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leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 12, 2010, 5:56 PM
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In September 2008 I suffered a broken back leaving me permanently paralysed from the waist down. For the 2 year anniversary of this tragic accident I have arranged to do a skydive for the Spinal Research Charity. All money donated here goes directly to the charity.

I hope to raise money for this charity as I want to help others in a similar situation to mine. With more resources an effective treatment will be found to 'cure' paralysis. This is not for my benefit as it is too late for me, this is for those who are new injuries. Let's try and make paralysis history!

Where can I go to pimp my cause out and raise more sponsorship money?
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pookieland  (Student)

Jul 12, 2010, 7:09 PM
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Hey there, I am Pookie. Read some of my past post and see if I can help... LATER


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 12, 2010, 9:08 PM
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Love the fact you'll wear shoes like that regardless of your physical situation. Smile

Best of luck with your charity skydive. Just let us know what the details are, I'll send something. Cool


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 13, 2010, 3:16 AM
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http://www.justgiving.com/paraprincess xx thank you I will look now :-D

http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/news.php?nid=12969238-1210 also been published x money will go to charity


dgskydive  (C 25738)

Jul 13, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Sexy shoes.

Good luck with your jump. Write a press release.


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 13, 2010, 12:23 PM
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How and who do I send it to? xxxx


dgskydive  (C 25738)

Jul 13, 2010, 2:41 PM
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ummmmm...the press. lol

I bet if you send it to all the tv stations in your your area someone will pick up the story. Maybe send one to the USPA and the BPA? Skydive the Mag? BlueSkies Mag.


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 13, 2010, 4:32 PM
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LOL Thanks babe, I'm a girl I know nothing ha xx done a magazine article which sadly focused on my past even after I repeatedly stressed I wanted this to be about the dive and my struggle since the accident, media heh xx


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 14, 2010, 6:32 AM
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OK contacted local radio stations too as well as papers and mags :-D


gimpboogie

Jul 14, 2010, 8:36 AM
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In September 2008 I ....

Where can I go to pimp my cause out and raise more sponsorship money?

great plans, idea and hope it works better then previous tries.

i love the concept, and thought others would also-thus 2 yrs in a row, i publized on the web, via the charity itself, (through their fundraising 'campaigns' i.e. "walk for ms" -I changed it to "JUMP FOR..")

BOTTOM LINE,
NO ONE CANE, OR GAVE A PENNY
After the shock wore off,
I felt like that was just UnsureCrazy,
that out of all of that, not ONE PERSON, actually donated anything.

i couldnt help but be Frown

that all who jump with me, and say they are friends,
offer smiles, hugs, high fives, fck U fingers with smiles as I exit the planes before them-

are (were?) a part of my "friends" and acquintances
here at the DZ,
in the greater skydiving community,

OR in the community of the individuals that i was raising $ WITH.

like you, im paralyzed (check out my journey to learn to skydive, as a paralyzed woman-in this forum),
and thought that others who'd donate to the 'cause' of funding for a cure to my condition,
would be interested in having me jump

not only tandem as i used to,
but a solo jump (the 2nd yr I tried-this year)
as well.

so, I TRULY WISH for you, and for the REASON that this jump is for-IS LOOKED AT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH BY EVERYONE to DONATE, and think of what you'd like IF THIS WERE YOU?
Mad damn it sometimes makes me mad when i think of it in those terms, and think, how could a person not want to give something? to try to help create a potential future cure, or assistance to make it better in some degree-what ever it is,
paralysis,
ALS (these are my issues)
there are those with MS here,
heart conditions, people worrying about jumping after, with these...

they ARE REAL THINGS THAT ANYONE CAN HAVE HAPPEN ANY MOMENT,
...

Sorry-
im so hoping that this willl raise itself off the ground (literally and figuratively), and become a immense country wide campaign
for when i'm dying i will like to know, that it had happened,
someone was able to turn a fundrasing campaign for spinal cord research, or what ever 'situation' they are facing, through a skydivng event.

its time.
we as skydivers,
get on board and support this stuff.

leahcaprice-I WILL GIVE to your campaign-just tell me how, and when, and where, and its there.

as for WHERE?
IF you could get to some place like ZHILLS i think its worth it.
for the fact that you CAN have VERY EXPERIENCED staff with your spinal cord inury needs, as well as it is a huge enough place that in the winters its 'hopping' with folks,

if you can find a way to get the media involved, across your country,
then i can see this becoming an annual large scale event.

but starting with a 'paraplegic friendly' dropzone,/facility, which is fairly large and populated by various folks coming and going,
is a great place to find for doing it.

THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS.Smile
it makes me feel so good inside to read of your aspiration.
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leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 14, 2010, 2:34 PM
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Wow that was an essay hehe :-D I see where you're coming from and I'd sponsor a friend but not a stranger but many strangers HAVE sponsored me which is amazing :-D

My just giving page is http://www.justgiving.com/paraprincess


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 15, 2010, 4:18 AM
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I am supposed to be having a radio interview in a bit and phots for a publication, will tell you all later who for xx I can't remember lol xx


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 15, 2010, 7:37 AM
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I will be in the Echo on Sat or Mon and it will be on http://walesonline.co.uk and Snog Marry Avoid have contacted me pmsl xx


packing_jarrett  (D License)

Jul 15, 2010, 9:58 PM
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In reply to:
This is not for my benefit as it is too late for me, this is for those who are new injuries.

I'm going to say fuck that! they better figure some shit out for me (us) too.


gimpboogie

Jul 19, 2010, 2:13 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
This is not for my benefit as it is too late for me, this is for those who are new injuries.

I'm going to say fuck that! they better figure some shit out for me (us) too.

well put.


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 19, 2010, 4:08 AM
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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/07/19/skydive-raises-cash-for-spinal-cord-research-91466-26879797/


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 21, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Am on skintwo site today xx NSFW


turtlespeed

Jul 22, 2010, 8:32 PM
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Clickified it for you. Good luck.


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 23, 2010, 5:49 AM
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Click it all baby :-D

http://www.justgiving.com/paraprincess


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 23, 2010, 10:03 AM
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In reply to:

Clicky Smile


leahcaprice  (Student)

Jul 23, 2010, 3:25 PM
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Glad I got you here to help me, I'm sure I banged my head in my accident hah xx


leahcaprice  (Student)

Aug 12, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Due to a military operation at Cirencester my Skydive is now on the 3rd October xx


steveorino  (D 26782)

Aug 13, 2010, 4:18 PM
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Congrats on living life to the fullest. Call the local TV and newspaper. They like human interest stories and they will put refer to a website about your attempt as well.

I fixed your photo for you.
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leahcaprice  (Student)

Aug 15, 2010, 11:44 AM
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Thanks babe for doing that :-D


leahcaprice  (Student)

Sep 21, 2010, 6:59 AM
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12 days to go!


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