Welcome to my Swim With Mike Campaign. I love Swim With Mike! I became involved after my nephew, Brandon suffered a C 5 – 6 spinal cord in April of 2004, leaving him wheelchair bound. Shortly thereafter, I was at my gym in Newport Beach, California when I spotted a man (SWM donor, Jay Moore) wearing a SWM tee shirt with a wheelchair on it. I approached him and asked, “Why are you wearing that shirt?” He told me about Swim With Mike and told me to call Ron Orr from Swim With Mike. At that very moment, the SWM Ripple Effect that started 38 years ago touched my family!
Brandon attended USC on a full four year scholarship funded by Swim With Mike.
In October of 2011, my nephew, Benjamin severed his spinal cord at the T – 5 level, rendering him paraplegic. Ben became a SWM recipient and now has graduated from college, thanks to Swim With Mike.
Who knew that Jay Moore’s decision to wear his SWM tee shirt to the gym on that Saturday morning would start the Ripple Effect that would help Brandon and Ben graduate from college? Swim With Mike truly changes lives in that it gives our recipients a new lease on life after the worst tragedy of their lives.
I am honored to be a part of this amazing scholarship and I invite you to contribute so that we can keep the Ripple Effect going!