Multiple Sclerosis sufferer from Chatteris to skydive for charity
PUBLISHED: 09:46 31 August 2011
A MULTIPLE sclerosis (MS) sufferer will jump out of a plane at 13,000 feet on Saturday to raise money for the MS Society.
Helen Mortlock has already raised more than £350 for the society which has helped her since she was diagnosed in 2006 and is hoping for good weather so she can complete her second jump.
She will jump for a second time with North London Skydiving at Wimblington after her first seven years ago and is looking forward to a completely different experience.
“I will be filled with adrenaline. To fall at four G is just exhilerating and to jump for a cause so close to me just makes it more exciting,” she said.
“Even my two children Zach and Macy have donated a pound each to help me reach my goal of £500.
“Zach, 5, and Macy will have balloons and t-shirts to meet me when I land which will make me feel even more proud.”
Mrs Mortlock suffered a mini stroke around Macy’s second birthday in April. She said: “I had just had a friend round when I went outside and I lost my voice and was unable to move my arms.
“MS is a progressve illness with no known cure and no real knowing what comes with it. I’m not going to let it stop me keep going.
“When you are first diagnosed the first thing you do is go on the internet to find out more. My doctor told me to go to the MS Society website which has a forum, updates on treatments, research and developments.”
All the money raised will go to the MS charity with her husband Simon, an electronics technician, raising £200 at his work. Mrs Mortlock’s Just Giving page has raised a further £120.
To donate some money to the MS society go to www.justgiving.com/HelenMortlock