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£560raised of £500 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £560 to Help Kerry Yonushonsis fulfil her dream of swimming the English Channel after the flooding in the USA destroyed all her possessions and home

    Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017

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    Houston Flood-English Channel Swim - Message from Kerry

    ***Swimmers I need help***


    Answering the question many have asked-

    In the midst or all our stress and losing everything the past 36 hours, I have made up my mind on the English Channel solo in Sept. My husband was really supportive in helping make this decision... and plus we have already paid for it all....soo.. I leave in 11 days.

    I will go ahead with my scheduled attempt of the EC.

    -I have no pool to train in for a few weeks

    -I have lost some vital longer swims.

    -I actually don't even have any gear for my EC is all lost in the flood.

    I will have to dig deep into that reserve of grit, to even attempt it at this deeper than a Texas oil well, deep. I might fail. I might not make it....and that is OK. I will TRY, and take it one stroke at a time....feed to feed. Isn't that what we ask our kids with dyslexia to do, take a risk and not be afraid to fail? Isn't this what open water swimming is about...The irony and joy of working WITH mother nature to attempt it, instead of this current situation is not at all lost on me.

    I am one to rarely ask for personal help, but I am calling out to my open water community. I need help gathering gear...I have none, it is all sunken in the bayou that is now my house I have just:

    -one suit

    -1 googgles

    - 1 cap

    We have already secured many of the swim items that Kerry needs. Any money raised will go to the bits that need to be purchased or to help towards Kerry rebuilding her life.

    We****Any extra will be donated to future EC open water swimmers



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      • Anonymous


        Sep 3, 2017


      • John Batchelder

        John Batchelder

        Sep 3, 2017


      • Amanda Regan

        Amanda Regan

        Sep 3, 2017

        Have fun!


      • Mary Iacono

        Mary Iacono

        Sep 3, 2017

        You can do it Kerry!


      • Rebecca Goodson

        Rebecca Goodson

        Sep 2, 2017

        Wishing you every bit of luck for your EC swim. We're all behind you and will be with you every stroke!

      • Anonymous


        Sep 2, 2017


      • Elizabeth Back

        Elizabeth Back

        Sep 2, 2017

        I am just beginning to make my arrangements for the lifelong dream of swimming the EC and already there are obstacles- always are when you go big. Bring that Texas grit every stroke of the way!


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