For My Dad, Mario
My sweet father Mario Celii died in 2012 from a malignant brain tumor. He fought so hard but ultimately passed away in my home town of Downingtown, PA. Even though my father is no longer physically here, he lives on in my heart and mind. I want to dedicate my Swim Across America swim in his memory and try to raise money for cancer research such that one day, no one, young or old will ever die of brain cancer again.