Here is Lawrence Warner - Falling for Madrugada, a fabulous demonstration of courage and determination by the 74 year old.
Coinciding with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day which is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world, 74 year old Lawrence Warner took his courage in his hands to raise awareness and funds for Associação Madrugada, a non-for-profit organisation that provides support and palliative care to people affected by life limiting illness in the Algarve.
Facing his long standing fear of heights and falling..."Even after 74 years on this planet I have a great fear of heights, and suffer vertigo just at the top of a step ladder!", he leapt from an aircraft over Alvor at 15,000ft to descend at speeds reaching 120 mph.
Aided by a powerful therapeutic technique known as Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Callahan Technique, Lawrence reduced his level of fear from 10/10 to 2/10, and on the morning of his jump the level of anxiety he experienced was no more than one would expect for a ‘virgin skydive’.
Landing elegantly in front of an audience of well wishes and Madrugada supporters, Lawrence embraced his excellent instructor Pedro and said, “I feel elated”. Minutes later he was reunited with his wife Marcia who had remained calm and encouraging throughout. Several friends, all of whom were relieved to have him safely returned to the fold were standing by to congratulate Lawrence on his achievement. The event was covered by a TVI crew who were keen to know why Lawrence was jumping and to hear more about the ground breaking initiatives of the Madrugada Association.
Alison Blair, Presidente da Direcção of Associação Madrugada said “Lawrence is so amazing; congratulations on a brilliant accomplishment. I hope the community will recognise his courage and make his efforts truly worthwhile by sponsoring his jump. Please help him to help us to help you. We want to be there if or when you or someone you love needs us, but we can't do it without your help.”
Well done Lawrence!
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How you can help with a donation follows....
Bank transfers to:
Barclays Bank, Account Madrugada A/c, No. 266/208633599
NIB: 0032 0266 0020 8633 599 78
IBAN: PT50 0032 0266 0020 8633 5997 8
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