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.) Due to personal health reasons, this year's jump was also delayed. 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. My doctor advised me to take 6 weeks to recover before jumping. Then in September I spent another 5 days in the hospital due to UTI. Sheesh! I hope to increase my fundraising, particularly through social media. 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. Hopefully next year I will be able to do my jump in June.