Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cullen Jones

Cullen Jones swims for the US Olympic team. He also is working hard to promote swimming among African-Americans. He doesn't just think it is fun, he believes it can be a matter of life and death. In fact, Cullen almost drowned at age 6 at a waterpark. The lifeguards saved his life by doing CPR.

Statistics show that 60% of African-Americans can't swim. Also, African-American children ages 5-14 are three times as likely to drowned as white children in the same category.
I always appreciate those who use their gifts to benefit others and society. I take special interest in those who seek the well being of African-Americans.
Has anyone else been encouraged by the story of an Olympian?

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