Skydiving to fundraise for Endometriosis
Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
In 2014 I became part of the 1 in every 10 New Zealand women diagnosed with Endometriosis, an inflammatory disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found in other places of the body. This causes many disabilities and health issues ranging from severe pain to possible infertility.
The month of March is globally celebrated as Endometriosis Awareness Month and this year I have teamed up with Endometriosis New Zealand to raise funds to support the education of this disease in the healthcare system. When I was first attempting to deal with my unknown health concerns, doctors asked me if I was "faking it" prescribed me with Panadol for a "bad period" and didn't listen to the complaints and difficulties I was facing on a day to day basis - it is my aim to raise money to assist the organisation in the further education of our mainstream health system. The goal with this is to reduce the average diagnosis time frame of the 8 years it currently takes to be diagnosed with Endometriosis.
In order to raise money for the organisation, I had to choose an activity of some sort that pushed me out of my comfort zone. I am deathly afraid of heights and like an egg, chose to do the one thing I thought id never do - skydive - ill be completing this on March 31 so please dig deep and assist me achieve the big goal xx
Too kind iziah Thankyou
Thanks you two ❤️❤️
Love you hun x