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The Shad Ireland Foundation


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“It is a great honor to have been recently contacted by Mr. Shad Ireland, of The Shad Ireland Foundation. Mr. Ireland is preparing to launch his  app for his M-Health kidney platform soon to be available worldwide. I am honored to be one of the first people in the Philippines, that will be following his program next year when the app is scheduled to be released.  My wife Zenaida and I are greatly honored that Shad has asked us to create an arrangement in order that he may come to the Philippines as a speaker in order to present his M-Health platform here in the Philippines.”

Patrick Ireland: Publisher of http://www.patrickirelandsreviews.com in the Philippines.


Shad Ireland:

“Part of my intervention consists of exercise, nutrition and education. An initial 90 day process is created to ensure stabilization and then a 6 month aftercare process creates long term stability and sustainability.”


Iron Shad    Biography

Shad Ireland was born with healthy kidneys in May, 1972. Almost exactly eleven years later, in May, 1983, he and his mother got the news that those kidneys were now diseased and he would have to be on dialysis while awaiting a kidney transplant. Shad eventually underwent two transplant operations. The first kidney transplant, at age 18, lasted for three years. The second transplant was unsuccessful. Facing  a life of illness and having been told that he would probably only live until he was 25, Shad decided to cram as much living on the edge into his life as he could. To him, that meant partying and having a good time even as he endured regular dialysis. He had no real goals beyond making sure what happened in the next 24 hours was based on having fun.

Then one day in 1993, weighing just 75 pounds and recovering very slowly from the rejection of his first transplanted kidney, Shad was resting and watching television. Flipping between channels, he saw a race he’d not seen before – a triathlon. He was captivated by the strength and determination the contestants in this difficult race exhibited and told his mother he would some day compete in that race. The road to meeting that goal wasn’t straight or easy, but in 2004, Shad finished his first triathlon -the world famous Ironman- in Lake Placid , New York. He was the first dialysis patient to ever do so. By beating the astronomical odds against him through sheeer guts and perseverance, he became a swimming, biking  and running symbol of courage and hope in the face of a killer disease. Shad continues to compete but has also created the Shad Ireland Foundation that is focused on helping people with renal disease improve their lives through physical activity.

Courtesy of Mr. Shad Ireland.
Contact and Booking: SHAD@IRONSHAD.COM

About Patrick Ireland

My name is Patrick Ireland, living in the Philippines with my wife and two daughters. I have been studying the web for over a decade. Now that I am 60 years old, I am starting to apply some of the knowledge that I have gained. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning." -Einstein.

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