Steve Smith (aka: Steve-O) was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumor in his right frontal lobe April 24th, 2012. April 25th, 96-98% of the tumor was removed at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He completed 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy in South Bend, IN on July 2nd 2012. Steve and Roxie have returned to their new home in Clermont, FL and plan to resume his cycles of chemotherapy.
Steve-O is one of the top ranked triathletes in the world for his age group (65-69). He has inspired so many by his achievements that begin with competing in 12 Kona Ironman World Championships of which 4 of these finishes were in the top 5 overall places for his age group. He also holds many National and World Triathlon Championship titles. Ranked "All-American" 15 times and "Grand-Master" Champion 3 times by USAT. Featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd". 2004 Masters Triathlete of the year. Beginning in 1983, he estimates he's has competed in at least 250 triathlons. He's been competing in triathlons before anyone even knew what a triathlon or the "Ironman" was.
This blog is written by his daughter, Sarah Cira (his pride and joy) and read by his son, Aaron Smith, and daughter, Molly Woody. (He loves them too!) Oh, did I mention he had 6 beautiful grandchildren: Cole, Logan, Layne Cira and Braylen, Malena and Easton Woody. He also claims 2 son-in-laws: Tom Cira and Josh Woody. We started this blog to keep friends and family updated on his progress and journey back to the starting line.
Since Steve-O is giving his fellow competors a break this season, I'm requesting everyone show your support for him by posting or emailing pictures of yourself supporting "Steve-O" during your race. You can post them to this site directly or email them to me at email@example.com and I will put them on this blog. He is really touched by all the support and appreciates it very much! Iron-UP!