MS didn't stop me jumping from a plane at 10,000ft!
Jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet knowing I had beat MS for the past 11 years was an absolute highlight of 2015! I was diagnosed with MS in 2004 - the year I turned eighteen. A month after my birthday, I woke up and couldn’t use or feel the left side of my body. I didn’t know anything about MS, or if I would recover, but with great determination I was back on my feet after a few months. Since then I have been fortunate to only have sensory symptoms.
How I deal with MS
MS is normal to me. I manage it by sleeping when I need to, missing a night out on the weekend if it has been a busy working week, always taking my medication and eating a healthy balanced diet. I do have bad days and they are a horrible reality check as I’m reminded of what could happen. But I don’t live life thinking about MS or worrying about the future. I’m currently living in Doha, Qatar and working as a teacher, which I love!
I feel very lucky to be healthy and able to work full time - so I want to support those who need more help. There are so many different types of medication available for people with relapsing remitting MS, which is such a relief to me. I’d like the money I’ve raised to help find something for people with progressive MS.
The big event!
I was super excited before, during and after the jump and didn’t even have any butterflies. I’d never done anything like it before and I’m so proud of myself.
I raised over £1,000, thanks to the generous people who kindly donated and provided me with such love, support and encouragement. I get so much satisfaction knowing that the money raised is going towards such a good cause and one that’s so important to me.