Neil and Sara Tow, the former local couple who’ve trained for the past year to make an epic swim across Lake Michigan, made a heroic effort (covering 40 miles), but unfortunately, fell about 10 miles short. During the final leg, not only were they ravaged by dehydration and a general deterioration of their medical condition, but strong lake currents threw them so much off course that they couldn’t continue.

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The Tows believe, however, that their swim has drawn national attention to perinatal depression, a condition that can affect both men and women and has. in fact, plagued both Jeff and his wife, Sara, after the birth of each of their children.