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Join Troy Mayers as he swims his ice off with his sidekick Shonee Cornelissen

Join Troy Mayers as he swims his ice off with his sidekick Shonee Cornelissen

Personal message

Troy

My name is Troy Mayers and I am a recovered addict who has been clean for fourteen years. May is a significant month for me as it was on the 6th of May 2007 that I made the decision to put down all forms of drugs, alcohol, and mind-altering substances and chose to live a life of sobriety. I really love to take on challenges and push myself to the limit. 

I am proud to say that I have completed seven Robben Island crossings, including a Three Anchor Bay and double Robben Island crossing. I also undertook an ice mile in 1.7-degree water temperature which was extremely tough and saw me coming close to death as well as an 18km swim from Durban to Umhlanga in shark-infested waters.

I continue to push myself and look forward to taking part in this year's #245 Challenge for the Rohan Bloom Foundation where I will attempt a 24,5 km swim in Langebaan on the 24th of May in honour of Rohan Blooms birthday.

The aim of the #245 Challenge is to push yourself or challenge yourself beyond your comfort zone, and that is exactly what this swim will be -  a grueling 8-hour swim in 13-15 degree water. 

This will be my second fundraiser for the Rohan Bloom Foundation and I hope that you will support this amazing initiative and donate towards my BackaBuddy campaign and help me raise funds for the Foundation.

Shonee

I am Shonee Cornelissen and I am originally from Port Elizabeth. I have been living in Cape Town for the last seventeen years and am a mom of two. For the past two years, I have been an open water swimmer and began this passion by completing the Cape Mile.

I realized that this was what I really enjoyed and continued to swim in a few 2.5km events. I then completed my first Robben Island Crossing and then I moved onto a few 12km Langebaan swims with the most recent being an 18km swim.

My passion and interest lie in helping those with neurological conditions and spending time outdoors. I am very excited to be joining Troy in this #245 Challenge when we will swim 24,5km in Langebaan in honour of Rohan Harry Ross Bloom. I hope you will all support our fundraising efforts when we push ourselves to the limit.

 

 

Donations

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "So inspired by how people can change lives through sport. Well done Troy and Shonee - super impressive effort!" - Delilah

  • Jun 03, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done on an outstanding and personal best Shonee - we are all so proud of you." - Lizette Cornelissen

  • May 28, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "Great swim for a great cause" - Shoneé Cornelissen

  • May 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You guys are phenomenal" - Lindsay de Kock

  • May 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Good Luck Troy

    " - Terri Lunt

  • May 25, 2021 - USD $ 107.71
  • "lunatic" - glen banham

  • May 25, 2021 - R 900.00
  • "

    Go you legend, Troyka

    " - Uri

  • May 25, 2021 - R 180.00
  • "Troy and Shonee you are no sidekick to anyone - you guys are inspirational " - Nadine Pincus

  • May 25, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Such a tough swim. Hang in for 6 hours and then you know you’ve got this! Proud of the two of you! " - Terry

  • May 25, 2021 - USD $ 14.32
  • "The 6th May my birthday will always have a new meaning- good luck beast " - Tony

  • May 24, 2021 - R 180.00
  • "All the best . " - Karen Jankelow

  • May 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go Troy. Well done guys for all the good work !! " - Stefan Brozin

  • May 24, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Troy - great cause swim safe and go well !! " - Michael Shapiro

  • May 24, 2021 - USD $ 60.00
  • "Good luck guys - you continue to inspire me !!! Absolute heroes. Dig deep" - Lindi M

  • May 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck Troy" - Carmel

  • May 23, 2021 - R 1 800.00
  • "You are a champion and an inspiration" - Richard Lurie

  • May 23, 2021 - R 180.00
  • "Troy and Shonee- best of luck for your swim." - Nicole Plett Nathan

  • May 23, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Go for viking" - Jason

  • May 23, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "Will be thinking of you my friend xx" - Jax Uria

  • May 23, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "Go Troy and Shonee. In memory of my boys Dylan and Dean Walt, who both loved to swim." - Belinda Kotton

  • May 23, 2021 - USD $ 14.33
  • "You’ve got this Legend" - Russel Rubin

  • May 23, 2021 - R 180.00
  • "Best of luck Troy " - Jodi Bloch

  • May 23, 2021 - USD $ 12.90
  • "You got this dude! " - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2021 - R 360.00
  • "Go smash it Troy! " - Mike Gewer

  • May 23, 2021 - USD $ 71.66
  • "Ex alto vincumus!" - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2021 - R 360.00
  • "Good luck Troy you legend!!" - Brad Rosmarin

  • May 23, 2021 - USD $ 25.80
  • "Good luck guys. " - Craig Nerwich

  • May 23, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "All the best!" - Emilia Bisogno

  • May 22, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "In memory of my sister Helen who fought cancer so hard too" - Anne Wilson

  • May 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Best of luck Troy and Shoneé! " - Mariesa Nock

  • May 21, 2021 - USD $ 85.76
  • "Good Luck Troy " - Rowan Swartz

  • May 21, 2021 - R 450.00
  • "Glide like a king cobra." - Clinton Fein

  • May 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Thank you

    " - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2021 - USD $ 106.34
  • "Amazing cause! All the best for an amazing swim " - Stevan and Elana Melmed

  • May 21, 2021 - USD $ 141.79
  • "Swim well boetie , good luck " - Adam

  • May 20, 2021 - USD $ 70.90
  • "Best wishes and good luck - you sound like a great guy! " - Michael & Di Schreiber

  • May 20, 2021 - R 360.00
  • "Smash it !!!" - Galit Fluxman

  • May 20, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "Thank you Clive for sponsoring my massage fee to the Foundation" - Clive Baatjies

  • May 20, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Tough swim, tougher swimmers and an awesome cause!" - Leigh de Necker

  • May 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go Tboy!! " - Jodi

  • May 19, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "You got this Troy " - Howard Feinberg

  • May 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck!! What you are doing is amazing! You are a real Champion!" - Craig Mandim

  • May 18, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "For all the kids!!!" - Tarryn

  • May 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "All the best Shonee! I love that you've using your love for open water swimming to make a difference in so many ways. " - Phatho

  • May 15, 2021 - USD $ 141.50
  • "Go Troy" - Dion

  • May 15, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "Good luck!! Special swim! " - Adine

  • May 13, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "Troy and Shonee, thank you both for taking on the #245 Forever 14 swim. It is truly an honour to be a part of this incredible swim and fundraiser. " - Jo-Ann Joffe

  • May 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Great cause guys, respect. Good luck for the swim!" - Erin Fine

  • May 07, 2021 - R 245.00
  • "Good luck! Will be rooting for you the whole way. " - Ariella Levin

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The Rohan Bloom Foundation

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The Rohan Bloom Foundation is building the First Specialized Paediatric Palliative Care In-Patient Hospice in the Western Cape.
We will offer pain relief, dignity and appropriate care for the child in a place of comfort whilst also offering the entire immediate family with the emotional and psychological support they desperately need.

The Rohan Bloom Foundation was formed after Rohan died at the age of 14 from a very rare form of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma.