Tonawanda News —
Since that fateful day, Farrell has trained nine years to compete at the highest level possible internationally.
With swimming being difficult and taxing on the body, he stays a head of the game, completing his cardio workouts in the morning and swimming at a fast pace in the evening.
"It is my first time doing this constantly for almost the whole summer," Farrell said. "I am confident that it will help me to improve my performances."
To help him reach his full potential of competing internationally for his country, a fundraiser will be held to help generate some of the funds necessarry for him to make the trip.
The fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Sikora Post. There will be a huge basket raffle, and a 50/50 raffle has already raised $300.
"Here I am," Farrell said. "A successful deaf swimmer that has acheived a lot throughout his career and about to accomplish his ultimate dream; to compete in a Deaflympic event, something that I will never ever forget."
Supporters who donate will be recognized by the media, recieving their name on a banner.