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Over the Edge
Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 05:15 PM CDT
When I was 18 I did something called the "Skycoaster" – you are strapped into a device, pulled back up in the air at a 90 degree angle, then shot back down, coming out the other side at 90 degrees. I think I was really doing it to prove I was cool – it was with some work people I was just getting to know.
I was an idiot (hey, I was 18).
Anyway, I survived in one piece so I guess it all worked out. 13 years later that idiotic decision did finally paid some dividends.
I had the chance to go rappelling off a downtown Austin building – and I jumped (not literally) at it.
It also helped knowing I was doing this for a great cause.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation held its "Austin Over the Edge" event over the weekend. Kids with life-threatening illnesses have their wishes granted through Make-A-Wish.
And in the end, we all know that's what this is all about – helping make children's dreams come true.