Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 14:00

A severely-disabled former music teacher made a spectacular Superwoman-style flight by zip-wire over the Eden Project Biomes on Thursday (June 23).

Jean Frazer, from Flushing, near Falmouth, has MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) and communicates with her eyes through an eye-tracker device. She decided to go down England’s longest and fastest zip-wire to raise funds for her chosen charity, the MSA Trust.

After her flight on the 660 metre-long, 60 miles-an-hour zip-wire over the top of the Eden Biomes, Jean said: "Everything goes in slow motion these days, but what a change to turn it up to 60mph. I felt I could reach out and touch the domes. It's fantastic up there."

Jean's husband Ewan flew alongside her down the parallel zip-line.

Jean has already raised nearly £3000 through her JustGiving site https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edenflyer.

Ewan said: “Much like cancer, MSA can strike anyone without warning. Unlike cancer, there is currently no treatment, prevention or cure. Hopefully the MSA Trust will help find a way to defeat this evil disease.”

Karen Walker, CEO at the MSA Trust, commented: “Jean’s attitude to her illness is truly inspirational and we are very grateful to both Jean and Ewan for raising money for the Trust and raising awareness about MSA. The Trust relies entirely on the voluntary donations from our supporters and without people like the Frazers we would be unable to continue our work of supporting anyone affected by MSA."

The zip-wire is operated by Hangloose. The company donated the flights to Jean and Ewan.

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