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John Muir once said “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn”.
We are always told to climb to the top and battle our struggles. Cancer is an unimaginable battle that so many individuals know too well, cancer has become the Mt. Everest of life’s battles.
Meet Sean Swarner, he decided to turn his battle into embrace, Swarner [quite literally] climbed and conquered Mt. Everest! Sean was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s disease at thirteen. He was told by his doctors that he would not live longer than three months, so he decided to prove them, and everyone wrong. Not only did Sean conquer cancer, he also conquered 29,002 feet. Sean is still the only cancer survivor to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest.