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Just when we think our Miracle Makers have thought of every way possible to raise money for research, along comes Mike Brody to come up with a new and fun idea!
Just when we think our Miracle Makers have thought of every way possible to raise money for research, along comes Mike Brody to come up with a new and fun idea that really takes us to new “heights”: Mike, a firefighter who lives on Staten Island, New York, and sky diving friends David Bauer of Niskayuna and Max Cohn, U.S. Parachute Association national director, ascended to 3,000 feet in a Cessna 182 not once, but 38 times, floating to the ground carrying a PRF banner – AMAZING! The jumps took place on September 14 at Skydive Ranch in Gardiner, NY, and the men raised $2,000 from people sponsoring their jumps, with all proceeds benefiting PRF. "We got to jump out of planes and raise money to help kids. It's a win-win situation." It certainly is, guys, thanks so much!
Mike, David and Max plan to do this again in 2007, so if you want to sponsor them go to our Ways to Donate page and type “parachute for Progeria” in the “In Honor of” box.
Mike (left) does a practice jump holding a PRF banner with Kamuran Bayrasli,
Photo courtesy of Laszlo Andacs