We are proud to salute Susan Odom Midgett of Greensboro, North Carolina for her dedication to raising money for the Vilaj Espwa orphanage in Haiti by swimming in Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim on August 15th, 2009.
Susan's goal is to raise $100,000 for the orphanage, which houses 600 children and provides 3000 meals for the children and all locals who travel by foot or donkey to the facility.
Her devotion to a cause greater than herself should be recognized by all and is a reminder that we can use our passions, hopes and dreams to change the lives of people in need.
Susan's feat isn't going to be an easy one -- her first challenge is to raise the money and her second is to brave the icy, current heavy waters off off Alcatraz Island. And then there are the sharks...! Not to worry -- people participate in this event each year and there has yet to be a shark attack!! The most realistic battle is the one she will have within -- to push herself to keep moving forward and to believe in her abilities.
We salute you Susan for your vision -- and for using your love of swim to better the world!
For more information on Susan's quest go to: http://www.sosforhaiti.blogspot.com/
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- A C Walters Intercoastal Corporation