How Cancer Can Make You Do the Impossible | Aron Andersson | TEDxUmeå I’m a four time cancer survivor. To cope with the suffering I learnt mental strategies that I benefit from today as a professional adventurer. In my talk I will share my strategies and how they have helped me to accomplish the “impossible”, despite being in a wheelchair. I hope you will be inspired and motivated to strive to reach your own personal goals. I’m a professional adventurer and motivational speaker. At the age of 9 I had cancer surgery and ended up in a wheelchair. I made the decision to not let the wheelchair hold me back but instead to see what possibilities it could give me. I travel the world and push myself in extreme mental and physical challenging adventures to inspire people to push their own limits. Among other things I have competed in four Paralympic games, arm-cycled from Sweden to Paris and was the first person ever in a wheelchair to summit Sweden's highest mountain Kebnekaise. Most recently I swam across the sea from Sweden to Finland and in January 2016 I summited Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. Besides a career as an adventurer and a lecturer, I’m a proud ambassador of the childhood cancer foundation. In 2015 I raised over 2,7 million Swedish kronors for their cause. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at