62-year-old Gadren City woman with MS get her wish to go skydiving

Posted at 9:27 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 23:27:36-04

A Garden City woman has checked an item off her bucket list, skydiving. It's been her dream for years. Robyn Etchinek got a bird's eye view of the Treasure Valley. All while falling from 13,000 feet in the air. This after six years ago, doctors gave her just over a year to live.

"Adjusted, not accepted, I would love for there to be a cure but there's not going to be," said Robyn Etchinek.

Ten years ago, Robyn was diagnosed with Positive Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, and she has spent half that time in a wheelchair. But now she's switching the wheelchair out for the air. Robyn says when she was little, she took a ride in her dad's Cessna. That memory spurred this dream and Wish Granters made it a reality,

"Her first wish was to jump out of an airplane and go skydiving," explained Kelly Gibson C.E.O of Wish Granters. "I asked for second wish and she said there wasn't one."

Before her jump, Robyn watched a short video and got suited up in the latest fall fashion. Robyn says she was scared at first, but soon became overwhelmed with a whole different feeling.

“Until he pulled the shoot and then it was so peaceful," explained Robyn.

Wish Granters says they granted one wish a week last year and say they are on the track to do the same in 2016. Next Robyn says she would like to take a ride in hot air balloon, with a much softer landing.