Heart Failure to Victory with Jeremy Woodward

Could you imagine having 2 heart surgeries while just in your 20’s? Today you will be dazzled hearing the story of Jeremy Woodward from “Heart Failure to Victory.” You often hear me talk about “Living a Life Worth Telling a Story About,” well, today you will draw strength, energy, inspiration, and life while listening to Jeremy’s story.

Jeremy is the author of the new book “Heart Failure to Victory,” an inspiring story of persevering through severe congestive heart failure and two major open-heart surgeries while just in his 20’s, the second with less than 1% chance of survival. When reading his book, I laughed, smiled, and cried reading his amazing story and mission to become an IMPACT maker.

Today, Jeremy talks about:

  • Having two major heart surgeries at the age of 22 and 29.
  • The mindset of a heart failure survivor.
  • The promise he made to himself the night before his second surgery.
  • His darkest days and how martial arts helped him through them.
  • His greatest victory thus far in his life.
  • The impact Jeremy is creating in his community.

Please be sure to share this incredible story and spread Jeremy’s words of inspiration and strength. Enjoy today’s Show, please snap a picture of the cover, and share it on your social media. Please be sure to tag Jeremy and me.

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More on the episode

3:00 – Jeremy Shares His Story..WOW!
He had to have two major heart surgeries in his 20’s.

7:25 – The Mindset of a Heart Failure Survivor
At 21 felt invincible, it took going to a deeper place.

16:45 – The Promise Jeremy Made to Himself the Night Before Surgery
If I come out of this alive, I  want to become an IMPACT-Maker!

19:26 – Journey into the Fitness World

21:29 – Martial Arts Gave Him Warrior Mentality
The Darkest Days.

26:58 – How Martial Arts Can Help Anyone Going Through a Difficult Time
Mindset… Dig Deep… Breath Work

29:10 – His Greatest Victory in Life!
Being a dad and overcoming heart failure

30:37 – What It Takes to Move Forward with a Prognosis

32:23 – The Greatest Lessons From Having Two Heart Surgeries
Live life to the fullest.

33:27 – Jeremy’s Impact on the Community
Teddy Team. Advocate for stroke and heart disease awareness.

36:00 – Thank you Jeremy for what you do!  

40:51 – The Challenge to Todd from Jeremy


About Jeremy Woodward:

Jeremy is a Personal Trainer, USA Triathlon Level 1 Triathlon Coach, UESCA Triathlon Coach, UESCA Running Coach, USA Cycling Level 3 Coach, USA Swimming Coach as well as a GEAR Indoor Cycling Instructor.  Jeremy holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate and has earned a Black Sash in Kung-Fu. Since his surgeries, Jeremy has gone on to win several awards and recognitions. His 2010 fundraising efforts won him the NH Conservation Hero Award and a Commendation from the Governor of NH, John Lynch; his ability to overcome heart failure and succeed as an athlete won him the Medtronic Global Hero Award (one of 25 in the world). Jeremy was a 2016 and 2017 Quarterfinalist for the Men’s Health Magazine Ultimate Guy Cover Contest.  In 2012 Jeremy was named one of the Union Leader’s 40 under 40, a program that recognizes emerging leaders with a record of professional and volunteer accomplishment in New Hampshire. Jeremy was also selected as the 2014 Concord Young Professional of the Year at the Chamber Pinnacle Awards. Jeremy has been featured on many media networks that include CNN, NBC, Sports Illustrated (SI.COM) and was one of three finalists for the 2015 NH Rising Star Young Professional of the Year.

Follow Jeremy – IG @ironheartjeremy


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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.

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