Cancer Sucks–A Fight for Family and Life with Sandra Dougherty

This episode is going to be unlike one I have EVER done. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to do something special today. I have a guest on today’s show who has an absolutely amazing story that will leave you feeling both extremely grateful and inspired.

Sandra Dougherty has faced death. And cancer has impacted her life in a way unimaginable. She has faced cancer not once, but twice, and she lost her husband to cancer between her own bouts of cancer. Her fight, resilience, and mindset through extreme adversity is an example of what it means to look death and fear straight in the face and find a way to get through it all by getting her mind, body, and spirit right. 

The full impact of this episode is felt from start to end and it will leave you feeling full of gratitude, grit, and love. And it will change the way you approach adversity forever! 

If you enjoy today’s episode, please SHARE it with your friends and let them know #CancerSucks.


More on the episode:

5:53 – The Health and Fitness Start
An acupuncturist inspired by her own journey to health.

6:47 – The Love Story
What happens on the beach volleyball court… may just lead to love.

9:11 – The Cancer Diagnosis
Sandra’s life seemed perfect until the unexpected happened.

11:25 – The “Why Me?” Moment

She felt like she was doing everything right…

12:39 – The Acceptance
“The answer to why has changed many times and I know I will never have the answer.” 

21:46 – The Fight
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

23:55 – The Curveball
January 2016, her husband of 15 years started complaining of stomach pain…

33:25 – The Hope
Faith, Family, and Friends

34:47 – The Kids
Navigating her kids life through traumatic experiences and loss. 

40:32 – The Reality
Difficult times are inevitable. You will never know how strong you are until strong is all you have left.

42:25 – The Family Mantra
“This will not shape us. We will…..”

45:32 – The Overtime
Sandra’s response when again, another tumor was found…

50:37 – The Battle
How to get through tough times

51:48 – The Health
Hear Sandra’s hard-learned lessons and actionable tips to fighting for her peace, her health, her family, and her healing.

55:30 – The Takeaway 
Don’t let doctors, family, or anyone write your story… make your own.

1:00:25 – The Legacy
“You can sit and say why me, you can be angry, but don’t deny your humanity or your grief. Just put an end date to it. Start looking forward and around and keep going.” 

1:02:19 – Final Gratitude


This episode is sponsored by Myzone and the Todd Durkin 3.5 Day LIVE Mentorship.

The 3.5 Day Mentorship is my deepest and most intensive LIVE event of the year. If you are a trainer, coach, or fitness pro, NOW is the time to sign-up for this life-transforming event held on Nov 7-10, 2019 in San Diego, CA. It is guaranteed to take your business and life to a whole new level and help you be the BEST that you can be. 

Now is the time to SIGN-UP at www.ToddDurkin.com/mentorship19.

I rarely workout without my MyZone monitor on my chest as it measures heart rate, calories burned, percentage of max heart rate, and MEP’s. Check them out at www.myzonemoves.com as I know you will love your MyZone as much as I do.

Connect with Todd online in the following places:

You can listen to Todd’s podcast, The IMPACT Show by going to www.todddurkin.com/podcast.
Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/todd-durkin-impact-show/id1467269399

Todd’s Social Media Handles:
Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ToddDurkinFQ10
FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10
Instagram & Twitter: @ToddDurkin

Upcoming Event and Programs:
3.5 Day LIVE Mentorship:

https://todddurkin.com/mentorship19
Mastermind (for fitness pros): https://todddurkinmastermind.com/ 

About the Author



Todd Durkin, MA, is a world-renown trainer, coach, author and motivational keynote speaker who trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL, MLB, and MMA athletes, including two Super Bowl MVP’s, one NFL League MVP, Olympic gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and MMA champions. Todd is a 2-Time Trainer of the Year, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, the 2018 Canfitpro International Presenter of the Year, a member of the Under Armour Training Team, and a Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

Todd was a featured trainer on the popular TV show, NBC STRONG, which is now airing on Netflix. His award-winning gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, is a Top-10 Gym in America and his 2 best-selling books, The WOW BOOK and The IMPACT Body Plan, have both changed thousands of people’s lives. If you would like to get motivated and inspired now, you can pick these books up at www.Amazon.com, or if you would like a signed copy, please purchase at www.ToddDurkin.com/

Would you like to work with Todd?

His Annual 3.5 Day LIVE Mentorship Program is an absolute game-changer. It’s by far the most in-depth and most intensive program he offers. The next one is coming up Nov 7-10, 2019 and early-bird specials exist until September 16th. Here are all the details: https://todddurkin.com/mentorship19

TD Mastermind Coaching Program for Trainers & Fit-Pros

If you are a trainer, coach, or fitness pro, you need to check out Todd’s Mastermind Coaching Program. It is designed to help you create excellence in your business & life. It consists of 2-live retreats per year, monthly coaching, access to Todd and his team of coaches, select and unique opportunities within Todd’s network, weekly motivation, and a whole lot more. This is all primarily virtual so you can be located anywhere around the globe and you can join at any time.

Here are all the details: www.ToddDurkinMastermind.com

IMPACT Coaching for High-Performers & Growth-Minded individuals (Primarily NON-fit-pros)

If you are NOT a fitness pro, but a person who seeks high-performance and growth in business and life. There is a unique opportunity to work directly with Todd in his brand new IMPACT Coaching program. It’s only 90-Days long, but it’s an intense immersion in personal coaching (body, mind, AND spirit) and business coaching. There will only be 12-people in this program—one might as well be YOU.

The IMPACT Coaching Program starts September 16th so take ACTION today and apply. Here are all the details… https://todddurkin.com/impact-coaching/

New Podcast

Lastly, Todd’s new podcast (“The Todd Durkin IMPACT Show”) just dropped, and we would love for you to listen. It’s designed to motivate and inspire you to live a life full of passion, purpose, and IMPACT, and it’s guaranteed to Get Your Mind Right. Check it out and subscribe today at www.todddurkin.com/podcast. We also have a part of the podcast where we take your Q&A, so please send us your questions through the weblink.

We love featuring our fans!

Hire Todd to speak at your company, conference, or business

Todd delivers riveting, energizing, and enlightening keynotes and motivational talks and would love the opportunity to fire-up your people. Simply reach out to us via email (durkin@fitnessquest10.com) and Todd or a teammate will get back to you within 48-hours on how we can BEST help you.

Please CONNECT with us!

Todd can be reached on Instagram at @ToddDurkin, FB FAN page at www.Facebook.com/ToddDurkinFQ10, or email at durkin@fitnessquest10.com

You can sign up for his FREE monthly newsletter at www.ToddDurkin.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *