Bradwell student's skydive plunge
A BRADWELL student is used to conquering hurdles in her life and now she is planning to plunge 12,000ft in aid of a children's hospice.Natasha Storey, 20, of Sparrow Close, has already had to undergo a heart and lung transplant as well as battling the cancer Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma during her young life, and now she is going to take on a tandem skydive in aid of Quidenham Hospice.
A BRADWELL student is used to conquering hurdles in her life and now she is planning to plunge 12,000ft in aid of a children's hospice.
Natasha Storey, 20, of Sparrow Close, has already had to undergo a heart and lung transplant as well as battling the cancer Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma during her young life, and now she is going to take on a tandem skydive in aid of Quidenham Hospice.
The East Norfolk Sixth Form College student is hoping to raise �500 for the children's hospice which provides care for children with life-threatening conditions and complex healthcare needs.
“I am excited but nervous about the prospect of doing the skydive. I will probably say I am not going to do it on the day, but I know I will,” Natasha said.
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The keen fan of Finnish rockers The Rasmus had the double transplant in July 2005 following a number of appeals for a donor.
In November 2004 doctors gave her only seven months to live from
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her heart condition restrictive cardiomyopathy, which prevents the heart filling with blood, and pulmonary hypertension which causes shortness of breath and dizziness.
The tandem skydive is set to take place at Old Buckenham airfield on September 19 and will involve her falling at a speed of 120mph for 40 seconds.
She will be following in the footsteps of her sister Samantha Cory, 28 who has also raised money for the hospice from a sponsored run.
“When we handed over the money to the hospice, we got talking to the hospice's fundraising officer who said there was a sky diving day and I had not done any fundraising before and I thought it would be a good cause,” Natasha said.