Well, today is a pretty lousy day so I thought I’d recall a very exciting moment for me. Back on 10/10/10, I jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet! It was unbelievable! It was so freeing. For 5 minutes, my Ataxia had no bearing. Being my first time, I had it videotaped (I have since jumped 4 more times.) That video is up in YouTube where you can watch it if you want: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry84b2FVPcM
I want people with Ataxia to know that they should look into this if they’re at all interested. A few e-mails and phone calls and I found a place that could accommodate my disability. My instructor helped me through the whole process. He helped me to the plane, helped with the landing, and he helped me walk after it was all done (my ‘land legs’ were far away!) It was amazing!!!