I volunteered my services for a very special few Navy SEALs. They do a swim every year that challenges them to swim several miles across a lake just outside of Charlote, NC. They do it as a fundraiser for Wounded Warriors and Operation Restored Warrior. Approximately 22 veterans and service professionals commit suicide daily as a result of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and CRS (Combat Related Stress.) That number is higher than the number of SEALs that are lost in combat! Their swimming in any weather has been a sucess for the last few years as a way to help those service men and women in need. Those SEALs needed some treatment after a full day of swimming too! It's a small way to say thank you for all their service and for continuing to bring awareness to the hardships of military service.
Pictured: Dr. McNeily and Rich Graham, Navy SEAL
If you want to learn more or donate to their wonderful cause, check out their website here: www.lknsealswim.org/