Julie Brown (n): Wavemaker OR a person dedicated to the fight against cancer by any means necessary. Including swimming using various strokes (some thoughtfully fabricated depending on waves and temperature!) in a body of water.
I swim so that anyone with cancer can forget that their cancer keeps coming back, threatening to steal the air from their lungs and stop their heart from beating. I swim to provide someone like Grace the opportunity to be extraordinary despite their cancer or any disability their cancer caused. I swim to give a child like Grace, or an adult, the chance to challenge themselves, to fight through the pain and discomfort and emerge on the other side stronger, tougher, and more resilient than the day before.
Most importantly, I’m swimming for a better future where someone like Grace Bunke has a chance to live!