How To Win Your Battle With Points and Miles
Episode 1 – How To Win Your Battle With Points and Miles “Three days after you leave the hospital with a broken back, and chemo, and serious multiple myeloma, you decide you're going on this around-the-world trip?” The Award Travel 101 community is built around sharing and learning knowledge on how to travel the world with points and miles. A side effect of the community has been the stories of people that meet and interact every day and their stories made possible by a Facebook group. This week we introduce you to Mr. Ike Stanfield of Texas who is currently battling aggressive multiple myeloma cancer. In February 2019, Ike posted to Award Travel 101 that he was cashing in his points and miles and taking a solo trip around the world to Singapore, Delhi, and Doha in first and business classes. During the show, Ike walks us through some of his daily battles that might delay his determination to see his bucket list destinations. Despite the fact that Ike broke his back just one week before he was supposed to leave for his trip, he persevered through pain and surgery and still completed his around the world points and miles trip. Make sure to listen to his inspiration and words of wisdom as he walks us through each part of his two week adventure. Show Timestamps3:30 — Meet Ike 8:45 — Ike's health diagnosis12:30 — Ike's around the world itinerary17:00 — Getting treated well at the Hilton Singapore19:30 — “What did you reflect on while you were there?”22:30 — Ike's advice for those facing challenges28:30 — Ike's words of wisdom Today's GuestIke Stanfield is a retired American Airlines employee from Corpus Christie, Texas. In 2017, he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and has undergone and continues to undergo multiple forms of treatment to battle his disease. ResourcesContact IkeMultiple Myeloma Research FoundationThanks to Our SponsorEarn Instant Gold status when you join Fuel Rewards. Save 5 cents/gallon on every fill-up. Terms and Conditions apply, max 20 gallons per fill-up. Visit AwardWallet for more info on the Award Travel 101 Podcast!
Duration: 31 min