• Jason Bailey is jumping for his Brother, along with his Cousin David Greasby
“I would like to say a big big thank you to the Neurocare team, they are amazing! My brother Mick had a burst aneurism on 15th December 2015. The surgeons told me to expect the worst and that he would die by 4.30pm that day. If it wasn’t for the Neurocare team I wouldn’t be writing this .There is a long road ahead but Mick is getting stronger day by day and as a thank you we are fundraising for the intensive care ward to help towards new equipment”
• 23 year old Jack Mitchell is jumping because “Neurocare help save my life”
A new years slip on an icy pavement in 2010 left Jack needing an 8 hour emergency operation at The Royal Hallamshire with three weeks of intensive care.
Jack says, “I survived thanks to this great little charity and the work they do. Despite being left severely disabled, reliant on my electric wheelchair and with limited speech I’m determined to give something back to the charity to help save me and give me a future.”
Dawn Andrew our only brave lady takes to the sky
• Dawn will be jumping in memory of her dad who sadly passed away this Easter
Dawn says “Neurocare is a charity very close to my family’s (and dad’s) heart; they removed a massive brain tumour from my sister and saved her life.”
We are all thinking of you Dawn, you are very brave and going to have the most brilliant time.
• James Redfern is jumping for Sister Rachel after she spent time as a patient on L1
In July 2014 Rachel was a patient on L1 after finding out she had an infection in her Brain. Since then Rachel has had to work very hard to learn ever the most basic skill over again. She was told by doctors that she had a 50/50 chance of getting past this and coming out the other side. Rachel said that, ‘It’s changed my outlook on life and I value each and every day’.
James is fulfilling a lifelong dream to skydive and believed there was no better charity to raise money for.
• 24 year old, Martin Malia, traumatic brain injury survivor sky diving for Neurocare charity
Martin Malia’s life turned upside down after a night out in 2010. He was involved in an accident which left him having to adapt his life to living with a brain injury.
“There is no denying that life with a TBI is different, I am in constant battle with myself and I have had to teach myself to find new ways of living a meaningful life. This experience can be overwhelming, confusing and frustrating and I am still accepting the realities of my injury.
My daughter has given me the push to move forward and I want to make her proud. That is why I decided to do something meaningful and start volunteering, before I knew it I had signed myself up to a sky dive. Raising money for charities is something that stands out to me as a future goal, it almost feels like i am giving something back as a thank you.
Neurocare is an amazing charity and I am proud to be part of the team, the opportunity to sky dive is not only going to raise money, it is a massive progression in my rehabilitation and continuing development.
Although every day is a struggle I am more than my disability, I am Martin.”
To donate: https://www.justgiving.com/Martin-Malia