DUNCRAIG paramedic Crystal Body is abseiling down a 220m-high building this weekend to help burns victims.
The St John Ambulance worker is taking part in the Central Park Plunge, where she will descend the side of Perth’s tallest building to raise money for the Fiona Wood Foundation.
Ms Body has raised more than $1600 and said it was a cause close to her heart.
“I first heard about Fiona Wood when my childhood friend was seriously burnt working on a farm,” she said.
“He unfortunately passed away from significant burns to his body, but the ongoing treatment Professor Wood was able to provide for him was unbelievable and always stuck with me.”
She has also seen the impact of burns in her job.
“Burns, whether they are scald injuries or those suffered in fires, can be extremely devastating – people are impacted both mentally and physically by these injuries,” she said.
“If it wasn’t for Prof Wood and her team we wouldn’t have the amazing products, knowledge and skills we have at hand if someone is burnt.
“We want to raise money so that Prof Wood and her team can continue to do research to support the ongoing medical interventions.”
To donate, visit bit.ly/2eXjsvv.