This Woman Visited The 7 Wonders Of The World In 13 Days After Being Diagnosed With Cancer

In the space of a month, Megan Sullivan fell 50 feet while climbing, got hit by a car and was diagnosed with skin cancer.

Two weeks later, she decided to travel to all Seven Wonders of the World in the span of 13 days. After 12 countries — 15 flights — 28,211 total miles traveled, she recently shared her journey on Bored Panda.

Day 1: Chichen Itza

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“It all started in Yosemite Valley where I had been training for three years to climb the Nose route on El Capitan. I was 2,000 feet up when I took a terrifying 50-foot fall. After a fall like that, I started to question everything… from why am I putting myself into these scary situations to what is driving me to seek out these ambitious climbs? What am I trying to prove to myself, or better yet, to the world?”


Day 2: Machu Picchu

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“Like something out of a movie… a week later I was hit by a car while riding my Vespa and then diagnosed with skin cancer during a routine check-up. In three weeks time I was handed the trifecta of bad luck.”

Day 4: Cristo Redentor

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“My friends and family only half-jokingly recommended me to purchase a giant human bubble to live in. But after realizing how expensive and very inconvenient to my dating life that would be, I had this great moment of clarity: I survived.”

Day 6: Colosseum

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“In my lifetime, the greatest learning moments have come at a time of tragedy and loss. From loss comes radical change, for it opens up a space that is yearning for something new.”

Day 8: Petra

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“After the worst month of my life, I started to rethink how I was living my life. I came to this amazing realization… that the only thing stopping me from having everything that I ever wanted in life was simple: me.”

Day 11: Taj Mahal

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“I would always say, ‘there isn’t enough time or money’ but those were just excuses. What I was really afraid of was failure. I needed to stop thinking that my goals were impossible and start thinking that I have the power to decide how I am going to live my life everyday.”

Day 12: Great Wall of China

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“The only regrets that I have in my life are from the missed opportunities that I never took a chance on. This year I took a chance and I will continue taking chancing to experience the greatest adventure of all: my life.”

You can watch Sullivan’s journey below: