Μπορεί να φοβάται ακόμα και τα πιο μικρά ύψη, ο Josh Collins είναι ωστόσο έτοιμος να πέσει από αεροπλάνο για να μαζέψει λεφτά για τον γιο του, που πάσχει από ανίατη ασθένεια.

Ο κουρέας είναι τόσο ακραία υψοφοβικός που, όπως δηλώνει, νιώθει ναυτία ακόμα και αν ανέβει πάνω σε καρέκλα.

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During this awful pandemic when our days are full of worry and confusion, we have to strive to find the light in the dark ? Josh being unable to work will affect us financially for a long time to come. To what extent we can’t be sure of yet, but it’s caused us a lot of worry and will continue to do so. However – having him home is giving us the most invaluable family time and for that at least, we can be thankful ? He’s got the chance to have more bonding time with our baby daughter than most working dads will ever be fortunate enough to have ? Having him home means that Zach always has one parent to play with, even when his little sister is in need of attention from the other. It’s been obvious that he’s been loving having us all together ? Nothing will take away from how utterly devastating this virus is – but the Zachsbattle message is to live for the moment and to always find joy in the little things in life. Now more than ever, we need to remember that and we need to be thankful for the things we do have during these crazy and uncertain times ?

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Η ελεύθερη πτώση θα λάβει χώρα τον επόμενο μήνα και γίνεται για πολύ καλό σκοπό. Ο Collins θέλει να μαζέψει λεφτά για να πάρει στον θετό γιο του Zach Holland ένα ηλεκτρικό αμαξίδιο που θα του αλλάξει τη ζωή.

Ο μικρός διαγνώστηκε στα 5 του με μια σπάνια γενετική διαταραχή, ο δείκτης θνησιμότητας της οποίας είναι δυστυχώς στο 100%.

Ο 8χρονος σήμερα έχει χειροτερέψει πολύ και πλέον δεν μπορεί να διανύσει χωρίς βοήθεια μεσαίες αποστάσεις. Κανείς δεν ξέρει πόσος χρόνος του απομένει, ξέρουν όμως ότι το τέλος θα έρθει.

Ο πατέρας θα πέσει από τα 10.000 μέτρα για να πάρει στο παιδί του ένα αμαξίδιο. «Φοβάμαι πολύ την ελεύθερη πτώση, αλλά στο τέλος της ημέρας θα είναι μια κακή εμπειρία για 20 λεπτά και μετά θα πάμε να πάρουμε στον Zach το καροτσάκι που θέλει».

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As a lot of you know, Josh is Zach’s step-dad and has been with us every single step of the way since diagnosis ? He’s just the most supportive and loving dad and I feel constantly lucky that Zach and I (and now Sienna! ??) have him in our lives ? A few of you might have seen my recent post regarding Zach’s need for an electric wheelchair. I haven’t had a chance to post an update since then but what a whirlwind couple of weeks it’s been! Josh and his good friend Dan who works for @thezeusgroup (remember the company who donated £5000 to send Zach to Disney?! ?) decided to launch a fundraiser! Both of them are TERRIFIED of heights but they’re going to be facing their fears and jumping out of a plane on the 22nd September!!! All to get Zach the @trekinetic power-chair of his dreams ?? After the page went live, we were then contacted by the lovely @jdirnhuber who works for the GoFundMe press team. He’d spotted our story and wanted to help us get Josh and Dan’s mission in the media!! ? He put us in touch with Jessica, a journalist from @kennedynewsandmedia who put our story together and sent it off to various publishers. We waited for a week but everything went very quiet and we presumed the article hadn’t been picked up… until yesterday!!! We were just gobsmacked to see our story pop up on @ladbible !!! (Non-UK followers – that’s such a big deal to us! ?) I wish with all my heart that we didn’t need to be fundraising for a wheelchair in the first place ? I would give anything in the world to cure my little boy of this monstrous disease and I am constantly terrified of the future, but having such a huge amount of support and having so many strangers reach out with kindness and generosity restores my faith in the world and makes this journey that little bit more bearable ?? I just want to say the biggest thank you to Josh and Dan and to every single person who has helped us raise money for this chair so far. I am grateful beyond words ??? ? https://www.ladbible.com/news/news-man-dubbed-britains-best-dad-for-saying-yes-to-fundraising-skydive-20200825 ? https://www.gofundme.com/zachsbattle-josh-and-dans-skydive

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«Ο Zach βλέπει τον Josh ως πατέρα του», είπε η μαμά Laura, «είναι ο καλύτερος μπαμπάς της Αγγλίας».

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