I love stories like this! Philippe Croizon lost all four limbs 15 years ago. While recovering in the hospital he decided to swim the English channel.
Two years ago he could not swim two lengths of a standard swimming pool. But he trained hard swimming up to 30 hours per week! Watch this video which shows Philippe's preparations:
Philippe is a cool guy. When he is not swimming like a fish, he is jumping out of airplanes and he is writing books. Why does he do it?
After his accident, he decided he had two choices. To live or to die. He decided to live for himself and his family, including his two children Gregory and Jeremy. What better reason is there than that? As the father of an amazing 1 year old, I can't think of a better reason.
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