Sean Swarner - First Cancer Survivor to summit Mount Everest

Sean Swarner
Tags: 
Sean Swarner Everest Climber

Sean Swarner was born on 2 September 1974, Ohio, United States. Swarner was one of the top most inspiring people all time. Very less people were able to reach Mount Everest and very fewer people have climbed all the seven summits. No one else is known to have overcome the twin deadly hurdles of surviving twice from the clutches of cancer and finishing the no-less easy task of reaching the highest summit in the world.  

Who Is Sean Swarner?

Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to summit Mount Everest and is still seriously carrying on his mission to reach the summits in other continents as well. He has since topped the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America, thus completing the “7-Summits”. Sean Swarner graduated from Willard High School in Willard, Ohio in 1993 and Westminster College in 1997.

Struggles of Sean Swarner:

At age 13, Swarner was diagnosed with the 4th stage of Hodgkin's disease, when doctors had revealed he had only three months to live. After a long struggle, Sean beat the odds and the disease was in a stage of remission by the time he was 15. When he was in 16, he was attacked by a completely different form of cancer. Askin's Sarcoma, a deadly tumor attacking only 3 out of a million people. An Askin's disease tumor grew on his lung and proliferated to the size of a golf ball. After removing it, doctors said that he had two more weeks to live. Approximately for a year and half, he was in coma and after subsequent bouts of chemotherapy and even radiation therapy, he won his league track meet in the 800-meter dash. Swarner realized that after defeating cancer twice, no challenge would ever be too great, no peak too high.

Sean Swarner, Motivation Speaker and Author:

Sean Swarner established his own foundation “The Cancer Climber Association” which promotes cancer awareness and helps raise money for cancer research. Sean Swarner also authored a book titled Keep Climbing. Sean Swarner was also a motivational speaker to corporations, universities, and other organizations around the globe. He shares his message of healing, hope & triumph with cancer patients worldwide.

Sean Swarner Achievements:

  • On 2002, with only partial use of his lungs, he became the first cancer survivor to summit Mount Everest. Swarner has since conquered highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Antarctica, Australia, and North America (Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Vinson Massif, Kosciusko, and Denali/Mt. McKinley).
  • On October 11, 2008, Sean completed the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Sean Swarner

Sean Swarner Achieved Awards:

  • American Lung Association Inspiration Award
  • Climbing Magazine 2007 Golden Piton Award
  • County Commissioners and Governors of Ohio, Award of Excellence
  • ESPN “Never Give up Award”
  • Westminster College Young Alumni Award
  • Duke University Content of our Character Award
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Sean Swarner Inspirational Quotes:

  • You can go a month without food, you can live three days without water, but you can't go more than sixty seconds without HOPE.
  • If you want to do something and you have a goal, do it, don't wait, because your channel might change sometime soon - and quite unexpectedly.
  • I realized at a very young age that health is precious, and too many people don't realize it until it's slipping away, or worse yet, it's gone.

Sean Swarner

  • If you want to feel rich then remove everything you have that money can’t buy and see what you have left. Then you will truly feel rich in life.
  • Before I even begin on any journey, I picture the end result and make it real in my mind’s eye, and if any obstacles get in my path, they will only slow me down…Never stop or prevent me from achieving my goals. In my head I’M already there and anything that gets in my way is never enough to deter me from the emotions of already accomplishing my goals.
  • It’s very important to do something that works for you, something that’s unique to yours personal style of success. However, during the journey to your goals, always remember that you do not have to be the best… but be your best.
Author: 
Unknown

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
12 + 1 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Recent Articles

