Hi, Welcome to the Iron Dream Team Blog,
My name is Rod Hutchins and I am honored that you would take time to read these inspiring heartfelt stories that have been submitted by our incredible followers for posting on the www.irondreamteam.com website.
As I have shared my personal journey to complete the Iron Man course in Kona, Hawaii, I have been amazed and humbled by the heart touching stories of pain, struggle, loss, and ultimately victory that so many people have shared with me. I could not let these stories go unnoticed and I wanted to give them a voice through this blog. We all have a story that is worth sharing. These stories exemplify the human characteristics of life changing challenges, resilience, pain, loss, strength, humility, love, and eventually achievement of overcoming.
You are invited to read my personal story of paralysis from the neck down as a result of the Gullian Barre Virus, 9 surgeries in 9 months that included dual hip replacement, dual knee scopes, 1 knee replacement, hiatal hernia repair, nissan, and several other procedures. I would have a 10th surgery 8 months later to put a Spinal Stimulator in my back because of 2 deteriorated discs and a pinched saitic nerve. During that 9 months, I almost died numerous times, but because of the incredible Medical Dream Team I had, the doctors navigated those complications masterfully and I am here to tell my story. I hope that these stories inspire you to realize that with the right people in your life, you can take your challenges and turn them into victory. It simply takes creating your own personal Dream Team.
I give my God all the credit and glory for His tender mercies throughout this journey and throughout my life. Without Him I am nothing, but with Him I can accomplish all things. Because of Him, I am here now to inspire millions of others around the world with this Incredible Journey to complete the Iron Man course in Kona, Hawaii in 2018. This has been a 23 year journey for me, and after 20 surgeries and procedures total in that time, I am daily realizing its power and magnitude in giving hope to others.
Journey with us daily as we share these incredible stories, my training, highlights of the Iron Dream Team and their expertise, all of the events, activities, and awareness that will become what is one of the most incredible stories that is literally changing lives. You too have a story my friend. Please share it with us and let’s travel this journey together as we learn to master our challenges and make them into extraordinary stepping stones for others. Together, we will be victorious.