10,000ft ‘breathtaking’ skydive

Thursday, 20 July 2017

10,000ft ‘breathtaking’ skydive thumbnailRebecca jumping 10,000ft out of a plane for Parkinsons UK.

A YOUNG Limavady student has leapt from the sky to raise money and awareness for a charity close to her heart. In April, Rebecca Rainey took the brave jump out of a plane at Wild Geese Diving centre in Garvagh raising an amazing £3200 in aid of Parkinsons UK.
Rebecca's grandfather Arthur was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 2002, moving her to do something to show her support for the condition.
There are three main symptoms of Parkinsons; involuntary shaking or particular body parts (tremors), slow movement, stiff and inflexible muscles. All of these symptoms her grandfather Arthur experiences on a daily basis.
A first year Queens University student, studying to be a midwife, Rebecca said doing a skydive was always top of her bucket list.
She said: "I've always wanted to do a skydive, I thought a skydive would be a great way to raise money, and rightly so, raising £3200 for Parkinsons.
“It does affect your whole life and it does lead you to change your lifestyle significantly. I personally think for family, it's an awful condition to see your family member suffer from, especially watching them deteriorate so quickly."


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