A first year Nursing student at the University of Worcester is jumping 10,000ft out of a plane to raise funds and awareness in memory of her mum.
Louise Gatfield was just 12 years old when her mum passed away after contracting sepsis, a rare but serious complication of an infection, which can lead to multiple organ failure.
Now, 10 years later, she is hoping to raise vital funds for the UK Sepsis Trust, while also raising awareness about the little known disease, through the skydive in Hereford on Friday, July 27.
"I hope people may become more aware of Sepsis, what it is and what signs and symptoms to look out for," she said. "As a student nurse I know the importance of raising awareness and how much of a difference it can make."
After losing her mum, Jane, at such a young age, Louise was inspired to care for others, and last year joined the University of Worcester's BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme.
"To be training as a nurse means everything to me," said the 22-year-old, former Christopher Whitehead school pupil. "To be able to do what I love and care for others in need is very rewarding."
She added: "As a student nurse I know the importance of raising awareness and how much of a difference it can make."
To sponsor Louise visit her Just Giving page at her fundraising page.