We are so thrilled and grateful that Lauren undertook this great leap of faith jumping out of a plane to support us. Not only is Lauren scared of flying she is also scared of heights, so she really did challenge herself. Please read Lauren’s emotional journey.
I decided to do my skydive for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, as I suffered my own ectopic pregnancy 3 years ago. My left Fallopian tube had ruptured, and I had 2 litres of blood in my abdomen. I was rushed to theatre, but it was too late to save my tube and it was removed. I’m a theatre nurse myself, so I knew the full process of what was happening.
I know many many women who have lost babies and been through some awful times. This is just my way of thanking the charity for their support, the staff (my amazing work colleagues) and everyone that helped in my recovery. I hate hate hate flying and heights, so I really wanted to test myself.
Most importantly it’s dedicated to my miracle baby boy Toby, who is now a year old. Don’t ever give up.
I have raised nearly £700 so far…and the donations are still coming in fast!
I felt weirdly elated, rather than nervous just before! It was a bit surreal being in a tiny plane and the only woman between 6 men!
When my feet were hanging out of the plane I just said O MY GOD! To the instructor…then we jumped. It was absolutely incredible and a completely indescribable feeling. Every single second was worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
If you feel inspired to tackle a challenge at the same time as raising funds and awareness please do take a look at our fundraising section.