The World's Okayest Cyclist; Beating Cancer Through Faith and Exercise with Shawn Watson - WE Have Cancer
The World's Okayest Cyclist; Beating Cancer Through Faith and Exercise with Shawn Watson
In the fall of 2013, Shawn Watson was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Shawn credits his faith and passion for exercise, specifically cycling for helping him recover from his diagnosis. During our conversation we discussed:
- How he went from barely being able to walk 300 steps in a day to cycling up to 100 miles.
- The role his faith has played in his recovery.
- His thoughts on how anyone can use exercise in their cancer recovery.
- Why he refers to himself as The world's okayest cyclist.
- Why it's important to him to build a community and help others.
- How he got into public speaking by reaching out to the manufacturer of one of the drugs used in his treatment.
- How he has dealt with people who "don't know what to say."
- The smartphone apps he uses to track his exercise and keep him motivated.
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On Instagram - https://instagram.com/worlds_okayest_cyclist
On Twitter - https://twitter.com/okayestcyclist
His blog - https://worldsokayestcyclist.wordpress.com/
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Providing information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer.
Each year more than 12 million people will hear the devastating words "you have cancer."
In each episode of WE Have Cancer we share the stories of patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer.
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In 2011, just four months after they began dating, Lee was diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer. A year and a half later, 17 days after their honeymoon, they learned that Lee’s cancer had spread to his liver; he was now Stage 4. Through numerous surgeries, chemotherapy infusions and assorted other treatments, Linda has been by his side. Despite cancer, Lee and Linda say unequivocally these have been the best years of their lives.
In 2015 Lee launched this podcast as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those affected by cancer.
Lee and Linda live in Florida with their Westie Terrier, Fergie.
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