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by Kyle Garlett

eBook Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete epub
  • ISBN: 1613740050
  • Author: Kyle Garlett
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; First Edition edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • ePUB size: 1768 kb
  • FB2 size 1821 kb
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Product Description Throughout his life, Kyle Garlett hated nothing more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition.

Product Description Throughout his life, Kyle Garlett hated nothing more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition.

His book, Heart of Iron, is no different. It is heartbreaking at times, even tragic. But it is also funny, very inspiring, and ultimately triumphant.

Heart of iron: my journey from transplant patient to ironman triathlete.

Kyle Garlett - From Heart Transplant to Ironman Triathlon. Throughout his life, Kyle Garlett hated nothing more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition Heart of Iron: My Journey From. July 11, 2012 ·. Today's Words of Wisdom Wednesday comes from birthday boy John Quincy Adams, an early and powerful opponent of slavery and the 6th President of the United States: Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. Throughout his life, Kyle Garlett hated nothing more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition Heart of Iron: My Journey From Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete.

My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Athlete. After recovering from a heart transplant (necessitated by the effects of chemotherapy), he competed in the grueling Ironman Triathlon. A compassionate celebration of the human spirit that doesn't gloss over tough realities. If you're interested in an autographed copy of Heart of Iron, send me a note and we can work out the details. Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete.

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Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete ^^. 2. Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete Description Please continue to the next page Heart of Iron Originally published: Brooklyn, NY: LaChance Pu. 2011.

Iron-distance relay team that finished the Beach 2 Battleship Iron-distance triathlon in Wilmington, NC.

Four-time cancer survivor and a recipient of both a bone marrow transplant (1995) and a heart transplant (2006), Kyle Garlett became the first ever heart transplant to compete at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in 2009.

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Bibliographic Details. Title: Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant. Black Falcon Books is an online seller with a broad range of titles, including fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and paperback, many of them signed by authors. Visit Seller's Storefront. Publication Date: 2011. Terms of Sale: We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites.

Throughout his life, Kyle Garlett hated nothing 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 his love of life pushed him over his health hurdles—including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and heart transplant—and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story with clear-headed optimism and a winning sense of humor, beginning with his first diagnosis of lymphoma as a teenager and continuing through years of chemotherapy that destroyed his joints and weakened his heart. Not just about his health crisis but also about forging a remarkable life around cancer and his career as a sportwriter, the amazing friends and family who supported him, and finding love. After five and half years on the organ transplant waiting list then being gifted with a new heart, Kyle embarks on a challenge of his own making: to compete in the Ironman Triathlon, in which he competed not once but twice. His miraculous recovery and athleticism are recounted, along with the story of how he became an Olympic torch bearer, a devoted Lymphoma & Leukemia Society spokesperson, a motivational speaker, and an author. Heart of Iron is an invaluable companion for those affected by cancer and a breathtaking memoir about one man’s unstoppable spirit and success against all odds.

Comments: (7)
Bukelv
Kyle Garlett has been fighting cancer for over half his life. His story is a compelling study of man faced with overwhelming odds in the battle against cancer in 4 separate times over 20 years, surviving a heart transplant, and then completing triathlons. Don't tell Kyle Garlett the word "no." His body, battle scared from countless rounds of chemotherapy, and radiation, is sustained by a titanium hip, an artificial shoulder implant, a pacemaker, another man's donated heart, and a dream to go on living a normal life. Yet he has the courage to tackle on of the most formidable challenges in the athletic arena, the infamous Ironman Triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a full 26.2 mile marathon, all in the same day). Kyle's contributions in philanthropy, cancer causes, and organ transplant advocacy are just as breathtaking as the distance he goes. He truly has the will of iron and a heart of gold.

He has an extraordinary story to tell. And this is certainly worth the read.
Malogamand
This young man's story of his fight against cancer, which started in his senior year of high school and continued for nearly 20 years, is an inspiration for people of all ages. It is extremely well written, even a 12-yr old could appreciate the story. If you know someone who has dealt with a devastating illness, as I personally have, this true story gives hope with understanding and humor. Mr. Garlett's description of the car ride to the hospital in response to the "your heart is ready" phone call is REALITY AT IT'S BEST!!. He and his wife, both on cell phones, driving on California highways calling all the people on the list who need to know what is happening, i.e. PARENTS, makes you smile. More than once I shed tears for him and his parents. I also laughed with him as he told his story. Kyle, you have my admiration. Thank you for sharing your story. This is a book that every home should have in their personal library.Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman TriathleteHeart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete
Jay
Four bouts with cancer and its devastating treatments, two joint replacements, and a heart transplant later, Kyle Garlett's amazing life story is recounted in his memoir with humor, hope, and inspiration. All of us face things that at the moment feel insurmountable to us. Few, if any of us, have faced what this man has faced and lived to tell about it. This is a putting-life-in-perspective book. It also is a reminder of how strong human will can be and how precious the moments are of the life we do have. Truly, this is a must read and a gift to all of us who face difficult choices. It is also an invaluable companion for those affected by cancer and heart disease. As the author himself says, "Human beings and their spirits are strong and resilient, yet life itself is frail and easily extinguished. Those coexisting contradictions make life all the more beautiful to behold."
Ffel
Kyle writes with honesty and grace about his epic journey through cancer and beyond. Unlike many epics, the characters, struggles, and triumphs are real. Dragons and evil wizards? Try chemo and anesthesia. Incredible journey homeward? Try an iron distance triathlon with a transplanted heart.

I found this book while looking for running stories to inspire my training, and it opened more than inspiration for me. Instead of running for solely my health, I've become involved in Team in Training. I run not only for my own fitness, but to eradicate blood cancers entirely. How many books have that kind of impact on readers?

Kyle's words will inspire you, make you laugh, invite you to cry, and break the wall of awkwardness we feel when we learn of a cancer diagnosis. Not only does he have a powerful story, he also writes with a deft voice that brings the reader into the period of his life during which he fought cancer and its aftermath.

No matter your motivation for choosing this book, you will not be disappointed.
Aver
I am an avid reader, and so I don't use these words lightly.

This is a Very Good book.

This is not just a feel good (although it does), triumph over hardship (although he does) reflection causing (although I did) story. I'm not a professional book reviewer or writer and so there is a great disconnect between how I fell and what I think about the book and how I can pen that here.

Kyle took his journey and gave me snapshot moments of world events that really put his timeline for his multi year battle, with both his cancer and heart transplant, into perspective. I was surprised at how many times I really laughed, (who knew nose hairs were so important?) and even more so by how many times I cried (upon seeing the faces of his parents after his transplant). Not because the story is sad, because it is anything but sad, but because Kyle details his hope and courage and desire to win in such a way that for just a few pages, I was in that journey too.

I'll be buying more copies for friends who are Ironman atheletes, cancer surviors or patients and friends who just really appreciate a well written and told story.

OH, and I'll be watching for Kyle to finish in Kona!
MrRipper
I read Kyle's book in a total of four hours. His story is absolutely amazing. While continuing to battle for some type of normalcy in his life, he still managed to keep his sense of humor. For anyone who has or is waging their own battles, this book would help them understand that the light at the end of their tunnel isn't always a train!!!

When I finished reading it, I shared it with a close friend who doesn't usually have the time or the desire to read books and she finished it in a very short time because she too was so inspired and mesmerized by Kyle's story.

It's amazing what this young man has gone through. He will an inspiration to many people, probably not fully realizing that the little pebble of his life cast into this great pond has such far reaching effects.
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