Sara Lynch our Hero!

$32,660 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 287 people in 10 months
As some of you may remember, when I swam the English Channel in a single crossing in 2013 I barely made it out alive. This time, just to make it a little harder, I'll be attempting something that's never been done before; a double crossing of the channel in the freezing temperatures of June. From 22-29 June 2017 I will be swimming for a beautiful and courageous young lady fighting a life threatening blood cancer.

At the age of 10 Sara Lynch was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Battling this disease has seen Sara face intense chemotherapy and 16 visits to the operating theatre for 13 Lumber Punctures, 6 Bone Marrow tests and the insertion, maintenance and removal of a port-a-cath.

Sara hasn't been on this journey alone however and has had her family by her side every step of the way. Once the initial shock of learning of Sara's illness had passed, her father, Matt, said "the tears eventually stopped and it was time to roll up the sleeves and fight the cancer together as a family."





After learning of her diagnosis in May 2015, Matt, Sara's mother and brother moved from Armidale to Sydney, living between Ronald McDonald House and the kids' cancer wards. After an initial five-month stay, the Lynch's returned a short time later for another two and a half months, all part of Sara's two-year treatment plan.

The Lynch's have made many sacrifices throughout Sara's journey and endured unimaginable pressures, facing financial, psychological, welfare and life challenges which have required great strength and support.

I want this swim to recognise the incredible spirit and bravery Sara and her family showed in fighting her cancer and for the money raised to be a reward for a very special girl, who should never have had to experience the extreme physical and mental toll of cancer.
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Guys can't thank you enough the generosity so far has been amazing. Please if you can pass this site on to anyone who may be interested Sara and her family are truly inspirational people. Your support is making swimming in the cold a little easier.
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As some of you may remember, when I swam the English Channel in a single crossing in 2013 I barely made it out alive. This time, just to make it a little harder, I'll be attempting something that's never been done before; a double crossing of the channel in the freezing temperatures of June. From 22-29 June 2017 I will be swimming for a beautiful and courageous young lady fighting a life threatening blood cancer.

At the age of 10 Sara Lynch was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Battling this disease has seen Sara face intense chemotherapy and 16 visits to the operating theatre for 13 Lumber Punctures, 6 Bone Marrow tests and the insertion, maintenance and removal of a port-a-cath.

Sara hasn't been on this journey alone however and has had her family by her side every step of the way. Once the initial shock of learning of Sara's illness had passed, her father, Matt, said "the tears eventually stopped and it was time to roll up the sleeves and fight the cancer together as a family."

After learning of her diagnosis in May 2015, Matt, Sara's mother and brother moved from Armidale to Sydney, living between Ronald McDonald House and the kids' cancer wards. After an initial five-month stay, the Lynch's returned a short time later for another two and a half months, all part of Sara's two-year treatment plan.

The Lynch's have made many sacrifices throughout Sara's journey and endured unimaginable pressures, facing financial, psychological, welfare and life challenges which have required great strength and support.

I want this swim to recognise the incredible spirit and bravery Sara and her family showed in fighting her cancer and for the money raised to be a reward for a very special girl, who should never have had to experience the extreme physical and mental toll of cancer.
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$32,660 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 287 people in 10 months
Created April 18, 2017
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PB
$500
Peggy Brooker
7 months ago

What a swim Tom! A fantastic job for a wonderful girl.

KS
$30
Kerry Sellings
7 months ago

Well done Tom

$30
Anonymous
7 months ago
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
GS
$50
Glenda Seeto
7 months ago

Well done Tom, what a swim! And what a heart! You should be so proud of yourself x

MG
$400
M & M Gleeson
7 months ago

Repeated amazing effort Tom for a great young girl! Great to catch up with Mum and Tim recently.

HG
$50
Holly Griffith
7 months ago

To the man with the biggest heart. You set the example for us all.

TL
$100
Trent and Emma Lund
7 months ago

Tom - you are such an inspiration . We are in awe of your determination, commitment and drive. Huge congratulations.

PK
$10
paddy kelly
7 months ago

absolute legend well done x

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