Favia is a 30 year old Pathologist living in New Mexico, she is a keen climber and has been a competitor on American Ninja Warrior!
During this podcast Favia shares more about her life, growing up with a single mum, going to Harvard University, deciding to go to medical school and what it was like being diagnosed with cancer. Favia, shares more about the challenges she faced and overcame and why climbing is such an important part of her life.
Favia gives practical advice and top tips about how to schedule your time to be efficient and, why you may have to say no. Favia talks about mental sadness, the feeling of frustration and angry while dealing with cancer and how she managed to get through the chemotherapy and the recovery process to be able to start living her life again.
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Favia introduces herself
Her childhood and being raised by a single mum
Attending Harvard University
Going to Colombia to get her Masters and coming across rock climbing
Not liking climbing to start with
Setting the goal to go to Harvard when she was 5 years old
Her dream of being of Doctor
What life was like at Harvard
Deciding to give rock climbing another chance
Moving to Ohio and going to the rock gym to make friends
Being welcomed into the climbing community
Being scared of spider and bugs
Recovery tips for climbing
Being diagnosed with cancer
The cancer journey and why training as a Dr. helped to save her life
Not being believed by the doctors
Standing up for herself
Getting through the toughest 6 months of her life
Getting back into sport and climbing
Living minute to minute
Doing radiation or not?
Trying to get out of the house and live again
Dealing with the anger and frustration from her condition
Chaining her mental state
Working out her mental sadness
Needing a reason to not give up
Her reason for living
American Ninja Warrior
Learning how to schedule her time to be efficient
Getting fit with her husband
Having to get 9 hours of sleep and not getting up to early
Advice and tips for women who want to get into climbing
Advice and tips for women who are going through a tough time
Follow Favia on Instagram & read her blog!
Website - www.traversegirl.com
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