Recycled man is driven by the need to earn the heart, and second chance, he was granted. A diagnosis of cancer can change everything in your life - learning you need a new heart would cause many to give up. Derek Fitzgerald faced both of these challenges, even flat lining a few times before receiving a heart transplant. Yet he had the inner strength and drive to got from crawling to running to marathons to Ironman. This remarkable interview with our own Col. Time Nye is truly a testament to never giving up and to fighting for a life worth fighting for!
Know when your head hits the pillow, you’ve done everything you can in that 24 hour period
Anything is possible
Keep your head in the game
Take control of your life and be active
Fight for a life worth fighting for
1:30 Interview begins with the Colonel & Derek
3:00 Dealing with a cancer diagnosis
4:30 Learning how to walk again
5:30 7 years of heart failure from Chemo.
7:30 Hoping to stay alive after dying a few times
9:45 Given a second chance at life: a heart transplant
10:30 Starting racing during recovery
11:15 Thanking the donor family for his life
12:30 The training regiment
14:30 After effects of a transplant
16:45 Earning every heartbeat
19:00 Fighting for a life worth living
22:15 The Colonel, Joe and Sefra discuss the interview and lessons learned
27:45 Let us know what’s holding you back from getting uncomfortable?!
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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Sefra Alexandra- “Dr.” Johnny Waite is off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty
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