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Just Breathe Marine

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I have severe COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.) My lung function currently ranges between 18% and 20%.

24 years ago I ran into a room to close a Chlorine Gas cylinder that had been inadvertently opened. I did this so that the children in a play area could be timeously evacuated from the creche, which thankfully happened without any harm to any child.

At that time, being super fit, my intention was to hold my breathe for the duration of time it would take me to run into the room, close the cylinder and get out. Unfortunately I could not hold my breath long enough and as a result my lungs got burnt by the chlorine gas.

About 8 years ago, I started feeling breathless without much effort... within two years I had been diagnosed with severe COPD and have had many months in hospital, beem medically boarded as I couldn't work any more, and was on oxygen 24/7.

I urgently needed a Bi- lateral lung transplant, but due to being so inactive and on so much medication,  I was too over weight to be listed for a transplant.

I have worked very hard to do the impossible like the River mile swim while on oxygen to raise awareness for Organ donors, I have pushed my body to the limit and lost 32 kg. I want to now raise funds to go onto Discovery Health medical aid as they do approve Bi Lateral lung transplants.

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Donations

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "All the Way Brother" - Stuart Wragg

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "All the Way Brother" - Stuart Wragg

  • Sep 28, 2018 - R 10 282.00
  • "I ran the Sydney Marathon a few weeks ago and got very generous support from my friends in Sydney who have huge hearts!!" - BrentLabu and the very generous people of Sydney.

  • Aug 23, 2018 - R 1 416.77
  • "Best wishes!" - Gordie

  • Aug 10, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Peter, you are an inspiration to the rest of us Marine Vets. Taking your destiny into your own hands! wishing you strength and vasbyt!" - TPI

  • Aug 02, 2018 - USD $ 24.60
  • "Good luck!" - KiarĂ¡n

  • Aug 02, 2018 - R 10 000.00
  • "Keep on breathing All the Way Peter" - Brent Julian Andrew Vallance

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "All the Way Brother" - Stuart Wragg

  • Jul 29, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "Hey Bud, here's looking at ya, man! Get sorted and we carry on with the mission!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 24, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are inspirational." - Alan liddle

  • Jul 23, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Peter, you are an outstanding example of how veterans can beat their circumstances. From a retired Navy Captain to a Marine, the order is 'Just Breathe'. In your own time, Carry On" - Podge Harrison

  • Jul 22, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All the Way Brother" - Stuart Wragg

  • Jul 22, 2018 - USD $ 105.47
  • "You can do this. " - Monica Nagel

  • Jul 21, 2018 - R 1 057.85
  • "What you doing for others is a great thing fella. Respect " - SD

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good work Peter! Lets see the Marine brothers come together here!" - TPI

  • Jul 19, 2018 - USD $ 39.65
  • "Brave Man - your achievements have been spectacular and your selflessness is inspiring. Wish Lewis Pugh would consider swimming with you..." - Anonymous

  • Jul 10, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Hi Peter, you are showing us how to be brave no matter what. I wish you well on your journey and thank you for also helping others along the way." - Nina

  • Jul 10, 2018 - USD $ 94.19
  • "Well done Peter, we are all so proud of you. "Kindness you invest in others, will make it's way back to you.."" - Madelaine Strydom Harmse

  • Jul 09, 2018 - USD $ 78.16
  • "From our hearts to yours dear friend ??" - Karen

  • Jun 28, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Saw you swim the Sundays River Mile. Respect brother." - Anonymous

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I have worked very hard to do the impossible like the River Mile Swim while on oxygen to raise awareness for Organ donors, I have pushed my body to the limit and lost 32 kg. I want to now raise funds to go onto Discovery Health medical aid as they do approve Bi Lateral Lung Transplants.