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Jumping For Joy – Q-Tease Jen Is Going Skydiving For Make-A-Wish

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When I first applied to work at Q103, I had to fill out a questionnaire, one of which asked if I had only 24 hours to live, what would I do? I replied with “Skydive.” Never did I think that nearly two years later I would get such an opportunity and for such a good cause nonetheless! On August 25, I will be jumping out of a plane for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

I actually volunteered to do this, as the person who was originally going to had a prior commitment. I saw the chance, grabbed it and ran with it. Despite my family and friends initially saying “you’re crazy Jen” and “you’re going to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” they have come around to accept it and even my mom now thinks that it’s “pretty cool.” Now I could psyche myself out by looking at videos of skydiving fails and reading up on all the things that may or may not happen while airborne, but I decided not to do that to myself. Why worry when I have no control? Instead, I am embracing the experience whole-heartedly and as I prepare, I get more and more excited each day. My mind says I’m a bit crazy for doing this, but my heart says otherwise.

Throughout my 24 years of life so far I have been blessed with amazing people, experiences and support. I have lost a few friends to life-threatening diseases and if it wasn’t for Make-A-Wish they would never have even had a chance, and I am so thankful that I get to take part in this. If my donations help just one child than it is all worth it. I hope to raise a good amount of money for this wonderful cause so that kids in the present and future can have their dreams come true just as my crazy dream of jumping out of a plane came true. Please donate to the cause!

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