My friend, Jean Hornewer, was diagnosed with ALS a couple years ago. She has been a friend of my mom's for 50 years, meeting once a month since then at their "Chick's Club".
I also swim for Jay Smith, the brother of a former co-worker, afflicted with this disease.
And, I swim for Rod Keedwell, a former colleague, who fought bravely but lost his battle.
It is for Jean, Jay and Rod that I swim.