While her father receives cancer treatment, a woman from York will participate in a charity skydive in his place.
Karl Budge, the father of Issy Budge, had planned to participate in Macmillan Cancer Support's Jump of Their Lives but was informed that his cancer had spread.
Through her participation in the charity's horse race Ride of Their Lives, Miss Budge previously raised £20,000 for the organization in 2018.
"Macmillan is a cause close to people's hearts," she said in a statement to BBC Radio York. ".
Mr. Budge was initially given the prognosis of prostate cancer in 2017. However, following a period of remission, he discovered last year that he had secondary bone cancer, which has since spread to his spine.
According to him, his treatment prevented him from participating in the skydive scheduled for April 29 at Bridlington Airfield, even though he would have loved to.
Miss Budge stated, "He had already started the paperwork to do the skydive.". "I couldn't really say no when he asked if I'd do it. ".
The 30-year-old claimed that her father had a "brilliant positive outlook" and that the family had benefited from the assistance provided by Macmillan, which she referred to as a "trusted source" that didn't "sugarcoat anything.".
According to Mr. Budge, Macmillan provides reliable, wise, and reassuring information that makes it clear what is happening. ".
The two have already surpassed the charity's $1,500 minimum pledge by raising more than $2,400.
While it's heartbreaking that Issy's dad won't be able to participate, you can't help but be moved by Issy's gesture of taking his place, according to John Rullo, the organization's relationship fundraising manager.