Over the years, Travis Suit has always tried to help different charities, but in November 2011 he found out his daughter, Piper, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
CF is a disease that can cause problems with the lungs and the pancreas, and for a child diagnosed with this disorder the average life expectance is less than 40 years of age.
That was why he decided to participate in The Crossing for a Cure, an event that will help to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research.
Suit is preparing to stand-up paddleboard from the clear tropical waters of the Bahamas back to South Florida.
The trip is approximately 90 miles across the open Atlantic Ocean, and runs through the Gulf Stream.