Swimming with sharks part of doctor’s orders
Townsville Bulletin | March 1, 2011 | By Ryan Matheson
SHARING the water with more than five species of sharks isn’t about to stop brave youngster Byron Holman from enjoying one of his favourite pastimes.
The seven-year-old is set to come face-to-face with more than 50 sharks during a daring dive at Sea World on the Gold Coast as part of the Shark Bait Kids program tomorrow.
Young Byron has spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic condition which causes a weak respiratory system and progressive muscle degeneration.
The Oonoonba State School student is easily thrown off balance, restricting his ability to run freely like other kids his age.
He takes part in two hydrotherapy lessons each week providing muscle growth and respiratory benefits.
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