Jaw-drop­ping swim ahead

SARA Po­mare is about to swim with the sharks.

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page - Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d483433

SARA Po­mare is pre­par­ing to take the plunge and face her fear this week.

The 32-year-old from Kal­la­roo will snorkel with the sharks at AQWA to raise money for HeartKids as part of Su­per Boss Day tomorrow.

Ms Po­mare said she was “very ex­cited and priv­i­leged” to be part of the fundrais­ing cam­paign that en­cour­ages peo­ple to dress up as a su­per hero for the day to sup­port Aus­tralian kids and their fam­i­lies af­fected by con­gen­i­tal and child­hood heart dis­ease.

“Ex­cept I will be trad­ing in your nor­mal su­per­hero cos­tume for a su­per­hero wet­suit cos­tume as I have been given a chal­lenge to snorkel with sharks and raise $3000 for HeartKids,” the mum-of-two said.

“This cam­paign is very close to my heart as I was born with con­gen­i­tal heart dis­ease and at the age of 16 months, I un­der­went open heart surgery to re­pair sev­eral de­fects.

“Surgery went well and I grew up liv­ing a healthy child­hood.

“But when I was 24 and 27, I suf­fered from heart fail­ure in­duced by preg­nancy; the overload was just too much for my heart.

“I am very blessed to be here to­day with a clean bill of health and with two beau­ti­ful sons, so now it’s my time to give back to an amaz­ing foun­da­tion.”

Ms Po­mare said while she was ex­cited for the chal­lenge, she was also “ex­tremely ner­vous”. To do­nate, go to bit.ly/2l0AjAj.

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