Rising Above Loss, Angel Mums Take a Sky-Diving Leap for Brain Cancer Charity

Published 11/09/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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Overcoming depths of unimaginable loss, five mothers soared high at the exhilarating heights of the sky. The group of five known as ‘Angel Mums’ embarked on a skydiving adventure forming an unbreakable bond after losing their children to brain tumors.

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Honoring their beloved children, the incredible women garnered an incredible bond that helped them prevail over unimaginable grief. However, completing the joint skydive, the women dedicated themselves to a charitable cause to support those fighting the terminal disease.

A healing journey featuring a skydiving endeavor 

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The initiative had been adopted by the 49-year-old mother from Bedfordshire, Louise Fox when her son, George was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor at the age of 13. Along her journey to reach out to fellow mothers going through similar situations, she formed a connection with four others- Nikki Treharne, Clair Todd, Niki O’Dea Patel, and Katie Dove.

Each of them lost their children losing their battle against brain tumors between 2020 and 2022. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Fox shared her emotions stating,No one else know what it’s like to go through and we’re all part of the same club that no mum wants to be in.”

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Initially, they used to communicate with each other on WhatsApp, later on, the close-knit community created a Facebook Page named “Forever Mums of Brain Tumor Angels”. It was in October 2023 that they decided to do something extraordinary as a way of paying tribute to their angelic children.

A bond forged in tragedy contributes to a noble cause

Fox proposed the idea of taking up a skydiving adventure irrespective of being scared of heights. On October 14, the brave mothers at the Sibson Airfield in Peterborough leaped out of a plane from the astounding height of 13,000 feet. Apart from challenging themselves by pushing their boundaries, the “angel mums” took up this skydiving feat for a charitable cause.

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Completing the extraordinary adventure, their collective effort succeeded in raising an astonishing amount of £70,700 for a charitable organization, the Tessa Jowell Foundation supporting people and families fighting brain cancer.

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Appreciating the initiative, the president and general manager of JustGiving, Pacscale Harvie shared her views, “I’m inspired by the Angel Mums and how they’ve channeled their pain into raising awareness and vital funds to help other children, in memory of their own. We’ve seen an outpour of admiration and love for the Angel Mums on JustGiving – Congratulations Angel Mums, you are extraordinary.”

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The life-affirming skydive showcases the indomitable spirit of the mums who overcame their losses with their indomitable strength and willpower. Raising awareness and funds for a crucial cause led the mothers to new heights propelled by the power of friendship and unity during the darkest hours. 

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Soheli Tarafdar

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Soheli Tarafdar is a Viral Sports Moments writer at EssentiallySports. With a postgraduate degree from Calcutta University, her academic foundation has been a cornerstone in her journey as a writer. Specializing in literature during her studies, she embarked on a writing career that initially led her to explore academic content creation.
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