Fri, 14 November 2014
Todays guest for the milestone 200th episode is the only man that I wanted for the job......in fact I held back from recording this show so he could appear.
And why did I feel that way?
Well after 199 episodes of Join Up Dots, hopefully you will feel like I do that they are motivational, inspiring, challenging and the kind of content that makes you believe that everything is possible.
But if this is the first show that you have listened to then...believe me, just hearing about this guys story will leave you feeling exactly the same way.
When he was a young man at ages 13 and 16 he received news that would knock most people off their feet.
He had cancer and not just one type but two completely different types, which left him listening to his last rights and waiting to die.
He was given only fourteen days grace, but instead of passing on as expected he astounded the medical community when he survived both these brutal diseases and also a medically-induced coma for a year.
This courage to beat the odds and take on a challenge that many deemed as impossible left him with the realisation that no challenge would ever be too great or any peak too high.
He proved this theory when he crested the peak of the highest point in the world (Mount Everest) with only partial use of his lungs.
As the first cancer survivor to do so, he then decided to continue climbing and has since topped the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America.
But this isn't a story about a man with super human strength or support, this is a story of total belief in himself and what he can achieve.
Inspiring us all to dream bigger and go for the impossible.
He is voted one of the top eight most inspirational people of all time, so it with great delight to bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Sean Swarner