In September this year, Dr Lance O'Sullivan did a SkyJump at the Sky City Tower in Auckland to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
DMD is the most common of nine muscular dystrophy disorders, and is characterised by progressive difficulty in walking and performing everyday activities. This lack of mobility is due to an absence of the protein dystrophin, causing muscles to deteriorate and break down. For more information about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy click here.
SkyJump is New Zealand's highest jump and only Base Jump by wire. The plummet is 192 metres off the Sky Tower at 85km an hour.