Welcome to My Personal Page - Why I swim
In 2005, my grandfather, Craig was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. The doctor who removed his prostate claimed he “got it all” but he was wrong, and it spread to my grandpa's liver. It has been a rocky road with chemo treatments that took him to death’s door, and many, many expensive drugs costing thousands of dollars a month. While treatments and medications slowed the cancer, it did not stop it.
On June 26, 2021, my grandpa passed away. He was surrounded by family. When his family gathers, there is clearly someone missing as Craig was always larger than life. He will be missed but his memory will live forever with his family and loved ones.
My grandpa was my biggest fan. He never missed a swim meet, always cheering me on from the stands and always encouraging me to do my best.
This year I’ll also be swimming in honor of my Uncle Jim who lost his fight with cancer in June of this year.
This will be my forth open-water swim with SAA.
In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that. I am challenging myself by swimming in the Dallas Open Water Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer as I can.
Please support me by sponsoring my swim and making a gift. The money you give will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment and will make an impact in the fight to find a cure. Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!
You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to
Swim Across America Dallas, PO Box 822254, Dallas, TX 75382.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!