Get Inspire

Inspire Tags

Women Quotes (1)education quotes (1)Self driving car in Bangalore (1)Andrew Shue (1)Judy Blume (1)M.Scott Peck (1)Fitness Quotes (1)Business person (1)Aristotle (1)Positive Thinking (1)Sania Mirza (1)William Arthur Ward (1)Religion Quotes (1)Rabindranath Tagore (1)Leonard Cohen (1)Vincent Van Gogh (1)Oprah Winfrey (1)Peace Quotes (1)Tracy Morgan (1)Life Quotes (1)James Altucher (1)Sympathy (1)Peter drucker (1)Dalai Lama (1)Kofi Annan (1)Marty Rubin (1)James Heckman (1)Women (1)Jean Paul Friedrich (1)Criss Angel (1)Gautama Buddha (1)Alibaba Founder (1)Quotations on money (1)Drake (1)Quotes on Truth (1)J.K. Rowling (1)James Humes (1)Larry Bird (1)Inventors (1)Abraham Lincoln (1)Calvin Coolidge (1)Rudyard Kipling (1)Melody Beattie (1)Mark Twain (1)Steven Wright (1)Change Quotes (1)Alex Morritt (1)Narendra Modi (1)Micky Ward (1)john dewey (1)Spirituality Quotes (1)Ronald Ross (1)Never Give Up Quotes (1)Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1)Harry Stack Sullivan (1)Travis Bradberry (1)Spiritual Leader (1)Punctuality skills (1)Attitude Quotes (1)Emma Thompson (1)Brene Brown (1)Jean Chatzky (1)Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1)Voltaire (1)John Quincy Adams (1)Sports Inspiration (1)Running (2)Leadership (1)inspirational quotes (1)Relationship quotes (1)Karin Slaughter (1)Conan O Brien (1)Memorial Day (1)Norman Douglas (1)Nick Vujicic (1)Thomas Carlyle (1)Jessica cox (1)Jacob A. Riis (1)Og Mandino (1)Bill Clinton (1)Conrad Hilton (1)Jacky Ickx (1)plato (1)Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1)Howard Schultz (1)Quotations on Stregnth (1)John F. Kennedy (1)Robert Breault (1)Albert Einstein (1)Epictetus (1)John Dryden (1)Friendship Quotes (1)Winston S. Churchill (1)Freddie Highmore (1)Clare Boothe Luce (1)Tony Robbins (1)Ernest Hemingway (1)Jack Ma (1)Entrepreneur (1)Shari Arison (1)Lou Rawls (1)George Horace lorimer (1)Ferdinand Marcos (1)Richard Carlson (1)David Levithan (1)Yehuda Berg (1)Brian Acton (1)Curtis Carlson (1)Paul J.Meyer (1)Young Jeezy (1)Hope quotations (1)Rod Blagojevich (1)Angela Ruggiero (1)Learning Quotes (1)Jon Oringer (1)Jamie Oliver (1)Courage Quotes (1)Margaret Heffernan (1)Yogi Berra (1)Creativity (1)Nature Quotes (1)Amy Schumer (1)Money (1)Hard Work Quotes (1)Yuval Noah Harari (1)Parents day Quotes (1)team management (1)Fathers day quotes (1)Andrew Carnegie (1)Invention (1)Benjamin Franklin (1)Team work quotes (1)H.Jackson Brown (1)Charles Lamb (1)Kamal Hassan (1)Peggy Fleming (1)Albert Schweitzer (1)Christiane Northrup (1)Team Building Quotes (1)Success quotations (1)Lee Atwater (1)Douglas Adams (1)Benjamin Disraeli (1)Failure quotes (1)Jim Rohn (1)Alan Greenspan (1)Steve Jobs Quotes (1)John Powell (1)Self Driving Car (1)Lou Holtz (1)Quotes On Travel (1)Dale Carnegie (1)Oliver Sacks (1)Love Quotes (1)Adam Grant (1)Family Quotes (1)Mary Anne Radmacher (1)Honesty Quotes (1)Darell Hammond (1)Steve Jobs (1)Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (1)Communication Quotes (1)Failure Management quotes (1)Mireille Guiliano (1)Achievement (4)Walt Disney (1)Teachers’ Day Quotes (1)Successful woman (1)Scientists (1)Ludwig van Beethoven (1)Integrity Quotes (1)Orison Swett Marden (1)C. JoyBell C Biography (1)Chance Quotes (1)Sean Swarner Everest Climber (1)Immigration Quotes (1)Thomas Edison (1)Martin Luther King Jr (1)Earl Wilson (1)Truth (1)Sydney J. Harris (1)Robert Gately (1)George Bernard Shaw (1)Conrad burns (1)B. F. Skinner (1)Jeff Hawkins (1)Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1)No idling (1)Vince Lombardi (1)Julius Erving (1)Miguel de Cervantes (1)Mahatma Gandhi (1)Sudha