Mount Gambier women Brittany Case and Venita Coutts are set to ‘Take the Plunge’ today, to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia.
Brittany, Venita and 98 others will abseil 70 metres from the top of the InterContinental Hotel on the Adelaide Riverbank, in an effort to collectively raise more than $150,000 for charity.
Brittany’s brother Joe (now 14), was born premature and has since battled two brain haemorrhages, hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy.
“I have seen first-hand just how important Ronald McDonald House is to seriously ill children and their families,” Brittany said.
“Each time Joe heads to Adelaide for a check-up or emergency, my family and I are able to stay together at Ronald McDonald House.”
Venita’s son Ezekiel (12 years old), was diagnosed with a genetic disease in utero, causing a complex range of health issues including kidney, lung and liver problems.
“Kids like Ezekiel are expected to face their fears every day, so I want to show him that I can face mine,” Venita said.
“I’m going to be brave, set an example and step up.
“He’ll be there to cheer me on, on the day… although I think he’s as nervous as I am!”
To show Brittany and Venita your support, donate at: www.adelaidecityplunge.com.au