Sean Swarner has broken through defined human limitation in order to redefine the way the world views success.
Sean was diagnosed with two different and unrelated forms of cancer, once at the age of thirteen and again at the age of sixteen. Despite a prognosis of just fourteen days to live and having been read his last rights, Sean astounded the medical community when he survived both these brutal diseases.Sean realized that after defeating cancer twice, no challenge would ever be too great, no peak too high.
Sean proved his 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, Sean decided to continue climbing and has since topped the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America, thus completing the “7 summits”.
After having completed the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship in October, Sean has his sites set on summiting the “peaks” at the top and bottom of the world. This will designate Sean as the first person to ever complete what will be known as the “Ultimate Adventure Challenge”.
As Sean continues to defy the odds and test his own endurance, he carries his message of healing, hope, and triumph with cancer patients worldwide. Sean also serves as a source of inspiration as the founder of the non-profit organization, The CancerClimber Association, as author of the book “Keep Climbing,” and as a motivational speaker to corporations, universities, and other organizations around the world.
Sean Swarner will continue to Keep Climbing and defy boundaries in order to change the way the world views a cancer diagnosis. Cancer has shaped him into the person he is today, and he hopes that by continuing to challenge himself, others will see that anything is possible