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Skydive to raise cash for Epilepsy Society

A WOMAN plans to complete her recovery from brain surgery by jumping out of a plane at 13,000ft to raise money for charity.

A WOMAN plans to complete her recovery from brain surgery by jumping out of a plane at 13,000ft to raise money for charity.

Jasmine Smith, 21, of Denham Green Close, Denham, used to suffer badly from epilepsy but underwent surgery in July last year to combat the problem.

Since being diagnosed with the illness in 2009, she has organised several fundraising events, including a family fun day entitled Jasmine Day in August last year.

She is now to take on a skydive to raise money for the Epilepsy Society.

Jasmine said: “This will be my first skydive so I’m looking forward to the thrill of what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“I know what it’s like to have epilepsy, but thanks to my brain surgery I have not had a seizure for 11 months.

“I know how important the Epilepsy Society was to me when I was first diagnosed, so now I want to raise money and awareness to help people living in this country with the condition.”

Jasmine will be joined for the skydive at a centre in Oxford on Sunday, May 20 by her mother Ruth and cousin Dean, but the whole family is  helping her get the sponsorship money she needs. She is aiming to raise about £1,000.

The cash will be put towards a new research centre at the Epilepsy Society’s base in Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, with the aim of finding new treatments for epilepsy and ways of preventing the illness.

? If you would like to sponsor Jasmine for her skydive, go to www.justgiving.com/Epilepsyskydive.

 

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