Sean Swarner has broken through defined human limitation in order to redefine the way the world views success.
Sean was diagnosed with two completely different types of cancer, once at the age of 13 and again at the age of 16 where he was given fourteen days to live and read his last rights. He astounded the medical community when he survived both these brutal diseases and a medical-induced coma.
Sean realized that after defeating cancer twice, no challenge would ever be too great or any 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.
With his next feat looming in the foreground (completing 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 ever to complete what will be known as the “Ultimate Grand Slam”.
As Sean continues to defy the odds and test his own personal endurance, he continues his dedication toward his mission of sharing his message of healing, hope, and triumph with cancer patients worldwide. Sean also serves as a source of inspiration as the founder of his non-profit organization CancerClimber, as author of the book “Keep Climbing,” and as a motivational speaker to corporations, universities, and other groups around the world.
Sean Swarner will continue to Keep Climbing and defying boundaries in order to change the way the world views success, in order to bring hope, and in order to become even greater than even he, himself can define so that others can find the hope and inspiration to write their own success story.
As featured on ESPN, this journey will take you through a dynamic, custom-tailored audiovisual presentation, you will climb with Sean to the top of the 29,035-foot giant that is Mount Everest (surviving hurricane-force winds and crossing crevasses thousands of feet deep on rickety aluminum ladders). You will venture along into the grueling journey of his youth and witness his fight for survival as he overcomes two bouts with cancer. Finally, you will trek with Sean as he takes you along to the highest peaks in Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
Sean’s story takes you on a journey that is not only inspiring, but offers a message of hope that taps into that motivational adrenaline rush that runs through all of us. Sean reveals a life of limitless possibility as he details the seemingly impossible boundaries he has conquered, battles he has fought, and peaks he has climbed; all motivated by an astonishing inner strength and super-human like physical endurance. Step into Sean’s world and venture back into your own life believing not only in the durability and strength of the human condition, but you will believe in yourself, your own strength and your own ability to achieve anything.