My name is Eli Ball, and I'm a long distance butterfly swimmer.
In 2018 I'm aiming to conquer the Rottnest Channel ... all butterfly ... all the way.
I'm swimming to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
The Leukaemia Foundation is a national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are all types of blood cancer and they can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. Another 35 Australians are diagnosed each and every day.
Recently, one of those 35 Australians was my 18 month old cousin.
I'm swimming for him, and the many like him, as he bravely battles this terrible disease.