MS Warriors take to the skies

MS Warriors skydive challenge

Six years ago Emma Cooke was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  But next month she is throwing herself out of a plane at 15,000 feet to raise money for Southmead.

Since her diagnosis Emma has received care at the Bristol & Avon Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Centre (BrAMS) based at Southmead Hospital. To thank the staff for the amazing care she received Emma, together with a group of other patients and friends, have decided to take on the challenge of a sponsored skydive.

Together the group of skydivers are called The MS Warriors. 

Says Emma: “Being diagnosed with MS was the lowest point in my life – I didn’t know what my future would hold. But the staff at BrAMS have listened and knew what treatment would keep my symptoms at bay.

“Now 6 years after my diagnosis I’m still on top with a smile on my face.

“I thank with every bone in my body all of the neurologists, MS doctors, physiotherapists and specialist nurses who have helped turn my life around.  With the other skydiving Warriors I want to raise as much money as I can to help others get the same support that I’ve received.”

The Bristol and Avon Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Centre (BrAMS) combines leading clinical services with cutting edge research. It is recognised as a centre of excellence, bringing together world-class neuroscientists to advance research, clinical care and discover new treatments for this life-changing disease.  It treats over 2,000 MS patients a year. You can find out more it here:

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological disease of young adults.   In the UK alone, over 100,000 people suffer from MS and it affects thousands more through their friends, family and carers.

You can help other MS patients to lead better lives by sponsoring the Warriors here:


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