Welcome to Fred’s Skydive MS! This year will be my fourth time skydiving and my second jump to raise money for the National MS Society. I plan to do it every year in May around the time of Walk MS. (Due to the Covid-19 virus, this 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.
As May approached I reached out to Skydive at Cross Keys in Williamstown, NJ and asked if they would waive the jump fee if I got media coverage. They immediately agreed and promoted the event on their blog. My jump was covered by the Burlington County Times and Fox 29!
I'm getting a late start this year, but nonetheless plan 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 on Tuesday. (Weather permitting)