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Honu Para Relay Team

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Congratulations to our first ever Paralympic Relay team to successfully cross the English Channel. The 6 person relay landed in Audressells shortly after 7.30pm this evening completing their swim in an amazing time of 14h 56mins (unratified). They are swimming the Channel to create awareness of the everyday challenges a person with a disability faces. For those of you who haven't read the background to the team, here is some information:

The team consists of
Moises Fuentes (Colombia) a 2 time Paralympic Medallist with a Gold in the World Champs, Canada, 2013
Amber Thomas (Canadian) a 2 time paralympian medallist who lost her sight in 2003
Enrique Guerrero (Mexico), a youth Para-Pan American Games in Columbia 2009. Amputated below the right knee
Guillermo Marro (Argentina), a 3 time paralympic medallist, born with mobility dysfunction
Pedro Rangel Hans (Mexico), 3 time paralympic Medallist with a Gold in the World Champs, SA 2006. Double leg amputee
Scott Patteson (Canada, 4 time paralympian in 3 different sports. Double leg amputee.

If you like to see their video, donate or just know more about them go to their webpage:

https://www.pursu.it/pursuit/campaign/55