Chandran (1)Poem (1)D.H. Lawrence (1)Marathon (1)Marvin Bower (1)Richard Branson (1)Robert De Niro (1)Do the work (1)Inspiration (3)Shaun White (1)Experience Quotes (1)Leo Buscaglia (1)William Morris (1)Swami Vivekananda (2)Charles Dickens (1)Hard work (3)Intelligence Quotes (1)Indian Successful CEOs (1)Anthong Foxx (1)William Makepeace Tahckeray (1)Wilfred Peterson (1)Anita Roddick (1)C.G. Jung (1)Tom Peters (1)Success (10)M.J.Ryan (1)Steven Pressfield (1)A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1)Suzy Kassem (1)Time management (2)Service (1)Vincent Nichols (1)Siri Hustvedt (1)Laurence J. Peter (1)Romance (1)Marathon Racer (1)Barack Obama (1)Parents (1)Joe Morgan (1)Paul Mellon (1)Business quotes (1)Knowledge Quotes (1)Groucho Marx (1)Bertrand Russell (1)Strength (1)Oscar Wilde (1)Punctuality (1)Gilbert K. Chesterton (1)Inventors killed (1)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1)Quotes on Sympathy (1)Never give up (2)Aesop (1)Orson Scott Card (1)Marcus Tullius Cicero (1)Earl Nightingale (1)Louis Pasteur (1)Passion Quotes (1)Harriet Beecher Stowe (1)Patriotism (1)Abdul Kalam Quotations (1)William Feather (1)Inspire (2)Top 10 Indian CEO’s (1)Games (1)Julia Gillard (1)Bill Gates (1)Funny Quotes (1)Satchel Paige (1)Happiness quotes (1)Farmer (1)Bobby Scott (1)King Solomon (1)Henry Wheeler Shaw (1)Apple CEO (1)Management quotes (1)Virginia Postrel (1)Faith quotes (1)Alexander Solshenitsen (1)James Whitcomb Riley (1)Motivational Quotes (4)Bernard Baruch (1)Brain Tracy (1)Helen Keller (1)Rick Steves (1)Alexander Graham Bell (1)Hunter S. Thompson (1)Time management skills (1)Daniel Goleman (1)Henry Ford (1)Quotations on Romance (1)Positive Thinking Quotes (1)Eric Ripert (1)John D. Rockefeller (1)Glenn Greenwald (1)Madonna Ciccone (1)Joseph Addison (1)Maya Angelou (1)Leadership Quotes (1)democritus (1)Quotations on Patriotism (1)Shiv Khera (1)Sports Quotes (1)Appreciation Quotations (1)Nelson Mandela (1)Emotional Quotes (1)Julie Andrews (1)Dave Ramsey (1)Persistence Quotes (1)Team Management Quotes (1)Do it (3)Gerald Chertavian (1)Robert Collier (1)Pallam Raju (1)Goal Setting Quotes (1)Health quotes (1)Tommy Lasorda (1)Marc Benioff (1)Quotes on Teenage (1)Quotations on Valentine Day (1)Mary Kay Ash (1)Patrick Henry Hughes (1)Mother Quotes (1)Andre Gide (1)Poorna Malavath (1)Angela Merkel (1)Scilla Elworthy (1)Stephen King (1)W. C. Fields (1)Dr T.P.Chia (1)Daniel H.Pink (1)Innovation (1)Randy Pausch (1)Quotes (1)dream quotes (1)Hilarie Burton (1)Laws of life (1)Behaviour (1)Naveen Jain (1)Thad Cochran (1)Erykah Badu (1)Legal Quotes (1)Mahatma Gandhi Quotes (1)Vera Nazarian (1)Leo Rosten (1)Kumar Mangalam Birla (1)Mark Frauenfelder (1)Marriage Quotes (1)Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1)Indian Film Actor (1)Hope (1)Hermann Hesse (1)Mother Theresa (1)Amit Kalantri (1)Great Quotes (1)Quotations On Memorial Day (1)Marya Mannes (1)encouragement quotes (1)Music Quotes (1)Tom Freston (1)Vision Quotes (1)Mark Pocan (1)Brian Greene (1)Michelle Obama (1)Failure Management (1)Soft skills (1)Most Inspirational Quotes (1)New Year (1)Isak Dinesen (1)Monique Murphy (1)God Quotes (1)Commitment quotes (1)C.S. Lewis (1)Matt Cartwright (1)Humor Quotes (1)Henry J. Kaiser (1)Stephen Covey (1)New Year's Quotations (1)Humanity (1)Shannon L. Alder (1)Poetry (1)Paul Watson (1)Damian Woetzel (1)Wisdom Quotes (1)Erma Bombeck (1)Hope Quotes (1)Self-Discipline Quotes (1)Nobel Prizes (1)Sophie Swetchine (1)James Cash Penney (1)Arthur C. Clarke (1)Rick Pitino (1)Harvey Mackay (1)Jane Addams (1)Valentine Day (1)Mikaela Shiffrin (1)team work (1)William Butler Yeats (1)Liz Murray (1)