Global Swimarathon raises money for polio eradication

Roger Graves and Paul Wilson, event coordinators.

Roger Graves and Paul Wilson, event coordinators.

By Paul Wilson, a member of the Rotary Club of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, and Rotary Global Swimarathon event coordinator

The Rotary moment that changed my world was watching 14-year-old Moin Junnedi, India’s youngest national Paralympian, completing his swim in last year’s Rotary Global Swimarathon. Junnedi suffers from a severe brittle bones condition which has meant he’s suffered with over 200 fractures during his young life. Just a day or two before this swim, he suffered four fractures, but was so determined to take part. It was pure inspiration, as this video shows. Continue reading