Sean Swarner, he is one example that human can break the limit to achieve success. His limitation was not an easy one. When he was 13 years old, He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease
Hodgkin's disease is a kind of cancer that attacks the lymph nodes. And the worst thing, the cancer was already in the final stage, fourth stage. His docter stated that he wouldn't survive and his life was only 3 months away. But miracle happened, He managed to recover from his illness.
Not so long after that at the age of 16, like being struck by lightning, he was diagnosed (again) with a cancer,this time was Askin's Sarcoma attacked his lungs. This is a very rare disease, only attacks 3 of 1 million people. And this time, he would survive only for two weeks as the docter said. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy for 1.5 years, he managed to overcome the cancer disease , but, this recovery was a costly one. One of his lung removed. But, his condition didn't bother him. He stated, "No challenge would ever be too great or any peak too high."
He proved his theory. In the year of 2002, with only partial use of his lungs, he conqured the highest and the most frightening peak ever for climbers, Mount Everest. As the first cancer survivor to do so, he waved a flag inscribed the names of the cancer patients who had recovered from that deadly disease. He didn't stop there, he climbed 7 highest peaks in the 7 continents to prove to the world that with a strong spirit we can achieve anything, even something that people have never imagined.
After his remarkable achievements, Sean serves as a source of inspiration as the founder of his non-profit organization CancerClimber, as author of the book “Keep Climbing,” and as a motivational speaker to corporations, universities, and other groups around the world.
The human body can survive for about thirty days without food. The human condition can sustain itself for about three days without water, but no human alive can survive for more than thirty seconds without HOPE, because without HOPE we truly have NOTHING - Sean Swarner