Next time you set a limitation on yourself, think about Ian Toothill, aka Toots. Toots was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2015 and has been fighting the disease since then. Doctors told Toots that he had only a few months to live. On Jun 5, 2017, this man reached the top of Mount Everest. He became the first cancer patient to accomplish this feat.
Cancer Patient That Did Not Quit
Toothill is a 47-year-old personal trainer from England who has been battling cancer since 2015. He decided to climb Mount Everest because it has been his lifelong desire to do so. To fund his journey, Toots started a GoFundMe page. Below is his story:
What’s his motivation? Here’s a personal not from his Twitter page.
After three weeks of climbing, Toothill accomplished his goal. What’s more amazing is that in addition to reaching the peak of Mount Everest, he wants to raise £220,000 Macmillan Cancer Support. See his fundraising page here.
Along his journey, Toots shared his experiences via Twitter:
— Ian Toothill (Toots) (@IanToothill) May 16, 2017
This man is an inspiration to us all. He shows us that it is never too late to pursue our passions. We are capable of amazing feats. In the end, the only limitations we have are the ones we put on ourselves.
Image source: @IanToothill
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