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Borehamwood man leaps from plane to combat heart disease
A man hurled himself from an aeroplane to raise money for a heart disease charity after his mother suffered a stroke while flying.
Rob Bragoli, 39, who lives in Chaucer Grove in Borehamwood, has raised £2,100 for the British Heart Foundation by taking part in a charity sky dive.
The café owner, who lost his father-in-law to heart disease, was inspired to take up the challenge after his mother suffered the stroke while they were on a plane from Italy to London.
Mr Bragoli stayed calm, loosened her scarf and unblocked her airways to ensure she stayed alive.
She has now made a full recovery.
Mr Bragoli said: “Our family faced our worst fears when my mum had a stroke at 30,000 feet.
“Jumping out of a plane was a big challenge for me, but I knew I was helping the British Heart Foundation continue their life-saving work.
“I’m proud to have joined the fight against heart disease.
"Taking on this challenge for the nation’s heart charity could help families like mine in the future.”
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