Cancer survivor conquers sky high challenge

Skydive instructor Steven Fullop and Cancer survivor Nicole Wilson Photo Contributed
Skydive instructor Steven Fullop and Cancer survivor Nicole Wilson Photo Contributed Contributed

TWO years after beating cancer, Toowoomba's Nicole Wilson has succeeded in another incredible challenge - jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet.

The brave 14-year-old challenged herself to take on the terrifying exploit while raising money to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Although admitting she had a few nerves in the plane before the flight, the Toowoomba High School Wilsonton student said the jump was "heaps of fun."

"It was an absolutely amazing experience," Ms Wilson said.

"I was very excited to do the jump in the lead-up but started to get a bit nervous when I was in the plane.

"The jump was really exhilarating and I got up to 230km/h in free fall."

It has been a massive year for the year nine student who marked two years clear of the liver cancer which threatened to take her life.

Given a dire prognosis in 2010 after being diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, Ms Wilson is finally living a normal life.

"Nicole is absolutely incredible and I am so proud of her," Nicole's mother Carmel said.

"Since being given the all clear she has had a whole new lease on life and it is absolutely wonderful to see my little girl so happy and healthy."


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