Yanchep family skydives in motor neurone disease fundraiser

Lisa, Gary and Cleo (17) Gregory of Yanchep are looking forward to the skydiving event. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d497925
Lisa, Gary and Cleo (17) Gregory of Yanchep are looking forward to the skydiving event. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d497925

A YANCHEP family will throw themselves out of a plane next month to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA.

Lisa Gregory, who has motor neurone disease (MND), will take part in the charity’s annual skydive in March with her husband Gary, daughter Cleo and 24 other people to raise money to support people living with the condition.

“I have so much to be thankful for, I am one of the lucky ones – my progression with MND has been much slower than the average,” Mrs Gregory said.

“I was diagnosed with MND 11 years ago and I have been able to do so much.

“MNDAWA have been there for me and my family and this is my small, but amazing way of saying thank you.

“I am so grateful to my beautiful family and to have them jumping with me is very special.”

The third annual Dive for Dollars fundraiser will be on March 7 and 8 over Rottnest Island.

Organisers hope to raise $60,000 to support people with the degenerative neurological condition, which affects a person’s ability to walk, talk and ultimately breathe.

The average life expectancy of someone living with motor neurone disease is 27 months after diagnosis but many die sooner.

To support the Gregory family’s fundraiser, visit divefordollarsrottnest2020.everydayhero.com/au/leap-for-life.

Cleo (17), Gary and Lisa Gregory of Yanchep with their dog Rosie (7) and MNDAWA fundraising and events manager Sarah Wiley. Picture: David Baylis

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