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Smiling sun Paul takes a jump at 12,000 feet!

JJ member Paul from the UK has more courage than most! He jumped out of a plane to help raise funds for the MS Society!

29-year-old Paul tells us why he did it...

Paul gives the thumbs up before the jump

"I was diagnosed with relapsing/remitting MS in May 1997.

"Since 2000 I've been on betaferon 1b. For the past 3 years I've had very few problems, although my balance tends play up and sometimes I have vision troubles and walking difficulties.

"In 2002 I experienced my worst bout of symptoms so far. Everything from my chest to my feet was numb, I had hardly any use of my left arm and hand, and I had bladder and bowel troubles, along with depression. This relapse kept me off work for around 6 months yet I'm now back at work full-time. My employer employed me knowing I have MS and has been understanding where my illness is concerned.

"Now I'm back to about 98% health with minor problems still ongoing from the relapse.

"Feeling the best that I have for a few years now I decided to do something that I've wanted to do for a long time: a skydive parachute jump.

"Doing the jump for the MS Society killed two birds with one stone, you could say. The jump itself was out of this world. I enjoyed it so much that I want to do another one!

"It's hard to describe jumping from a plane at 12,000 feet, freefalling to around 5,000 feet when the parachute opened and floating back to ground. Fantastic!"

Paul jumped from the plane at 12,000 feet

Paul enjoyed the dive so much he'd do it again!

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