Thriving with Illness: How Jess Dang Created The Dream Job

Thriving with Illness: How Jess Dang Created The Dream Job

In this podcast episode, I’m giving you a look into the inspiring story behind the origin of Cook Smarts’ meal plan service. From being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness to starting a business from scratch, I’ve learned that you have to be a powerhouse and never give up. Have a listen below!

  • By Jess Dang
  • September 26, 2019

For today’s episode, there won’t be any cooking tips. Instead, in honor of my 38th birthday, I wanted to share what inspired me to leave the corporate world to start Cook Smarts 8 years ago. Hint: it wasn’t just a love for food and cooking, but also a life-altering medical diagnosis that ended up changing my whole perspective on life and health.

At the age of 17, in 1998, I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. In today’s episode, I talk about how it all happened and how a dangerous illness became one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. 

I apologize for there being a few tears, but I assure you they were happy tears! I hope you’ll have a listen and please feel free to leave me birthday wish at (650) 386-0290 or on my Instagram!


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Links mentioned in this episode

Check out the links we’ve mentioned:

  1. The original birthday post from when I turned 33
  2. What is Hepatitis C?


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