Big jump for charity

Big jump for charity

North Shore Times | January 13, 2011 | By Sarah Coddington

A DARING sky jump for charity landed Waimon Thant-Cyn with a broken hip but she says it was all worth it.

The Pinehill resident, who uses a wheelchair, was born with a neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy.

She was not diagnosed until the age of 10 when she moved to New Zealand from Myanmar.

The condition causes loss of motor neurones within the spinal cord and as a result muscles become weak.
“I’ve always done things to the best of my ability and I’ve never used my disability as an excuse not to go for something that I really wanted,” she says.

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