LeRoy Colombo. “World’s Greatest Lifeguard”. Early Life. Born December 23, 1905 in Galveston, Texas Age 7, spinal meningitis- left his legs paralyzed How did brothers, Cinto & Nick, help LeRoy? LeRoy regained all his strength. Education. Age 8, went to public school-frustrated there
“World’s Greatest Lifeguard”
left his legs paralyzed
(death of father)
Rematch (10 mile race), he beat Herbert again by 1 mile
They were the only ones to finish out of 6 entrants-why?
LeRoy was timed at 11 hours 30 minutes, beating Cinto by 31/2 hours
“In Memory of Leroy Colombo
Dec 23, 1905- July 12, 1974
A Deaf-Mute who risked his own life repeatedly to save more than a thousand lives from drowning in the waters surrounding Galveston Island.”
“Plaque dedicated Nov 1974 By the Noon Optimist Club and the City of Galveston Texas”
Can a Deaf Person Be a Good Lifeguard ????