A man with Parkinson’s disease will pass on oars through the Indian Ocean
This June, four people are going to swim across the oars of the Indian Ocean. They do this, firstly, in order to break the world record, and secondly – to draw public attention to early Parkinson’s disease and raise money for the corresponding fund. One of the four, 46-year-old Robin Butter (Robin Buttery) was diagnosed with ” Parkinson’s disease“Two years ago, shortly before his 44th birthday. With this disease, physical exercises are useful – they somewhat weaken external manifestations (tremor, spasms, problems with walking), but for some reason they do not help to reduce internal ones. Robin, along with the rest of the crew, plans to find out if long-term loads will help with his illness: men will row without stop, changing every two hours. They will come from Eastern Australia, and the final destination for them will be Mauritius.