When Sean visited an ear, nose and throat specialist for a persistent sore throat in 2011, he wasn’t expecting a diagnosis of stage IV tonsil and throat cancer. The 42-year-old financial advisor reeled at the diagnosis, but his doctor was optimistic. “You know Sean, there’s life before cancer, with cancer, and after cancer. Yours is treatable.”
The next few months were an odyssey of aggressive radiation and chemotherapy. Sean is a lifelong surfer, so he faced down his cancer like a competitive athlete . He prevailed with the help of his wife and the experience was the source of profound growth.