In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Boyd Dunleavey about his journey as a two time blood cancer survivor to Boston Marathon runner. He had a life saving stem cell transplant in May 2012 after nearly a year of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. His stem cell donor is an American naval serviceman named Nathan Barnes. Nathan was in Japan when he got the call to donate his stem cells to save his life!
A year after his last treatment Boyd decided that he wanted to get healthy. A friend took him to Alaska and ran a marathon for him. He came home from that trip, bought a pair of shoes and started running. April 18th 2022 he ran the Boston marathon for the 4th time in person. It was his 10th marathon in 10 years after his life saving stem cell transplant. As a bonus it was his fastest Boston by 7 minutes!
In this episode we discuss:
- His Leukaemia
- Finding running
- Stem Cell surgery
- The way running helped him
- How to start running
- Meeting his stem cell donor
- Boston marathon x4
Links to things we mentioned:
ENERGYBits – use “planttrainers” at checkout for a discount!
The Impact of Lifestyle on Cancer with Tom Fisher – PTP435
Approaching Breast Cancer Holistically with Dr. Jenn Simmons – PTP392
Battling Prostate Cancer with Bruce and Mindy Mylrea – PTP380
Beating Cancer and Losing 300lbs with Justin and Erin Greener – PTP293
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Mary Lou Fusi
Mark Jeffrey Johnson
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