Skydiving is an empowering act, one that demonstrates physical, mental and spiritual fortitude. When you’re up in the sky, the world below seems like an inconsequential place, tiny and faraway. Such a place should never, ever get you down. Fate is not an absolute. If we put our minds to work, we can accomplish anything and overcome life’s many obstacles. Such was the case for Marc Kopp.
In late October, he accomplished an incredible feat. He became the first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest. You see, Marc suffers from multiple sclerosis and has for more than a decade. Multiple sclerosis is the degenerative disease of the nervous system, but that didn’t stop Marc from living out his dream of jumping out of a helicopter hovering at around 32,800 feet. Although the preparation and training was painful at times, he knew he had to persevere – and persevere he did! Marc hopes his jump inspires others with multiple sclerosis and other illnesses.
For many of us, inspiration is hard to come by. The world is good at grinding us down into dreamless pulp. Always keep in mind that dreams, whatever they may be, are what separate us from dust. Are you a dreamer or are you a speck of dust? Marc Kopp is a dreamer. He’ll never be a speck of dust.
If interested in achieving your dreams, contact Virginia Skydiving Center today!
*Image courtesy of Daniel Prudek