This is a special shout-out for British brothers Nick and Alex Verron who are undertaking a sky dive this Saturday in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
Their mother, Sue Vincent, writes:
My sons are jumping for charity. Nick had decided the jump would make a nice birthday treat for his brother and paid the deposit, but raising money for a good cause was a major part of the whole thing. Nick, as some readers will know, is facing more than ‘just’ a skydive with this jump as he will be arriving at the airfield in his wheelchair to ‘eat another elephant’. When he was attacked, when things looked very bad, we had so much support from people across the world… many complete strangers back then… and in so many ways. The messages we still have and they still touch the heart every time they are read. It makes a huge difference when you are living through hellish circumstances to know people actually care.
To read a little more about the sky dive and what Nick and his family have been and continue to cope with, see the Facebook page.
In 2009, aged 25, I was stabbed through the brain and left for dead in an alley, in a profound coma.
I suffered extensive brain damage and underwent major brain surgery. They did not think I could survive.
I was initially paralysed down the right side from the damage. I am now unable to walk and get around in a wheelchair. My sight is severely reduced, double and bounces.
And I am going to jump out of an aeroplane to raise funds and awareness for the Make a Wish Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children facing life threatening conditions.
My younger brother has been with me every step of the way. It seems only right that he should be with me in this.. so Alex and I will be jumping together.
We have never jumped before.
Please help us make a difference… and help me say a small thank you for all the help I have been given in the past five years.
Please sponsor us now!
Donating through http://www.doitforcharity.com/nickv is simple.
My charity will receive your money quickly and easily and if you are a UK taxpayer an extra 25% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
Many thanks for your support,
Nick and Alex Verron
Reach for the Sky, lads! We’ll be thinking of you.
Take care and keep laughing!