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Mel’s Jump

Posted by Adam Lang on 15th August 2018

I first came across Mother Jumpers on Facebook a few months before the jump was to take place.

It immediately caught my eye as a great way to do something adventurous that I’d always wanted to do while helping those in need at the same time.

I did some more research into Support For Mums and knew that this was an organisation IJump 2 image  wanted to help. I luckily had no issues with my pregnancy or birth and have very supportive family and friends, but I can understand how difficult it would be to go through this experience alone.

Coming across Mother Jumpers quite late, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get enough donations in the short space of time before the skydive was to take place. I needn’t have worried, as family, friends, colleagues, local businesses and patients at the hospital I work at were very generous in their donations. I quickly surpassed my target and was overwhelmed with the support I received.

As the day got closer, I became more and more excited about the skydive. My kids were excited too, although at 2 and 4 I don’t think they really understood what crazy feat mum was going to do!

The day of the jump was grey and I hoped that it wouldn’t be cancelled. My husband and Jump 2 image atwo children took me to the drop zone and we’re going to be waiting for me to land.

It was seriously one of the best things I have ever done! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to jump out of the plane. Everyone in the group was excited, if a little nervous, and it was nice to have a couple of other Mother Jumpers in our plane load.

The free fall was amazing and it was such an adrenaline rush. Once the parachute was up, I could appreciate the gorgeous view above St Kilda and just how high up I’d been when I jumped.

My husband and the kids were down below when I landed and were almost as excited as I was. I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face for the whole day. Even now when I think about it or look at photos or the DVD, I get a great big smile on my face.

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone to do this skydive. It was a wonderful experience for me personally and a great way to help Support For Mums in a unique way.