This message is dedicated to people who have overcome challenges in their life and have chosen to become more active and inspire others through their journey. This is our CEO Jordan Supino's Story, Share your story today and join us as we influence millions across the world to be proud of the moment they turned a setback into their comeback.
In July of 2011 I was struck with the biggest challenge of my life, how hard was i willing to fight and how much pain was i willing to endure in my battle against Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A few nights had passed with hot and cold sweats and major cramping in my legs and after finally subsiding I went back to the gym. I began to work out and as soon as I pushed the weight my body began to tremble as I collapsed and my legs locked up. I ended up initially staying in the hospital for almost 2 months battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia with the first type of chromosome abnormality in the world and enduring high dosages of chemotherapy. As I left the hospital and had another bone marrow biopsy the cancer was still there and doctors urged me to have bone marrow transplant immediately. My reply to them was simple, "Would you like to see a miracle happen before your eyes? God is going to give me one and with his power and my mindset cancer doesn't stand a chance". As I left I asked when I had to be back in for next round of chemotherapy and they replied 4 1/2 weeks. So I replied that since working out has always been my place where I find comfort that I would bench press 500 pounds and the cancer would disappear in honor of everyone fighting their illness and I would show them the power of the mind & faith. 4 1/2 weeks later I bench pressed 500lbs the day before I had to be back in the hospital and on the very next test the cancer was gone.
I now had a nickname "Miracle Man". For the next 4 months I continued the chemotherapy to maintain my cancer free status. As the hair loss, skin peeling, appetite gone, weakness came hard....I never gave up. I would get beaten down and roar back like nothing seen before. Christmas came around that year, I had finished my chemotherapy as my family, friends and I celebrated but little did I not know a much bigger test was to come. December 27, 2011 I woke up to go in for blood and platelets but only to wake up partially blind with a 107 degree temperature. You see I had went out shopping for Christmas as i was not suppose to and came in contact with germs where I had no platelets to protect me therefore when I got to the hospital I collapsed, couldn't breathe eventually going through massive amounts of deadly motions trying to exterminate me. Pneumonia, blood clots, kidney failure, 4 deadly blood line infections, lungs filled with fluid and blood, septic shock and into an induced coma for 24 days.
I never gave up, I never stopped believing in my true purpose and as I lay there asleep seeing how beautiful heaven is "yes i was there" as the doctors were ready to let me ride off into the night and place a trache in me I began to fight even harder. My lungs almost exploded as they came closer to putting that trache in me and then realized they needed to let me continue to fight. I woke up I couldn't walk or talk and had lost over 55 pounds and ironically the first word I spelled when I was communicating through an alphabet board was "protein" and my family immediately knew that I was back. It was suppose to take me weeks to a month to walk, I did it in 3 days; It was suppose to take me 1 year to fully recover, I put 50 pounds of solid weight on in 6 weeks. I walked back into the hospital up to the ICU to give back and help those fighting and they ask who i was? I replied, "I'M THE REAL DEAL, WHAT'S YOUR STORY?"
Where you take a situation in life where you are struck with adversity and instead of getting beat down you utilize it as a tool to persevere and overcome and you proclaim, I'm The Real Deal, What's Your Story? Everyone has a story to share, what are you waiting for?
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