Friday, August 14, 2009

Heart transplant cancer patient running the Ironman World Championship

Wow! This story just makes you want to go to the gym and jump on a treadmill. Heart transplant recipient and cancer survivor Kyle Garlett will compete in October's Ironman World Championship! What an amazing success story of someone who defeated a serious illness.
  • Kyle was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma as a high school senior in 1989.
  • He developed leukemia as a result of his earlier chemotherapy.
  • He received a heart transplant in 2006.
  • Now he's running marathons and competing in triathlon.
Isn't it amazing what some people accomplish in their lives? I also really admire Lance Armstrong who battled testicular cancer and won multiple consecutive victories in the Tour de France. Time for me to go to the gym!

Read the amazing CNN story here.

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