AMERICAN CANCER SURVIVOR SWIMS RIVER SHANNON AND SUPPORTS CCF
Who is Dean Hall?
Dean Hall, the only person to have swum the entire length 184 miles of the Willamette River, is at it again. He is not satisfied with holding the title of only one record-setting swim. He is dedicated to setting another record and fulfilling the seemingly impossible dream of going to Ireland and becoming the first person to swim the entire length of the River Shannon.
The River Shannon is the British Isle’s longest river and is very much in length and character like the Willamette.
Dean Hall is living the Never Ever Give Up Motto:
When Hall completed his historic swim in 2014, he was battling two forms of cancer, leukemia and lymphoma. Merely weeks after setting the Willamette river record doctors were stunned when they found the leukemia was gone.
Hall plans to swim the River Shannon as a way to continue to prove to the cancer patients around the world that you don’t have to give up your dreams or your drive simply because you have received a diagnosis.
Dean will also be raising money for the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Ireland during this 20-stage swim which starts on June 5th at the northernmost tip of Loch Allen (the first swimmable portion of the Shannon) and finishes on June 27th at Bishops Quay in Limerick (where the river officially ends and becomes a sea estuary). Hall will be swimming what is considered by Ironman triathletes as 2-3 marathon distances a day to complete this 150-mile swim.
At age 57, he believes that cancer recovery and life are much like marathon swimming. They are only restricted by the limitations we impose upon them.
Hall reports the key to his success is in accepting as fact that everything is a miracle. “During every swim, each day, and every single moment in life we experience many miracles. All we have to do is make the commitment to open our eyes and see them all around us. There are so many that we can’t count them all. We are virtually swimming in miracles.”
To follow Dean Hall’s journey on the River Shannon his blog can be found at “Swimming In Miracles” on Facebook or at his website www.swimminginmiracles.com
You can donate to support Childhood Cancer Foundation in honour of Dean's swim here: https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11365475_dean-hall-s-fundraising-page.html
Thanks to all who are supporting Dean along the way.
****DEAN COMPLETED HIS SWIM BECOMING THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO SWIM THE LENGTH OF THE RIVER SHANNON. WELL DONE AND THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION