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Nohner completes swimming goal in Big Birch Lake

posted August 22, 2007 @ 4:47 AM  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Note: This is a follow-up to Emily's 9-miler published August 17, 2007

~By Herman J. Lensing

Emily Nohner came from Washington, D.C. to Big Birch Lake just to take a swim.

Well it was more than just the swimming, it was to help out the friend of a friend. Nohner, 22, the daughter of Kevin and Mary Nohner, swam between nine and 10 miles in Big Birch Lake Saturday, Aug. 4 to bring a bit of attention to the need for research on cerebral palsy.

A graduate of the University of Dayton, Ohio, with a major in political science and a minor in International Studies, Emily Nohner became interested in cerebral palsy when she found out that Maddison Duncan, the nephew of a former professor, has cerebral palsy.

She had often heard of people who ran or walked in a marathon for a specific cause, but was not that interested in walking. She did, however, like to swim.

Read on at the Melrose Beacon

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