Sean Swarner on The Alden Report

Sean Swarner

Episode # 137

The First Cancer Survivor To Stand On Top of the World!

This week I am honored to be joined by Sean Swarner who I must say is one of the most inspirational guests I’ve ever had the privilege of hosting on The Alden Report. Voted one of the top 8 most inspirational people of all time, Sean is a speaker, author, performance coach adventurer and world record holder. With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of the world… Mt. Everest. Sean has broken through defined human limitation in order to redefine the way the world views success.

Sean shares with us how he was diagnosed with two deadly, different, and unrelated forms of cancer, once at the age of thirteen and again at the age of sixteen. After an incredibly poor prognosis, and being read his last rites, Sean astounded the medical community when he survived both these brutal diseases. He realized that after defeating cancer twice, no challenge would ever be too great, no peak too high. His first goal was to crawl 8 feet from the hospital bed to the bathroom. He went on to redefine Impossible by climbing 29,035 feet to the top of Mt. Everest with one lung! From there he stood atop the highest point on all 7 continents, skied to the South and North Poles and completed the Explorer’s Grand Slam. With the completion of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Sean is the only person in history to accomplish these inhuman feats.

Sean has been interviewed by Steve Harvey, CBS Evening News, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Huffington Post, Outside the Lines, Sports Center, Washington Post, USA Today, Sports Center, and countless others. His numerous articles with thought leaders such as Sir Richard Branson and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu put him in a category by himself.

As Sean continues to defy the odds, test his own endurance and inspire and motivate people around the world, he shares his message of healing, hope, and triumph with cancer patients worldwide. Sean also serves as a source of inspiration as the founder of the non-profit organization, The Cancer Climber Association, as author of the books “Keep Climbing” and “7 Summits to Success” and as a motivational speaker to corporations, universities, and other organizations around the globe.

Our discussions on keeping perspective and letting go of the bad are truly eye opening. This is an episode that cannot be missed as Sean’s stories are nothing short of breathtaking. Thank you so much to Sean for joining us on The Alden Report and sharing one of the most inspirational and fascinating stories we’ve ever heard. 

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