Joy Clausen Soto is a cancer survivor, documentary filmmaker and public speaker. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 25 years, she was forced to drop out of film school. Joy survived and decided to film a documentary on her ordeal. The film has been viewed at film festivals and has won several awards. Her story has likewise been featured in many media organizations, including ABC, NBC, and KPBS.
Joy founded a program ten years ago at SeaWorld San Diego that brings kids with cancer from both Rady Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to the theme park where they can meet a dolphin. Joy continues to share her story in hopes of helping other people who are faced with similar challenges.