Official jump day started off as most days,....with a complete change in our schedule. We now needed to leave an hr earlier then they told us the night before. Ride to the bridge to find out they hadn't removed the cables yet. So instead of starting jumping at 10am we didn't start until 3pm, which meant only one jump.
Bert and I went off with most of the jumpers still on top watching us. Later most said they were more nervous watching our jump then on their own. My jump didn't go according to plan, but I came out unscathed, and the chair survived mostly intact.
The crowd was AWESOME!!! After all the jumpers were off and landed, we were mobbed. Everyone wanted to take a picture with the jumpers and it took us quite awhile to get out of the landing area.
Take it from The Lonster... "Anything you want to do you can do". In good company with 9Lives Adventures!
Giving back to the community is one of the things Lonnie does well. In the dead of winter while fueled by ARIIX nutritional supplement, Lonnie wheeled across the Canadian Prairies from Winnipeg to Calgary in one month. He raised money for the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay and conveyed the inspirational message that no matter what, people with disabilities are able to achieve whatever they set their mind to.
Need anyone doubt that Lonnie Bissonnette is one of the most popular peeps around??? After his endurance wheelchair relay from Winnipeg to Calgary in the winter, Lonnie headed out to Whistler as the proud winner of a 9Lives Adventures online competition.
Who's ever heard of wheelchair bungy jumping before??? What a brilliant adapted sport ... and one of the extreme sports too! Simply brilliant!
The REAL question is... who is the lucky person who got to toss this champ over the bridge !?!?!?
Another magnificent item checked off the list!!!
Lonnie BASE jumping as a paraplegic in Kjerag, Norway. Yet another FIRST in 2010... and he went back for more the year after!!! Looks like BASE jumping runs deep in Lonnie's spirit! Nothing, not even a spinal cord injury will stop this champ from soaring.