Showing posts with label William Ellis Round Jersey circumnavigation swim Amaze Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William Ellis Round Jersey circumnavigation swim Amaze Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. Show all posts

Monday, September 4, 2023

Daddy Is Amazing! William Ellis Rounds Jersey

William Ellis, the co-founder and host of An Open Water Swimmer's Podcast, completed a 65 km Round Jersey solo circumnavigation swim in 9 hours 52 minutes. His September 2nd swim was the eighth fastest time in history.

Ellis explains the motivation for his swim, "Our son Odie has a rare genetic syndrome called Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. Since diagnosis, we have found ourselves dealing with a rollercoaster of emotions and logistical hoops to jump through in what is a new norm for us all. There is so much involved in having a child with differences including a lot of communication, paperwork and applications for assistance.

We have, and are still, receiving a huge amount of help from a charity called Amaze.

Amaze help families who have children with disabilities, both emotionally and giving information, advice and support to families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) children. We could not have navigated this journey so far without their help and most importantly compassion. All  of the staff have children with disabilities so can truly understand and empathize how we are processing and learning this new unknown.

I would love to be able to give back to these “AMAZE”ing  people who have helped us beyond expectation and made us feel welcomed and supported in a time which is so alien and disorientating. 

When you’re cast into an unknown all you need is an anchor or a glimmer of hope, this charity provides that beyond expectation.  Please give anything, nothing is too small

To donate to his charity swim and add to his 114 supporters to date, visit here.

The KAATSU user recalled, "It was a wonderful swim - all helped by KAATSU. I love the bands, which were instrumental in my recovery. They’ve helped enormously."

To listen to Ellis interviewing dozens of open water swimmers, tune into An Open Water Swimmer's Podcast here.

To learn more about Ellis, listen to his Marathon Swim Story here with Shannon House.

Amaze ( helps families with disabled children and young people tackle issues such as poverty, school exclusion, social isolation, physical and mental ill-health and poor housing by providing high quality and impartial information, advice and support.

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