As many people may be aware from one of my previous posts, my father was suffering from terminal cancer. Sadly, he recently passed away.
It has taken me a while to be able to stomach writing about it here on my blog.
My father was a paratrooper in his youth and when he retired he continued to jump for recreation. He was still skydiving at 71 years old.
When he found out he had terminal cancer, one of his goals was to attain some sort of skydiving license at 300 jumps. He trudged through the pain and sickness with an insanely positive outlook in an attempt to achieve his goal. So much so, that he attracted the attention of local papers, a radio station and was even videoed as an encouraging example for patients suffering from cancer.
He passed away 4 jumps short of reaching his goal.
To this end, myself and 3 other members of my family have agreed to do the last jumps for him.
It should come as no surprise that I have chosen Hospis Care for cancer patients as my chosen charity to collect for. They were the people who looked after my father in his final weeks and I saw first hand the marvellous work they do.
You can sponsor me for this jump at any of the events at which I am showing face over the next month. The sponsor forms and details are brought with me to every event Kabunza or I attend.
Alternatively, you can donate online at: https://www.justgiving.com/Aemilia-Hawk
I have already been asked if the jump will be filmed and I plan to pay the extra to make it happen. Hopefully the jump I do for my Dad will be up on Youtube not long after completion.
Let me thank everyone in advance who plan on donating. It is an incredibly worthy charity.
The date for the jump is the 19th August 2015. Weather permitting.
Wish me luck.