SUMMERSIDE - A Canadian forces member, will be swimming 30 km across the Northumberland Straight from New Brunswick to P.E.I. and back again on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Jeremy Davidson will be swimming in honour of his father and in recognition of the Neil
Squire Society’s 30th Anniversary and the supportive work that they have done for his father.
Davidson’s father, Daniel, was diagnosed with a severe form of arthritis in 2010. His debilitating state changed his lifestyle from weekly mini-biathlons to relying on a cane to walk.
Forced to leave his career because of the chronic pain, he became frustrated with the inability to work, and felt confined by unsuccessful modern medicine.
Davidson recommended that his father try a different approach and discovered the Neil Squire Society.
After learning about the programs at the Neil Squire Society, Davidson’s father enrolled in the Neil Squire Society’s Employ-Ability Program; a program which helps individuals with disabilities re-enter the workforce through education and assistive technologies
The Neil Squire Society provided Davidson’s father with the right help and motivation to get him on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Jeremy has decided to dedicate his swim to raise funds for the Neil Squire Society and bring awareness to what they have done for his father.
“Neil Squire Society and my dad are doing their part, and now it’s time for me to do mine,” he said. I hope that people will come to realize the great work that the people at Neil Squire Society are doing for people like my dad, and the incredible changes they create in people’s lives.”
Davidson hopes that this will be the first year of many in which he can swim in honour of his father and the Neil Squire Society
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