Josh Komen: Surviving Cancer, Heart Attacks, Climbing Everest & More!

Publish Date
Monday, 7 August 2023, 9:24AM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Josh Komen. 

Before I start with the bio, can I just say – stick with this one. It’s one of the most powerful stories we’ve ever told. 

At the age of 23 Josh was one of the fastest runners in New Zealand. Then, in a blink of an eye, he became one of the sickest. 

Josh was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia not once, but twice. This diagnosis took him on a 10 year battle of deep depression, an allogeneic stem cell transplant, being put into a coma, developing graft vs host disease, multiple complications, all while experiencing multiple heart attacks – and somehow in the middle of this hell – he climbed Everest and went on 200 Sky Dives. 

Today, 10 years after he received his deadly diagnosis, he is alive, strong, healthy and happy.  

Not only did he survive but he began to thrive. Josh reclaimed back his health, through patience and persistence and is now married and a father. 

Through his suffering, Josh has learnt so much about the human condition and in this episode we cover it all.  Strap in – Josh is an absolute legend. 

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This episode was brought to you from the Export Beer Garden Studio. Enjoy.    


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