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Flight blog 1

Apia to Auckland.

“Sir can you walk up steps?

“Sure but I need you to hold my bag and passport”

By the time I reached my seat I was handed a woman’s purse and no passport!!!

Gave up my seat to a lady with a baby. The flight attendant was a little confused with the ‘ms’ in seat 4a.

Oh and the nearest restroom is 60 rows back, ahhh here comes another late night flight öf waking up a plane load of people whenever I have a need to go. Can you picture it, half dreaming when a sudden pull back of your chair… Is this how it ends??? Nope it’s just “mr bents kneels’ going along.

I rate airlines on whether they supply straws. Well done virgin Australia. 10/10 for a straw with my free water!

The seat space is limited, therefore the tray table is smaller, wouldn’t like to eat a meal. One can only dream of a upgrade

Overall  Virgin Samoa flight gets a 7/10

 

2016, here i come

Hello everyone.

2016 is going to be a really different year for me and tower climbing, as I am starting a full time job in February. As this is the first job I ever had, I am not sure how my timetable or energy levels will be, with this in mind I haven’t eyed up any challenges yet (for now).

With this in mind, the desire to climb the world tallest tower still burns bright and with this strong desire I will try my hardest to make it happen.

If anyone has anyone ideas for a challenge, feel free to tell me.

Have a great day

Dream big!!

Interview from Scoop

Today I had a interview with Jessi Mee from Pacific scoop.co.nz. check out the link below and tell me what you think? Click here to read it!

 

Donations

Hello everyone. I am back in New Zealand and back to training (900 steps yesterday). The total amount of money raise as increase to NZ$4,600 (some more donations came in from Samoa). What now? It’s time to start the build-up to the next climb; Eureka Tower (1800 steps) on the 18th November. Eureka Climb, one of the highest ‘vertical’ races in the Southern Hemisphere. For me to take part in this great event, over the next few months I will be looking for sponsorships, more updates, lot more training, entering people choice awards (where you get to vote) and much more.. Are we ready???

ps. 2700 likes!!! well done

New Climb Record

Just climbed 370 steps in 6 minutes, a new record & great stress release, I highly recommend it!

First Demo Chair

For those who would like a read about the trip to Samoa last week. The trip was to take the first demo chair over!. Have a read by clicking here.

Update from Samoa

What a great morning, here in sunny Samoa. Today is a special day for me as today I handed over the first rugged wheelchair. Forming a strong Memorandum of Understanding with partners SENESE ( Special Needs Society and Nunua O Le Afola,)this has brought this dream to life. The media filled room, had 8 different media crews, as well as my Mother and my 95 year old Grandma, supporting this handover from the sideline. To top of this special event, I had the chance to meet Toshin Toetu Brown, a 10 year old boy, living with Cerebral Palsy and is in need of a wheelchair. This was a great way to end my time in Samoa; I am ready to get back to climbing towers!!!!

About

About

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.

The story…

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.

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Jordon’s disability

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 first climb

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.

The next climbing challenge

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

ASB account

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Get Involved

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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!

Crew

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.

Donations

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.

Progress

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Sponsors

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Updates

Contact

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