My Drop in the Drop Zone for Easter Seals

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Easter Seals Drop Zone 2010This morning I suited up and took an elevator to the top of the AXA Building on Hastings at Burrard. Along with over 50 people who will each have their turn on the ropes today, I repelled myself down 20 stories (200ft) in support of Easter Seals Canada.

Yesterday I posted a tweet about my participation and asked if anyone could come and take some photos. Turns out I had a bit of an entourage this morning as Bev Davies, Raul, Jakob and Cole from Nordica, and Keith along with my husband, my mother and Keira came by to take photos and cheer me on.

Although you’re safely strapped in (thanks to the amazing crew from Cliffhanger) it’s still quite scary to back onto a ledge, swing your legs over, and lower yourself down a building. My hands clamped and eyes focused on the rappelling device. I began my descent.

Photo credit: Keira-Anne on Flickr

A million thoughts rushed through my head. Should I turn and look at the view? Should my legs be straighter? This rope is getting warm.

Half way down I thought about all of the extraordinary things I get to do. In the last 10 months alone I went ziplining, I swam in the Caribbean, I walked on the Swiss Alps, I covered the Olympics, I went sailing, I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, and I played baseball at the Field of Dreams. I am so thankful for these amazing opportunities. I then thought about the cause. Easter Seals gives amazing opportunities to those with disabilities across Canada and makes sure they lead a life full of self-esteem and self-determination (while having some fun along the way).

Photo credit: Keira-Anne on Flickr

After seeing my small feat for a big cause this morning I hope that you will consider donating to Easter Seals. Should you chose to do so, a minimum $20 donation will enter you into a draw to win a 2-night stay at Tinhorn Creek Winery. I will keep the contest going for the rest of today.

Thank you to everyone that came out this morning, the other participants for their fundraising and promotion, and to all of my readers who check in every now and then to see what I’ve gotten myself up to.

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14 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. gusgreeperTuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 2:06pm PDT

    that first photo is a keeper. good on you! next up Miss604 – stunt double.

  2. wendy weirTuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 2:12pm PDT

    you go girl!!!! wow what you get to do and have opportunity to do – marvellous and great to hear about gratitude, not to mention your courage!!

  3. Mom604Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 2:14pm PDT

    Not an easy thing to watch your little girl repelling down the side of a 20-story building!

  4. Mom-In-LawTuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 3:35pm PDT

    Oh dear Rebecca – glad I didn’t know about this before you did it. You are a very brave generous person! Good to know Field of Dreams is in your list of memorable experiences.

  5. KatTuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 4:02pm PDT

    Proud of you Rebecca…you are so brave!

  6. CaioTuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 5:20pm PDT

    Proud of you!

  7. fotoeinsTuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 6:03pm PDT

    Congratulations, RB!

  8. AnneTuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 6:39pm PDT

    Wow, you are so brave. Thanks for blogging about all the stuff you do. You are awesome!

  9. drop zone » Allan Cole RobertsTuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 7:35pm PDT

    […] Rebecca Bollwitt went down as well. Pretty confidently I might add. […]

  10. nancy (aka moneycoach)Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 — 9:48pm PDT

    If I weren’t already in awe of you, I sure would be after reading this post – and seeing those pictures!

  11. Meet Mark Victor HansenWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 8:32am PDT

    That sure looks like fun. Great pictures.

  12. TylerWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 11:45am PDT

    Awesome! Now I want to see John’s video footage of the descent!

  13. Sean ZandbergWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 1:23pm PDT

    Ooo! Looks like a hoot!

  14. Susan GittinsWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:33pm PDT

    Wish I’d seen your tweet. Was nearby at the YWCA in a kickboxing class. Would have skipped that to see you rapell down a building! So great you did that.

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