Great Falls native Matt Cable hopes to inspire others on NBC’s Titan Games

Great Falls native Matt Cable hopes to inspire others on NBC’s Titan Games


[Music] well there’s not alot that rattles madcablethese days a deadlift of 600pounds easya life-threatening diseaseno sweat[Music] when the Great FallsAirmen had a chanceto meet Dwayne the rock Johnson wellnerves got the best of himcall mebrother I was like whoayou give me abro hugand call me brother I’m likeholy smokeshuh I’mshaking I’m likewhat’s goingon I forgot what I wastalkingabout cable is one of 64athletes who willcompete on Johnson’snew show the Titangames he was selectedfrom a nationwide pool after sending inan auditionvideo and competing at acombinethe 28 year old calls theexperiencelife-changing and yeah theycalled me ecstatic they’re like you know isthis team at cable I lagI think it’seight Matt cable so I said that too Iwas like I was so nervousand he’s likeguyswatching no you know I got you methe Titangameslike congratulationsI’mlike oh so thatwas crazy itwas cablesstorythat are resonated with the rockand the show’s producers and what astoryit isin 2014 cable was in peak physical conditionuntilsomething changed andIremember thatday likeit was youknowlike it was yesterdayI was actually ata fantasy footballdraftmy buddy’shouseand by halfway through you know Igot super sick like flu-like symptoms timestwocall my momIwas like hey mom you wantto go tohospital with me I’m notfeeling very good a series of testsfollowedby the news no one wants tohearMatt was diagnosed with AMLleukemia cancer in his bonesholy smokesyou knowI got my momon the right sideof memy brother if turns pale why don’tleft side of me and I’m justlikesittingthere likeyou knowmy momstarts crying I’m like I guess I gottobeatitand so you know I felt like Ihad tobe the strong onefor them youknow I was I know I never thoughtanything of it I was I’m notgood youknow I never thought1,000died you knowthings got worse before they got betterchemotherapytook a toll on his bodywhich led to 18 days in theICU whichled to complete organ failurewhich ledtoa medically inducedcomahe wouldlikely never wake from but miracleshappen and cable is prooffive days laterhe opened his eyes nicebut not supposed tomake it but did Imakeit you know no one really couldcould believethat I actually survivedthat and like I’m right to my mom Iwaslike mymom to where I’m not goinganywhereand I and you knowI suckedinmy wordyou know he even though there’stimes thatyou know she thought that Iwasn’t gonna but I woke up I wasliketold youmomand you can probablyguesshis first stop after leaving the hospitalI went to the gym you know andIwent to the bench press and the barand tworaps in it like buried meI’mlike whatforty fivepounds thisisthisiscrazy so I was like well you know Ican write howto look in themirror andwhen I didI’m likethis ain’tthisisn’t gonna be you forvery muchlongeryou know like you justkeep grind andyou know I havepic lines in myarm I’mlike let’sgo three years agocablestruggled to benchforty-five poundsnow he’s putting up over400 he competedinthe Warrior Games ischasing a spotlacrosse fit gamesand atevery turnhopes to inspire others to never give upbutmy nextchapter ofmy life wasevengettingbetter anddoing allthese stuffthat I had goals anddreams of mine youknowthat afteryou almostdie onceyoursecond life is you can call ityou don’twant towaste itsoI’ve definitelychangedinthat mindsetit’s my message to otherindividuals whoare going throughsimilar circumstancesor like obstaclesI just never give up just every morningto wake up just get up show out you knowlike like get up and go grindyou knowwhatever thatis it heavyfitnessand just continue tojust fightbattleeach dayfilming for the TitanGames has wrapped up and cable can’tdiscuss the results untilthe show airsbut he does know it’s not the last timeyou’ll hearhis name like I got stufflikeI do metaphor Idie and I chaseschools and dreamsevery day and thetime games just another goal you knowthat I had and I got it you knowI got alot moreyou know I’m noteven you knowcloseto doneyou know chasing my goalso Tom Wiley MTNsportsyou

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