Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pushing Your Limits

In May of this year Ben Lecomte will attempt a feat of enduring passion, swimming across the Pacific Ocean. Why would anyone in their mind even consider such a dangerous endeavor?

Ben is credited with being the first to swim across the Atlantic. He did so to raise money for cancer research honoring his Dad who passed away with colon cancer.

Now his purpose is to give strength to others to endure whatever our life maybe handing to us. Times today are tough and many are suffering from loss of income leading to loss of jobs and loss of our homes, loss of self-respect and dignity. Ben wants all of us to understand that we can endure through any pain and suffering we might be going through.




His swim across the largest ocean on the earth will begin in Tokyo and end in San Francisco. According to Wikipedia: The Pacific Ocean "covers about 46% of the Earth's water surface and about one-third of its total surface area, making it larger than all of the Earth's land area combined." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ocean

When you watch this Youtube video of Ben please consider Liking it and leaving a comment. Thank you.


If Ben is willing to do this for all of us surely we can endure and make it through whatever life hands us.

Please keep Ben in your thoughts and prayers.

Elaine

Other resources:
1.  http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/03/16/142166/texas-man-aims-to-swim-across.html

2.  http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Benoit_Lecomte

3. Added on 3-19 Keep up with Ben's journey on Facebook at 
https://www.facebook.com/TheLongestSwim

2 comments:

LReeves said...

What a wonderful article! Thank you Elaine for supporting the Longest Swim! Go BEN GO!

Elaine Bullin said...

Appreciate you Laura taking the time to drop by and leave a comment. After I followed the information you posted on Facebook I couldn't do anything else but support Ben in his journey across the Pacific.