of Hartford, injured both her ACLs while playing the sport she loved. Devastated by this terrible and sometimes permanently crippling injury, Mallory has miraculously fought back and recovered to be almost as good as new. She is here today to tell the story of her mishap and to give others in her position some hope despite what the doctors may say.

Lauren is joined by Leslie, her Childhood friend and cancer veteran. She beat lymphoma at 22, but was recently diagnosed with Cardio Myopathy. Though dealt a tricky hand, Leslie remains positive through life’s challenges, and hurdles herself proudly over the obstacles she faces daily. She is now an aspiring female body builder and is working to reach her goal despite her cancer. This feel good episode will leave you smiling about the simple joys of life.

For more on Lauren Pizza, or to buy her new book, please visit her new website!



Meet the Founder

Lauren Pizza is the Founder and Creator of Laridan Productions. She was born and raised in New Jersey, and is the youngest of five children. Lauren was a political science major at the University of Dayton in Ohio and has always aspired to make a positive impact on society.

Creative Works


New play: All for Joe

The new musical, All for Joe, will be performed on July 16 at The Duke Theatre in NYC. Joe dreams of making it big with his music, but goes into the business world to support his family. Meanwhile, his daughter finds her first love, his wife and her friends struggle with being middle-aged and his father-in-law thinks he’s Elvis! In the end, there is a twist, but one thing is apparent… The tremendous love his family has for him.


“Meant to Be – The Lives and Loves of a Jersey Girl”

As a young girl in blue-collar New Jersey, I loved three things: Danielle Steel novels, Gopher on “The Love Boat,” and working on my tan down the shore every summer. I figured I had a bright future as a cruise director or…well, what career was there for a girl who knew all the Guns ‘N’ Roses lyrics?

“So Tell Me Show…”

“So Tell Me” is a show based on positivity. On this show, every day stories about the trials life brings to the average person are shared along with the beautiful messages that come with them.