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Iron Will Award Candidate:

Nathin Whelan

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Nathin Whelan's Submission:

My name is Nathin Hudlin-Whelan.

I was born just under 4 months early. I was pronounced dead for 2 minutes after birth, my left lung was not developed, I had to get a blood transfusion, I was blind in both eyes and had to eat through a straw or system they had me connected to for the duration of 6 months whike I was in a incubator.

Throughout my life I always had struggles with breathing cause of my asthma and bronchitis, it would always limit me from being more athletic. When I finally had the courage to stop relying on the medicine and started to heal myself with daily exercise and sports I noticed a increase in stamina and endurance. I then began to play sports more often and joined a basketball team. And did very well with it. Everything in my life was great. As I got older I fell into the world of drugs and alcohol and steaking for my addiction. I quickly became dependent on these hard drugs and was dependent on them for the 7 years I abused drugs and One day I overdosed and , but i realized I cannot live this way anymore. A few weeks later I got my first gym membership at 24 years of age and since then I went from 127lbs to 185lbs and I have never been more grateful to understand the struggle I went through as a drug addict who was on the verge of jail or death. Today I motivate people to change there lives for the better. And I believe fitness and exercise is one of the best ways to motivate someone to change there current state.

I know I have not lost a crazy amount of weight, but the mental struggle I have went through since birth has been unbelievable and I want to share my successes with others. Any challange is worth recognition. And I want to thank you for considering me for the award...

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