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Height fright dad sky dives for daughter

Milly Johnson with mum Maria and dad Simon
Milly Johnson with mum Maria and dad Simon

Simon Johnson hates heights, but he is determined to do a sky dive to raise money for his beloved daughter.

Three-year-old Milly Johnson had half her brain disconnected earlier this year in a bid to stop her suffering from seizures after she had a stroke at the age of two.

Simon will do the sky dive on April 17 and Milly's mum Maria is due to give birth to her third child 10 days later.

Milly's family, of Peal Close, Hoo, have decided to send her on a family holiday to Florida to reward her bravery.

The family estimate the trip, for Milly, her parents, her 11-year-old sister Maisie-Lee and Milly's new brother or sister will cost £5,000.

Maria is also busy organising a fun day at St Michael and All Angels Church, in Church Hill, Wilmington, on Saturday to raise cash.

She said: "He doesn't like heights at all, hates them, but I think that just shows the dedication he has to his little girl."

The four-hour operation was the latest in a series of traumatic health problems for the little girl, who suffered rare Kawasaki disease which led to her stroke.

Anyone who can help the family is asked to phone the Messenger on 01634 227803 or email medwaymessenger@thekmgroup.co.uk.

Maria would like to offer support to families who have had or who are going through similar experiences while Simon is also looking for sponsorship for his sky dive.

To help or for information, email Maria at johnsonmaria2@sky.com.

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