What an inspiring story. Be sure to watch for Taylor Bouton on American Ninja Warrior.
A pre-med student from Brigham Young University will be on American Ninja Warrior this Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m. on NBC.
Nicknamed the "Nerdy Ninja," 21-year-old Taylor Bouton is a returned missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Sweden Stockholm Mission and a history major at BYU. He told the Deseret News that he selected the major in order to have the opportunity to go on some international internships and have "fun" classes to go with his pre-med science and math courses.
Bouton said he has planned to be a doctor ever since he was diagnosed with clostridium difficile, a potentially deadly infection that affects the digestive tract.
At 17 years old, Bouton couldn't eat for up to two weeks at a time.