This year for our 25th anniversary team Clare/Oma will be swimming in honor of a very special person. His
name is Calum Murray and he turned three years old last November 2016. Right before Christmas, his Mom
and Dad had a sinking feeling that something was just not right with Calum. The day after Christmas his
mother took him for blood work and, within hours, Calum was sent to the emergency room at the Maria Ferari
Children's hospital where shortly after they received his official diagnosis of B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic
Calum was transferred to Memorial Sloane Kettering where he immediately began an aggressive treatment to
fight his cancer. In early February Calum was given the news he achieved remission. Following three years of
treatment we have every reason to believe he will be cured of Leukemia.
Calum has shown us how much courage and strength is possible in a three year old. Every Friday he posts a
"Happy Friday Everyone” video on Instagram to make sure "we" all know he is doing well. He is an amazing
person who teaches us all how to fight and persevere.
He is blessed to have wonderful and caring parents, Caitlin and Mike, who have provided a lifetime of love and
compassion. His little sister Faye also gives Calum the spirit to fight every day. We swim today to honor Calum
and know in our hearts he will be swimming with us someday soon, cured and healthy!
You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America, PO Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!