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Heart of Iron

My Journey From Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete
Garlett, Kyle (Book - 2011 )
Heart of Iron
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"Throughout his life, there was nothing Kyle Garlett hated more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition. His appetite for victory and success and his love of life pushed him past his health hurdles-including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and a heart transplant-and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story, beginning with his diagnosis of lymphoma and continuing through years of chemotherapy that destroyed his joints and weakened his heart, leading up to his journey to the Ironman Triathlon, in which he competed not once but twice. His miraculous recovery and athleticism are recounted, along with his becoming an Olympic torch bearer, a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society spokesperson, and a motivational speaker"--
Authors: Garlett, Kyle
Statement of Responsibility: Kyle Garlett
Title: Heart of iron
my journey from transplant patient to ironman triathlete
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2011
Characteristics: p. cm.
Summary: "Throughout his life, there was nothing Kyle Garlett hated more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition. His appetite for victory and success and his love of life pushed him past his health hurdles-including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and a heart transplant-and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story, beginning with his diagnosis of lymphoma and continuing through years of chemotherapy that destroyed his joints and weakened his heart, leading up to his journey to the Ironman Triathlon, in which he competed not once but twice. His miraculous recovery and athleticism are recounted, along with his becoming an Olympic torch bearer, a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society spokesperson, and a motivational speaker"--
Subject Headings: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports. bisacsh Ironman triathlons United States Heart Transplantation Patients United States Biography Cancer Patients United States Biography Track and field athletes United States Biography Garlett, Kyle
Topical Term: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sports
Ironman triathlons
Heart
Cancer
Track and field athletes
LCCN: 2011019704
ISBN: 1613740050
9781613740057
Branch Call Number: 796.4209 G
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