Sara defies ill health for daredevil skydive

By Naumaan Farooq | 13/08/2010 0 comments

Sara defies ill health for daredevil skydive

A YOUNG mum took a giant leap for charity after battling a string of health problems.

Sara Dickens (27) threw herself out of a plane at 13,000-ft after deciding to raise money for charity after suffering a miscarriage earlier this year.

And it came just seven months after she was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and had six feet of her bowel removed at Rotherham General Hospital.

Sara said that her experiences had inspired her to help others and she her sponsored parachute jump raised £500 for Baby LifeLine.

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“When you go through something like that, it really makes you think a bit more and consider other people,” she said.

Sara, who has a 21-month-old daughter, Ella, described her skydive at Langer airfield near Nottingham as “amazing.”

But she admitted: “I didn’t sleep the night before. At first I was terrified because I had never done anything like it before. It was such a surreal feeling. I didn’t dare to look down.

Sara said that she had enjoyed her experience so much that she was thinking of giving it another go.

“You could say that I'm a bit hooked,” she said. “I would definitely do it again, it was just that feeling that I got when I was up there. I think I’ve turned into a bit of an adrenaline junkie.”

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