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|Length:||26 minutes, 46 seconds.|
|Released:||January 23rd, 2012|
Sean Patrick gathered a community, became a catalyst for change, and continues, even after her death, to inspire the critical quest for ovarian cancer research and awareness.
As an athlete who was used to trusting her instincts and her body, Sean had been looking for the cause of debilitating symptoms for years. After many "missed" diagnosis came the answer - ovarian cancer.
Once diagnosed, ovarian cancer is fatal in over 80% of women's lives. A significant factor in the grim statistic is the lack of early detection and easy misdiagnosis of symptoms.
Sean took her diagnosis - and lack of diagnosis - and addressed its social and political implications. She drew from experiences of living "in the danger zone" as a rock climber and sought new ways to empower women to take control of their lives and their health. Climbing became her metaphor, not only for dealing with life-threatening situations but also for empowering women to become an active partner in their lives and in their health. She used this parallel as a catalyst for change.
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To Sean Patrick, the challenge of climbing was parallel with her fight against an almost certain death sentence - ovarian cancer. She used this comparison as a catalyst for change. Though she succumbed to the disease in 2009, her legacy lives on. Her “power of one” continues to save, enrich, and empower countless lives. Hers was a life, a lesson, and an enduring example of how we might also climb for life; to live - and live big - through something bad.
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