Do you have the intestinal fortitude to keep going after you’ve been knocked down? Are you resilient? From one of my favorite “Rocky” quotes: “But it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
Sean Hackney’s story is a story about resilience and fortitude. An 11-time Ironman triathlete and a 20+ time half Ironman finisher, he did it all on a leg that defies medical explanation.
When Sean was a running back in college, his leg was destroyed when he was hit by multiple players during a football game. His kneecap was dislocated, his ACL tore, his quadricep hyperextended down to his shin, and his artery was severed. He should have lost the whole leg.
After multiple surgeries, doctors were able to take a vein from his thigh and move it behind his knee to act as a conduit for circulation to his lower leg. That graft was expected to last five-10 years and doctors were unsure what to expect next.
Then something inexplicable happened. Twenty-seven years later, the graft was still holding steady — and the vein mapping didn’t just work, but one vessel had grown 2-3 times its size and started functioning as an artery.
Chiseled is the podcast to help you create awareness in your life to become the person you were created to be. Through the personal experiences of host Rob Commodari and his guests, listeners gain insights into how they are continually being chiseled away to live their fullest life. We are all a work in progress!
Hosted by Rob Commodari – speaker, author, and small business owner.