[nfbwatlk] WHOW!!! WHAT A THRIL...
k7uij at panix.com
Sun Sep 4 21:22:52 UTC 2011
Wow! Way to go, Kyle! Good for you!
Incidentally, that might make a great Monitor Miniature!
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Kyle Parrish
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 1:45 PM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: [nfbwatlk] WHOW!!! WHAT A THRIL...
ON AUGUST 24th I WAS ABLE TO DO SOMETHING I HAVE WANTED TO DO FOR MOST OF
MY LIFE. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO SKY DIVE BUT THE OPPORTUNITY OR THE MONEY
NEVER SEEMED TO BE THERE AT THE TIME.
THAT ALL CHANGED WHEN ONE OF THE VISION LOSS CENTER BOARD MEMBERS SENT ME
A EMAIL ABOUT A LOCAL FIRST TIME SKY DIVING EVENT COMING TO PORT ANGELES. I
WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY UNTIL I SAW THE PRICE AND ONCE AGAIN I WAS
OUT. I REPLIED TO DEB AND TOLD HER THAT I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS WITH
HER AND HER FRIENDS DO TO FINANCES, BUT THAT DID NOT STOP HER AND SHE
PROCEEDED TO TALK WITH THE VISION LOSS CENTER VOLUNTEERS AND THEY CHIPPED IN
TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. WHEN SHE TOLD ME WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE, I HAD AN
INCREDIBLE WARM FEELING COME OVER ME AND I WAS LOCKED INTO DOING IT. WHAT A
WONDERFUL GIFT TO RECEIVE.
A LOT OF DOUBTS AND FEARS STARTED TO CREEP INTO MY HEAD S THIS WAS A
UNKNOWN EXPERIENCE TO ME. BUT. I WAS DETERMINED TO GO THROUGH WITH IT.
CONTINUALLY THINKING ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN IN A FEW DAYS AND HOW I
WOULD HANDLE IT MADE FOR A LOT OF DOUBTS ABOUT MY LACK OF VISION.
THE DAY OF THE DIVE I WAS AT WORK THINKING ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN
THAT EVENING AND made it hard to think of anything else but how I could do
this without being able to see things like the edge of the plane Flore
leading to the exit and how was I to land...
all these fears were in my head and with the guidance of the dive partner
and friends it worked out perfectly and was the thrill of my
life to this point.
YES I WILL DO IT AGAIN AND THIS WAS THE EXPERIENCE I NEEDED TO GET CHARGED
UP AGAIN FOR LIFE AND TIT'S CONTINUING CHALLENGES.
I THANK ALL AT THE VISION LOSS CENTER FOR PROVIDING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ME
AND I AM
FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THERE SUPPORT.
LIFE GIVES US CHANCES AND WE NEED ONLY TAKE ADVANTAGE WHEN POSSIBLE...
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