Challenge Accepted | Dr. Arianne Missimer | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

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2 months before her wedding Arianne was diagnosed with cancer – and accepted the challenge of returning to health – and helping others. Through mindset, nutrition, and movement we can overcome our challenges. Arianne shares her secrets to success as a physical therapist, cancer survivor, and American Ninja Warrior competitor to help you overcome the challenges you’re facing right now.

Dr. Missimer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Registered Dietitian, and Human Movement Specialist. She holds numerous movement–based certifications and was awarded “2015 NSCA Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year” and “2011 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year.” She presents nationally and internationally on movement science. She raised over $50,000 for cancer research in honor of her brother. In 2015, she was diagnosed with stage 3 liposcarcoma and underwent aggressive treatment. Accepting this challenge, she started training for America Ninja Warrior and was selected out of 80,000 applicants to compete in Season 8.

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