On August 22, rape survivor and advocate Natasha Repass will bravely take to the skies as part of her "Chute to Heal" fundraiser for Angel Band Project.
Six years ago, Natasha was beaten and raped at knife point by a stranger while she was walking home from work. She decided thereafter to commemorate the day that she was attacked -- August 22, 2008 -- by providing acts of kindness instead of remembering that horrific night and dwelling on it. As she said, "Helping others was healing for me." She had to endure two trials to finally see her attacker brought to justice. "After going through two trials myself, I was able to help give support and guidance to those getting ready to go through their trials. I wanted to do something to take back my day."
Last year, Natasha created over 200 flowers out of buttons and attached inspirational quotes to them. She spent the day passing them out to people in New York City who "looked like they needed a little extra kindness. Or to people who I saw do a random act of kindness."
This year, she will continue her good will by skydiving along with a group of friends and supporters in Lebanon, Maine. On August 22, they will gather together to raise funds for the Angel Band Project.
You can donate to her fundraiser here!
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Thank you Natasha for your kind spirit and courageous attitude. In her words, " I believe in the power of kindness. That even the smallest act of kindness can strengthen even the saddest heart... And if jumping out of a perfectly good airplane helps even one person, then I'm going to jump."
Chute to Heal August 22, 2014