A UTTOXETER mum battling to save her son from life in a wheelchair has said her bravery in leaping from a plane is ‘nothing’ compared to the courage her boy has shown.
Kyreigh’s Kause is gathering pace as Sasha O’Regan embarks on a marathon fund-raising initiative to help her son secure a vital £65,000 operation that could save him from life in a wheelchair.
She has organised a plethora of events to help five-year-old Kyreigh, who suffers from cerebral palsy, secure vital surgery in the US to remove faulty nerves.
Miss O’Regan and partner Peter Turp will perform a sponsored skydive on August 29, for which sponsorship can be pledged online at www.justgiving.com/Leapoffaithforkyreighskause.
The 24-year-old said: “I really am petrified of flying and I’m not keen on heights, but I wanted to challenge myself and it will still be nothing compared to how brave Kyreigh has been for five years now.
“I want to make him proud and he’s excited about me doing it.
“If all else fails, Pete will have to push me out because I am determined to do it.”
Earlier today, Kyreigh’s friends at Picknall’s First School held a fund-raising football day for him.
And tomorrow Miss O’Regan will swim a mile for a sponsored swim at Denstone College.
There will be a Grease-themed night at the New Broom, in Checkley, from 7.30pm on July 26.
The best-dressed attendee will win a prize, as will the winners of a ‘dance-off’ and raffle.
Tickets, which cost £8, are available by calling the New Broom on 01538 722382.
On August 1, a charity cricket match will take place between Uttoxeter Cricket Club and Kyreigh’s Team from 5.30pm, featuring a barbecue and a bar.
A fun day with a live band, a bar, a bouncy castle and stalls will take place on August 24 at Rocester Football Club.
Miss O’Regan said: “Anyone who wants to follow his story can do so on Twitter @kyreighskause, on Facebook or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As always, we still need prizes to be donated and would really appreciate any contributions.”