Welcome to Fred’s Skydive MS! This year will be my sixth time skydiving and my third jump to raise money for the National MS Society. I plan to do it every year in June around the time of Walk MS. (Due to the Covid-19 virus, last year's jump had to be postponed to September.) My tagline is "I can't walk, but I can fly!" I decided to do it during the summer of 2018 at a time when I was bed-bound for nearly 6 months recovering from a bad pressure sore. I know, Gross! I guess I wanted to burst out of my confinement in a big way.
I do my jumps at Skydive at Cross Keys in Williamstown, NJ. They have become partners in making this a special event. In 2020 my jump was covered by the Burlington County Times and Fox 29! I will reach out to them again.
I was planning to jump June 16 but instead I spent the 16th through the 21st in the hospital receiving treatment for a UTI. I also had a problem with my Intrathecal Baclofen pump which stopped working and I had to have it surgically replaced. Make no mistake about it, I will do my jump in the near future. I hope to increase my fundraising, particularly through social media. Anyone want to jump with me? The good news is you don't have to jump to support the cause. For me, skydiving is fun, exciting, thrilling and just a tiny bit scary! More than anything though it's a way I can help raise money to help people like me who are struggling with this devastating disease. Thank you for your support, and like I said, you're welcome to jump with me or just come out to the airport. I'll publicize my jump date once it is decided.