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Skydiving Fundraiser Operation Enduring Warrior

15336732_SOver the summer skydiving has served as something we just don’t see too often: a fundraiser. During a poor operation in Afghanistan, SPC Jesse Murphee and his airborne brigade were caught in an ambush that left him severely wounded. Multiple deaths on the operating table and countless surgeries, including amputation of both his legs, has left him alive and recovering slowly. Despite the long process to recovery though, Jesse wanted to prove to people that he could get back in the air, and help people with taking to the skies too.

And that was where the Operation Enduring Warrior or Jumping with Jesse fundraiser had come from. Part of the funds would go toward helping Jesse with equipment needed to make sure he can keep skydiving, and other parts go toward his certification to teach people to skydive. The idea was to make something that he can turn into a full time job to enjoy helping people experience the skies as much as he has been.

The entire fundraiser was a success and not only did Jesse get to fly with tons of people, but he’ll be doing it full time soon with all the right equipment to get back into the sky.

It’s situations like these that can show how much skydiving can draw people together. Many people consider skydiving a scary thing, and that it takes a lot of bravery to do it, but there are people like Jesse and others in the airborne brigades that have to do it right into the middle of war zones and that is far scarier.

So being able to assist someone in helping other people get over that fear and have a good time with soaring through the skies could maybe lead to more people enjoying themselves and getting over that fear. After all, if Jesse can do it after the damage he had suffered, then what’s stopping you?

Skydiving Proposal Trips

Over the internet years the videos on proposals have been vast. But you just don’t see many people combining proposals for engagement with skydiving. At least you don’t hear about it all that much, but a recent video on someone jokingly dropping the ring while proposing in the air has led to plenty of other… Continue Reading

Are You a Dreamer or a Speck of Dust?

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… Continue Reading

What Skydiving Reveals About the World

For many, skydiving is a dream – a magical experience to have and strive for, one that is always prominently placed on bucket lists from coast to coast, from old to young. You see, skydiving calls out to the dreamer in us, the wannabe God. The thrill of the air, the complexity of the sky,… Continue Reading

A Skydiving Journey from Dubai to Virginia

Imagine the scenario: 4000 meters above the ground. You lean out of the plane and survey the world around you. Sun, sky, desert. You’re looking down at Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, all the rich collection of buildings and structures. You take a big breath…and jump. Skydiving is more popular than ever, especially in… Continue Reading

The Diversity of Skydivers

Something that has always amazed me about skydivers is the eclectic background we all come from. When you think of a typical “skydiver”, what comes to mind? Is it a long-haired, probably unemployed bum who lives in a tent on an airport, is unmarried without children, jumps 7 days a week without any of the… Continue Reading

Skydiving Tips: Proper Dress for Skydiving

Skydiving Tips: Proper Dress for Skydiving

Whenever you engage in a sporting activity, there are guidelines for what clothing is suitable and what’s considered dangerous. Even though you won’t be facing an opponent when skydiving, proper clothing is essential to the dive success. The reasoning for wearing proper attire when skydiving is to ensure your safety. Proper dress assures that your… Continue Reading

Skydiving Tips For Beginners

Skydiving Tips For Beginners

Skydiving is one of those extreme sports that shows up on just about everyone’s bucket list. The pure exhilaration before and after the jump is absolutely amazing and can really only be understood by those who’ve actually taken the plunge. But while skydiving is the thrill of a lifetime, there are certain things beginners should… Continue Reading