Robin And The Giant Release Song About Father And Son Rescued At Sea

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Children's recording artists Robin And The Giant have written and recorded a song that tells the true story, in ballad form, of Walter Marino and his 12-year-old son Christopher, who spent an entire night treading water eight miles out at sea in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. The duo hope that the song will help raise awareness for the need to fund schools for autistic children so that those children may be better prepared as adults to live independent lives.

Children's recording artists Robin And The Giant have written and recorded a ballad that tells the true story of a father and son who miraculously survived overnight for over 12 hours treading water after riptides carried them approximately eight miles into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Smyrna Beach, Florida on Saturday, September 6th, 2008. The song is titled, "To Infinity: The Ballad Of Walter And Christopher."

The ordeal of the father and son had an impact on Robin And The Giant, who also host a morning news program on radio station WOCA in Ocala, Florida. The duo, known on-air by their real names of Robin MacBlane and Larry Whitler, had reported the story and then during their morning "chat" had elaborated on how the near tragedy with a happy ending had touched both of them.

The courage and determination of the father, Walter Marino, demonstrated pure unconditional love and, as children's recording artists, the story seemed to be a natural fit for the songs produced by Robin And The Giant to help promote love, happiness, understanding, and the importance of strong family bonds.

The 12-year-old son in the true story, Christopher, is an autistic child. As radio hosts and recording artists, Robin And The Giant have been involved in helping to raise awareness of the need for dedicated learning facilities for autistic children. One such facility in Ocala is New Horizon Academy. Whitler says, "We're hoping the story will reach a few more people through the song and that it will add to the long list of efforts being made to bring attention to the special needs of those living with autism." MacBlane adds, "The staff at New Horizon always are there for the children and their families and are in need of funding to keep the school going for the children."

To help out, Robin And The Giant have decided to make the download of "To Infinity" free and are encouraging those who download it to make a voluntary contribution to a school for autism they would like to support.

To download the song, go to and click on the "Music" link.

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