A DODFORD daredevil has taken a 13,000ft plunge to raise money for a charity which changed the life of someone close to him.
Carer, John Evans, took part in the tandem skydive in aid of Canine Partners which provides trained assistance dogs to disabled people to help them in everyday life.
The 48-year-old has cared for wheelchair user Leanna Horne for eight years and said her life was ‘changed beyond belief’ when the organisation gave her golden retriever, Trudy.
He said: “I have done this skydive in aid of Canine Partners because I know just what a difference having one of these dogs can make to someone’s life.
“Trudy gets Leanna’s clothes for her in the morning, helps her load and unload the washing machine and assists when she is out and about during the day.
“These are just a few tasks that Trudy does everyday but she wouldn’t be able to do them if it wasn’t for the amazing charity.
“They have given her her confidence and self worth back.
Leanna hopes the money raised by John will one day benefit another with disabilities in the same way the charity has helped her.
She said: “Knowing that she is relying on me gives me a reason to get up everyday and even on my lowest of days, once I see her face peering up at me from the side of the bed in the morning, any feelings of negativity vanish and together we are ready to face whatever the day throws at us.”
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