The Incredible Story Of A Terminally Ill Man Who Conquered Everest

A British man suffering from cancer was told that he has only a few months left to live, he decided to conquer the Mount Everest.

This is the story of a man who decided to scale the highest peaks when life decided to thrust him to the deepest hollows.

Ian Toothill, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2015 and was told that he had only four months left to live. But he is alive even today, two years later! Not only that, he has conquered the Mount Everest!

He climbed the peak to raise support for a charity named ‘Macmillan Cancer Support Charity’. Climbing the Everest was his childhood dream and he wanted to inspire everyone living with cancer to go and do the special thing they always wanted to do. No matter what that dream thing, may be.

Ian who is 47 year old is a personal trainer who conquered the summit on Monday. He always had a strong passion for adventure and he has served for the military as well. He has also climbed the Himalayas for three months and walked Iceland solo. He celebrated his Mount Everest feat by planting a flag of  football team – Sheffield United in the snow as he is die-hard fan of the team. He tweeted a photograph on his account:

A friend of Ian had promised to donate one thousand euros to the charity if he could plant the flag at 8,845 metres above sea level. Ian has already raised 31,500 euros and wants to reach the mark of raising 250,000 euros.

“No one with cancer has ever reached the summit of Mount Everest before. I am determined to prove anything is possible, no matter what your situation,” Ian worte on the JustGiving fundraising page.

How many of us can be like Ian? He inspires us to face troubles and not run away from it – and to turn our weakness into our strengths.

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Heer Khant
Heer Khant

Traveller | Writer | Photographer | Maverick | Social Worker | Lawyer | A freedom-loving woman for whom words are like wings to her soul. She believes in aliens, hates boundaries and lives like the first human on Earth.

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