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.