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Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Terminal Prostate Cancer Survivor, Matt Ode!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘


I am grateful to share with you the recording of one of our most popular interviews yet!! ๐Ÿ˜ The interview is with my friend Matt Ode, who I'm so thrilled to have met and have the chance to now work with as he loves and serves the cancer community so well, beyond everyone's expectations. There were many inspiring lessons and motivational messages that Matt shared with us, but the one that stands out the most to me is the power of a positive mindset. Matt's cancer journey was really tough, to say the very least!! He was diagnosed with an 11cm tumor in his small intestine with other tumors in his lungs and all over his body at just 25 years old, for which he received chemotherapy for several months. Once his tumor shrunk to 3cm he had surgery, which triggered a series of events that almost killed him. Matt went into a non-induced coma twice, the first for 2 weeks, the second for 1 week, and experienced liver, kidney and heart failure. He spent 8 weeks in the hospital in total. However, his mom led 3 prayer vigils and hundreds of people prayed for him. During the last vigil, while his girlfriend held his hand, he finally woke up and had a second chance at life. He believed it was God was saying to him, "This isn't the end, it's only the beginning."

It took Matt one month of recovering in the hospital in bed to finally be able to take his first step, and even after that, he still ended up in the hospital a week later after battling depression without having his doctors and nurses there to help him. He decided he needed to change his life in order to survive to the next month and next year. As a personal trainer who had been in great shape, he had lost 80-90 pounds; but a little bit at a time he gained his strength back to where he is now, back to his normal weight and healthier and better than ever before! Matt's recovery was as much a battle of his mind as physical, if not more, as he was tempted many times to dwell on the difficulties of his circumstances. However, he chose, even through the darkest time of his life, and because of his faith, to encourage himself and do his best to inspire others around him.

So I hope that you'll get to listen to or watch Matt's incredible interview! I'm inspired by him and I'm sure you will be as well!! See the show notes below the song and verse if you'd like to read the details instead. ๐Ÿ˜Š


God bless you! Sincerely, Bailey

Say I Won't by MercyMe (Wow, this song... ๐Ÿ˜ฒ) Matthew 19:26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, โ€œWith people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.โ€


Matt Ode is a metastatic testicular cancer survivor who survived multiple close brushes with death! He had an 11cm tumor in his small intestine, 4 major surgeries and spent 53 days in the ICU, including a 2-week coma, complete kidney and liver failure and cardiac arrest!! Matt's story will inspire you that anything is possible!! During his battle he lost 80 pounds, which was really hard for him as a personal trainer. Since then he gained his strength back and he's back doing what he loves, helping people with fitness, but now also helping young adults looking to overcome the mental, physical and emotional struggles of cancer so they can take back control of their life a relationships! He started a Facebook group called Young Adult Cancer Community : Taking Back Your Life From Cancer, which is a vibrant, thriving community