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From Ironman Triathlete to Colon Cancer Comeback, With Chris Snowardt

From Ironman Triathlete to Colon Cancer Comeback, With Chris Snowardt

From Ironman Triathlete to Colon Cancer Comeback, With Chris Snowardt

 

If you ask Chris Snowardt, he’ll tell you that colon cancer was the best thing to ever happen to him. He said it made him a better husband, father, friend and mentor.

During this podcast interview, Chris Snowardt talked about his roller coaster like experience with colorectal cancer. He talked about how he discovered his desire to participate in Ironman triathalons and competed in his first one in September 2010.

A little more than a year and a half later Chris was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. Chris maintained his competitive spirit and after completing 5 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments he did a half Ironman — a 56-mile bike ride, 1.2-mile swim and 13.1-mile run. A month later he would undergo colon resection surgery.

Chris also talked about the emotional challenges that he dealt with during his recovery as well as the work he does with the Great Plains Colon cancer Taskforce.

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Hope Is What Gets Monica Hernandez, A.K.A. Whimsy The Blue Cancer Fairy, Through Her Tough Days

Hope Is What Gets Monica Hernandez, A.K.A. Whimsy The Blue Cancer Fairy, Through Her Tough Days

Hope Is What Gets Monica Hernandez, A.K.A. Whimsy The Blue Cancer Fairy, Through Her Tough Days

Monica’s Story

Monica Hernandez – Whimsy the Blue Cancer Fairy – was diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) when she was 15. The affects of FAP has resulted in countless surgeries. Monica has had her colon and gallbladder removed and has a permanent ileostomy. When she was in her 30’s Monica decided to have a hysterectomy. She has also had thyroid cancer and she was diagnosed with an inoperable abdominal desmoid tumor in the summer of 2015.

Butterfly Moments

Monica has learned to cherish every moment, whether beautiful, happy or even painful. She says that every second she has is a gift; even her bad pain days are a blessing. Those are her Butterfly Moments

Monica’s Links

Whimsy the Blue Cancer Fairy on Facebook

Monica Hernandez’ blog – Dreamer of Hope, Whisper of Darkness

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