Linda's skydive in memory of her husband
Linda Mitchell recently completed a tandem skydive to raise funds for the BTA and raise awareness of tinnitus. Here’s her story:
“7th July 2018. The day I should have been celebrating my husband Glen’s 60th birthday with him, but sadly he was driven to suicide by his tinnitus and hyperacusis 7 years ago. Instead I was bracing myself for a 15000ft tandem skydive in his memory! The climax of an exhausting emotionally draining four months of begging, pleading and appealing to the greater good of people to sponsor and support me in this hair brained venture to raise awareness to make sure nobody ever suffers the way Glen did and prevent any other deaths like his.
In a fitting tribute to his memory I was raising funds and awareness for British Tinnitus Association. I am determined that awareness of tinnitus and hyperacusis will be spread far and wide amongst patients and medical staff alike, and that everyone knows that although there is no cure there is a lot that can be done to help rel…