Welcome to my website. This website has been set up to educate people about living life with a disability; this page also documents the journey of Jordon Milroy and climbing buildings around the world.
Jordon Milroy, who was born with Cerebral Palsy (CP) wanted to set himself a personal challenge of climbing the Auckland Skytower(1029 steps) and then bungee jumping off the top. After discussing his goal with a friend, this brought up the topic “people with disability ies are weak!” Jordon set out to break this stereotype and prove this statement wrong. Jordon’s supporters have grown from a hand full to a couple of thousand worldwide! Early 2012 saw this Skytower climb and hopefully a further climb, being an event to raise money towards buying rugged off road wheelchairs for disabled people living in Samoa.
Jordon has a physical disability, called Cerebral Palsy (CP). He was diagnosed with CP at early age, due to a mucus milk blockage which occurred in the throat at five at 2 days old . CP is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills, the ways CP effects Jordon are that he has mobility problems such as walking with bent kneels and fine motor skills, however, this is aided by wearing AFO’s ( leg supports) on his legs, as well as using a frontwards walking frame and a wheelchair for long distance. Jordon does not have in any mental issues linked to Cerebral Palsy, however, when first coming into contacted with him, this can be misjudged due to his spur slurred speech.
The Sky Tower in all her glory, stands at 328 meters tall, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand with a total of 1,029. On Tuesday the 17th of April 2012, Jordon along with 3 support guys climbed all 1029 steps in just over half an hour, once at the top he, bungeed off, falling all the way back from where they started in less than 15 seconds. This was a successful day, raising almost $2.500 dollars to fund wheelchairs for Samoa.
Jordon has caught the climbing bug, therefore he would like to take on the world’s tallest masterpieces, by climbing building around the world!! Spreading his message about disability awareness from roof tops, meeting and teaching people along the way!! So would you care to join him, by liking this page? If you wish to make a donation or pledge money towards my RAISING AWARENESS climbs. Please remember to include my name as a reference so the donations can be identified.
Jordon Milroy – Trust Account
I need all the support I can get, if I feel I have a society behind me backing me up, it will make the entire effort worth while! Thanks to everyone, so far I have managed to reach my origional primary goal of a 1,029 likes (A like for each step). I never expected to get so far so quickly, now all Im aiming for is to raise awareness, so the more people that like this page- the more publicity I would get, which is a great thing for me and the disabled community!
I have already got a small support team behind me, we will be taking photos and video documentation along the way to prove that I have concurred it! Keep an eye out and watch my progress so far in the videos.
Climbing for awareness involves a lot of expenses, time and effort. Time and effort can be something I can achieve but covering my expenses is something you all can. This is why we have setup a simple donation account at paypal. You can choose how much amount you want to donate and it will go straight to our account to be used for covering all sorts of expenses. If you would like to donate, you can do so by clicking here.