One Boy's Record-Breaking Swim to Raise Money for Hurricane Victims

Aired on 04/25/2006 | CC tv-pg
Nine-year-old Johnny Wilson had a dream: He wanted to swim the 1.4 miles across the frigid, choppy, shark-infested bay from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco, making him the youngest person to manage the feat.

After two years of endurance training and a few months of conditioning himself to the freezing temperatures he would face, he was ready—but his motivation wasn't merely to attain personal glory. Here, Johnny explains how he found an extremely worthy charity that he could help along the way.