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02/07/2010 21:30:17
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Hello Jayne, I finally did the parachute jump on 5th June. It was an amazing experience, I have created a page on my website with a couple of still photo's and a link to a video of the free-fall. You can see the page here: http://www.stroke-survivors.co.uk/parachute.aspx. I raised around £740 in total for Different Strokes which was a bit of a result as I got to do something I've always wanted to do and at the same time raise money for charity!! I hope all is well with you and Gavin. Take care, John D'Arcy
14/05/2010 19:09:11
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Posts 31
Hi Jayne, I have now had confirmation from the Parachute company, I will be jumping in Salisbury on 3 rd June.

Take care,

John
05/05/2010 17:42:00
Guest Hi Jayne and thank you, if you would like to sponsor me for the jump you can do so through this link on my website:
http://www.stroke-survivors.co.uk/donate.aspx
It will go into my Paypal account and I can add it to the £500 I have already collected. To enable Different Strokes to claim gift aid they need all sponsors to put their address on the sponsorship form. For obvious reasons please do not include your address if you reply to this post. If you go to the contact page on the website: http://www.stroke-survivors.co.uk/contact.aspx you can put your address in the form and submit it, the form gets sent to my personal email address so nobody but me will see it. I will of course totally understand if you don't want to do this.
Thank you once again, John
04/05/2010 21:35:33
Guest Hi John

Do you still have the online sponsorship link available? I take my hat off to you, my abseil of 150ft was frightening enough!!
I think it is very important to let people know what happens along the way after a younger person suffers a stroke. Not only is it extremely hard for the individual who has suffered the stroke to accept and cope, it is also hard for the closest people to them. Especially for those who try to continue to work, look after the children, organise everything and attend all appointments.
To be honest I never considered myself as important when Gavin had the stroke, it was about him. I felt he needed me to be strong, supportive and totally reliable.
Everything has been turned on it's head and our whole life has changed.
It's has gone from Gavin organising the finances, appointments and so forth to me being told I was required to act as his appointee. Ensure all appointments are made and take him to them. Organising our diary as well as go to work 5 days a week.
If it was required, I would do more. He is my absolute world. It pains me seeing him beat himself up.
It's important to me that other wives/girlfriends/carers know that others are also living the same.

Take care John.

And thank you for your kind words.

Jayne
04/05/2010 18:38:42
Guest Hi Jayne, I've booked the parachute jump for the weekend of 15th-16th May. I'm still waiting for the parachute company to confirm it will be on this date. I'm definitely jumping, I'm just not certain of the date yet.
P.S. I see you are using my web forum lots. I'm glad because my original intention when setting up the website and forum was to allow stroke sufferers and their family/friends to help each other. Keep using it and enjoying it.

Take care
John D'Arcy
03/05/2010 21:37:25
gavin and jayne
Posts 14
Good evening John,

Do you have a date of when the parachute will be?

Regards. Jayne
12/03/2010 21:33:00
admin
Posts 31
I am planning a 10,000 feet free fall parachute jump in aid of "Different Strokes" (a UK charity for younger stroke survivors), I would like to get some idea of how many of you would be willing to sponsor me for this. If you would consider sponsoring me for this event could you please reply to this message? If I get enough sponsors then you can send sponsorship via my website at the following link: http://www.stroke-survivors.co.uk/donate.aspx.
Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks, John D'Arcy.
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