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Two Brussels women to swim across Strait of Gibraltar
Two Brussels women, Laura and Caroline, are planning to swim from Gibraltar to Morocco next year in June, reports Bruzz. With the action Swim4Chris, their goal is to collect €40,000 in order to provide a new prosthetic leg for a young Congolese man named Christian.
Caroline (pictured, left) first met Christian while working for a humanitarian organisation in the DR Congo. "He told me how he lost his leg in a rebel attack in his village. He's been walking around for more than 15 years with an archaic prosthetic leg that causes him a lot of pain,” she explains in La Capitale.
Together with Laura, whom she met in a swimming club after her return to Belgium, Caroline decided to raise the money necessary to buy a new prosthetic leg for Christian by launching Swim4Chris.
They aim to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in the first week of June 2018.