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Kentucky man breaks state skydiving record for good cause

Teams of parachute riggers pieced together the packs in meticulous order.
All to keep Troy Woods, flying fast...literally.

At an altitude of more than two thousand feet, he jumped dozens of times.

"Kinda hard to explain. Do it one time, and everyone would understand," said Woods from inside the plane.

"I seen on Facebook that Marcus, my friend, his cousin had leukemia that came back, came out of remission. And I knew right then, that's what it's for," Woods explained.

Jumping for Jesse.

"He started feeling tired, couldn't go up the steps in his house, felt real sick. He went and got tested, got blood work done and other tests. Got the results back, and it just happened to be leukemia," Jesse's cousin Marcus Hourigan explained.

When Troy Woods came to him about jumping for a new state record, and doing it to raise money for his cousins family, he was on board.

"As a seventeen year old, it flips your life upside down entirely," said Hourigan.

So today, Woods went for it, successfully breaking the previous state record of 40 jumps in one day.
Jumping with him, the previous record holder.

And he's shooting for at least 65 jumps, which will put him at 500 all time, all to raise as much money as possible for his friends family.

To find out more about Jesse and how you can help, click the link attached to this article.

Also, you can donate at any BB&T Bank location. Just ask about Jesse's Journey.


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