A brave and kind hearted Peterborough resident is conquering her fear of heights to support a friend.
Mo Arnott, 21, decided to challenge herself to the sky dive when her friend, Kim Broadbent, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
“I’ve pushed my fears to one side because every day Kim faces the fear of waking up not knowing if she will be able to physically support herself. Compared to that my fear is nothing.
Mo and Kim met whilst working at Eagle Wood Neurological Care Centre and have been firm friends since.
Mo added “When Kim told me she had MS I had no idea what it was and assumed it could be simply treated with medication from her doctor but boy was I wrong! So I decided to do the jump, firstly to raise awareness of MS and secondly to raise funds to try and find a possible cure.”
“Kim is an inspiration to me and our colleagues. Whilst the rest of us are complaining and moaning, Kim is cracking on with her tasks with a smile on her face like many others who also have MS.”
Mo has set herself a target of £1000 which she will give to the MS Society. Mo’s skydive will take place on Saturday 1st August.
MS is a long-lasting disease that can affect your brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves in your eyes. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions. The effects are often different for everyone who has the disease.
Since 1956, the MS Society has invested over £148 million of today’s money into the research of finding a cure.