Relentlessly Resilient

Lisa Valentine Clark on “living ‘til the end”  after losing her husband to ALS

Days before their 25th wedding anniversary, Lisa Valentine Clarklost her husband Christopher to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) after a four-year battle. While both Lisa and Clark had been big figures in the performing circle in their area, they were astonished and humbled by the support they got from the community, friends, family, and even strangers. While Chris slowly lost control of his body, his spirits remained high as he choose to keep ‘Living ‘til the end.” Together, their family leaned on faith, and just as they had heard time and time again in their improv classes, accepted the challenges thrown at them with a “Yes, and…” attitude. Lisa joins this episode of the Relentlessly Resilient podcast to share their story. 

Even though we live in challenging times we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband Major Brent Taylor was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at,, or on the KSL App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

Published: Thursday June 23, 2022
Runtime: 00:49:13