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Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World

Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World by Sean Swarner, Rusty Fischer 0743292057 9780743292054
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The 29,035-foot giant known as Mount Everest tortures its challengers with life-threatening conditions such as 100 mph winds, the dramatic loss of oxygen, snowstorms, and deadly avalanches. Climbers of Everest are faced with incredible dangers, but for Sean Swarner the obstacles he overcame prior to his summiting make his story even more compelling.Sean isnt just a cancer survivor; he is truly a medical marvel. He is the only person in the world ever to have been diagnosed with both Hodgkins disease and Askins sarcoma. He was diagnosed in the fourth and final stage of Hodgkins disease at the age of thirteen, when doctors expected him to live for no more than three months. He overcame his illness only to be stricken a second time when a deadly golf ball-sized tumor attacked his right lung. After removal of the Askins tumor, Sean was expected to live for less than two weeks. A decade later and with only partial use of his lungs, Sean became famous for being the first cancer survivor to climb Mount Everest.Seans successful summiting of Mount Everest was driven not only by his desire to reach the highest peak in the world but also by his determination to use his accomplishment as a way to bring hope to others facing seemingly insurmountable odds. By showing those affected by cancer how he has conquered some of the most difficult obstacles life could offer, Sean inspires others with the will to live. Living proof that cancer patients can and do recover, his story will encourage those touched by cancer to dream big and never give up. Despite lifes setbacks, Sean believes those dreams are always in reach.Seans story is not just about illness, heartache, and pain; its about something greater. Its about hope. Its about helping others and never quitting. Its about personal battles with the elements and coming out on top of the world . . . literally.

Author: Sean Swarner, Rusty Fischer

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 240

Publisher: Atria

Publication Date: 2007-02-20

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