Kevin McDowell on Beating Cancer, Becoming an Olympic Medalist, and Why Our Suffering Can Inspire Others

Heromakers Podcast

Jan 18 2022 • 42 mins

In this episode, Laurie and Ann talk with Kevin McDowell, a triathlete who just won a silver medal in the mixed relay triathlon and placed sixth overall in the individual men's triathlon. He was one of the first American men to win an Olympic medal in the triathlon.

Kevin talks about not only his journey to the Olympics and his pursuit of sports, but also his journey through being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 18 and how that changed his life and how he sees the world. We talk about organizations fighting childhood cancer and about the unfortunate statistic that only four cents on every dollar given to cancer research goes to pediatric research. We talk about Kevin's desire to inspire kids with cancer and why his journey through cancer, his close-knit community, and his pursuit of a dream have fueled him over the years.

In this episode we reference:

Cal's Angels
St. Judes Children's Research Hospital
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Ronald McDonald House Charities

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