A brain tumour patient whose mum has also been diagnosed with the disease reached new heights with her fundraising when she took to the skies to help find a cure.
After seven weeks of radiotherapy, 12 months of chemotherapy and years of clear scans, Abrica was fully discharged in 2012.
Last November, Abrica was dealt a devastating blow when her mum, Jacqueline Blowers, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM). Jacqueline is currently undergoing treatment for the disease.
Inspired by her mum, Abrica braved a skydive from around 12,000ft which included around 40 seconds of freefalling. Her high-flying fundraising has reached more than £4,000.
During her jump, Abrica experienced a rare weather phenomenon known as cloud iridescence or rainbow cloud. She said: “When I looked it up afterwards, I learned that it’s a symbol of hope and positivity which seemed apt considering I was jumping for Mum.”
Having had “such a great experience” Abrica now hopes to do another skydive. She added: “Now I want to do all I can to help raise awareness of this disease and the lack of investment in research. I was hoping to get over the £1,000 mark so I’m very happy with what I’ve raised.”
To support Abrica’s fundraising, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/skydivingabrica-bennett.