I'm thinking the lounge has been clouded over by depression and that's really not something I remember back in the day. So, I've got on my happy little rainbow sunshine horse and decided that... That I got up way too early for college and I have lots of hours to kill before my english language lesson... so I'm going to tell you a story. Seem interested.
A couple of months ago my aunty came down to give us all Christmas presents and was talking about her job, she's an optician. A little twelve year old that comes in regularly had just been diagnosed with a disease called retinitis pigmentosa. It's a disease which would mean that, by the age of 30, you will lose your vision completely. My aunty had grew a little fond of this child and didn't like telling the mother the news. There is medication that can delay total blindness for about ten or so years, and she wanted to improve it.
With her list of contacts she was able to set up a skydive that she was participating in with a bunch of her friends and her boyfriend. It was quite costly, it's £400 to go skydiving. She made her jump a few days ago and raised over £3500 herself alone, and that was by putting a bucket by the reception of the optician, I don't know how much the others raised but it seemed to be a hell of a lot.
She said it was like being momentarily lost, you didn't feel any forces on your body but you could flap your arms and everything, she said it was an unbelievable experience. When she was dangling out of the plane though she said that she was asbolutely bricking it, but apparently it's nothing like a rollercoaster.
So, she's donated all of her money to a retinitis pigmentosa research charity.
I've always wanted to go skydiving but the cost, eep, I might just scratch that off my list of things to do in life, but I'm up for anything. Plus, apparently I had to "study" and enrol in college and whatnot.
So, everyone, cheers for my aunty?