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We all have a story. This is dedicated to all the amazing humans that want to share their stories of inspiration, resilience, overcoming obstacles, life lessons in sports and anything else, all while living healthy, happy, purposeful lives, walking the talk and helping others in the process.

Episode 16 - Wade Macleod

November 28, 2018

Welcome to Episode 16 from Beyond the Big Red Truck Podcast!  I'm very honoured to have spent some time, and shared an intimate conversation with Pro Hockey player, Wade Macleod and his wife Karly.  Wade has been a star on the ice and on his journey, has been tested both mentally and physically for many years, but what no-one could have predicted with a career that was looking so promising, is that Wade's biggest test would was still to come.  In 2011/12 season, his second year playing pro for the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, Wade was hit into the glass. He managed to get up, but after his captain told him they were on the power play, he blacked out.  Wade then had a seizure in the ambulance and after some tests in the hospital, it was revealed that Wade had a golf ball sized tumour in his head.  This started a massive roller coaster ride for Wade and Karly.  Ups and downs, playing hockey, not playing hockey, almost making the NHL, moving to Germany, having the most fun he's ever had playing hockey, getting married, having a baby and then....another tumour, then another.  Four brain surgeries in five years, two in two months in 2018, and even in between six weeks of radiation and while taking a break before chemo, Wade wanted to share his story, so this his story.  Thanks for listening and please share this story as it is a human story, a story about resilience, overcoming obstacles and living life with purpose despite these massive obstacles.  To help with medical bills,  Wade and Karly's friends have set up a go fund me page and if you would like to donate and help them here's the link:  https://ca.gofundme.com/wade039s-treatment-fund

Thank you and I hope you Enjoy,