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He was dying of cancer. In 1994, Wally Hild was diagnosed with near-terminal Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymphatic system. Ravaged by chemotherapy, ill, bald and weak, Wally promised himself that when he got better he would compete in the Ironman Triathlon, one of the world's most gruelling athletic endeavors. Follow Wally's single-minded battle against cancer through nearly nine months of intensive and aggressive chemotherapy - to the culmination of crossing the finish line after swimming for 2.4 miles, biking for 112 miles and finishing with a full 26.2 mile marathon - all in under 17 hours to earn his finisher's medal. Wally's journey is a testament of strength and courage and an inspiration for all to never, ever give up hope.
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Wally Hild is a 52 year old broadcaster, married to Caroline for 27 years with a son Chris 23 and daughter Jodi 21. He is a veteran of 28 years in radio and television in all facets. He is embarking on his new career as a motivational speaker with 40 engagements in the past two years. His story, "From Hodgkin's to Ironman" is in the new "6th Bowl Of Chicken Soup For The Soul", (with one-million copies in print and a New York Times Best Seller). He is currently working on his second and third manuscripts. He is also a published songwriter. He is also in training for the Ironman Canada Triathlon in August 2000.
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Book Description Penticton Writers, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110968144616
Book Description Penticton Writers, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0968144616
Book Description Penticton Writers, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0968144616