In 2018, Paul Coghlan was given less than 10% chance to survive AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia), but he lived to tell his story. Paul has no doubt that staying positive and focused saved his life. 23 sessions of Intensive chemotherapy within the first 9 days after admission and a total of 6 months in hospital gave him the belief and determination to fight. Now, he is ready to inspire and motivate others to reach their goals as his way to give something back to those who may struggle to believe in themselves and their adversities.
02:00 In 2018, Paul was the fittest and strongest he had ever been
02:50 Paul was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a rare blood cancer
04:00 May 10th, Paul woke up with a black eye
05:45 Paul’s friend, who worked in a pharmacy said “The best €150 you will spend by going to the Galway Clinic”
07:10 Paul was sent to University College Hospital, Claddagh ward, specifically for leukemia patients
07:50 Paul grew resilience from a childhood stammer
09:10 Room 18 was the same room number his father was in some time ago
10:45 No-ones adversity is more or less than anyone else’s
12:10 Paul’s chemotherapy started urgently within the 24 hours
13:40 Possibility of becoming infertile
14:00 There’s no time
14:40 Less than 10% of survival
17:20 Experiencing loneliness
18:00 I feared I wouldn’t come out of hospital
18:40 Visualising and goal setting
20:15 Every little win is a massive step forward in the face of challenges
24:30 The message of each other and time
27:00 Be aware of your thoughts
31:10 Everybody is a hero
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