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We present David Tripiana and his solidarity challenge in favor of the Respiralia Foundation: swim across the 40 km of the Menorca Channel without neoprene, linking this island with the eastern part of Mallorca.
Our friend and ambassador David Tripiana has proposed to give visibility to Cystic Fibrosis and raise funds so that the Respiralia Foundation can continue offering treatments to children and young people with Cystic Fibrosis.
Preparation for the solidarity challenge
He has been training for months for this tough challenge, doing long swimming and gym sessions. Meanwhile, he is sharing experiences through his Instagram profile so that you can follow his evolution, his feelings and expectations with this new challenge.
Who is David Tripiana?
David Tripiana is a 39 year old Gavanense who took to the water to swim and compete at the early age of 6 years. Lover of the Sea, sport, good people and solidarity causes. He has swum 28 tests of 10km in open water, has crossed the Cabrera Channel and its 25km (island of Cabrera to Platja de Sa Rapita).
Respiralia, a great emotional reinforcement
When he was about to leave long distance swimming due to adverse circumstances in his life, he came across Respiralia. His participation in the Tour of Formentera swimming against Cystic Fibrosis was an incentive, a breath of fresh air and renewed to continue swimming and helping with enthusiasm.
How can you help?
This challenge is a solidarity one. David wants to raise funds for the project “Education equals Health in Cystic Fibrosis” of the Respiralia Foundation. Donations can be made through the Verse application, through the Bizum application (Code 00292, provided that your bank has the donation option) or by bank transfer to the account number of the Respiralia Foundation in Caixabank: ES60 2100 0207 5202 0031 6916, with the concept “Reto Menorca”. In addition, we remind you that, for each donation, Hacienda returns 80%. For this, it is necessary to send an email with the receipt and tax data to make the donation official with Hacienda.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic, serious and degenerative disease that to date has no cure.
It mainly affects the respiratory, digestive, reproductive and sweat glands.
Currently, more than 2,000 mutations are known to cause the disease.
Statistics show that 1 in 5,000 people in Spain has Cystic Fibrosis (1 in 6,400 in the Balearic Islands) and 1 in 35 people is a carrier of a gene that causes the disease.
In the Balearic Islands there are 73 known diagnosed cases, but statistics speak of between 85 and 90 possible cases.
The awareness project of the Respiralia Foundation aims to raise awareness of this disease in order to discover those cases of people who have Cystic Fibrosis but have not yet been diagnosed.