Sean Swarner Climbs Mt. Everest

At 13 Sean Swarner was diagnosed with advanced stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer. After grueling chemo and radiation treatments, he went into remission. By the time he was 15, Sean was diagnosed with Askins Carcinoma. There was a tumor the size of a golf ball on his right lung. This kind of cancer has a 6% survival rate. Sean was the only person in the world ever diagnosed with both types of cancer.

Sean was given 14 days to live. Day 15, 16 and 17 came and he survived, but the treatments were so harsh that he was put in a medical induced coma for 1 year. The doctors were afraid the treatments would kill him before the cancer could. Again he survived and went on to do things that require great courage, like climbing Mt. Everest.  For more information visit Sean’s website.