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Help a Jumper Out: Kylie Rhoads, Wilderness EMT Training

Written by Kolla

In our “Help a Jumper Out’ posts, we usually bring to your attention skydivers that have been injured or hurt, and need help while they recover. Today’s contestant hails from the other side of the spectrum – the first responder side.

Kylie is an active jumper and tunnel flyer. Having spent several years on a busy dropzone she has seen her fair share of what the sport has to offer – good, bad and the ugly. Much respect to Kylie for stepping up and becoming one of those people who can really make a difference outside of a sterile hospital room – such as the landing area.


A little intro from Kylie’s GoFundMe page:

In March 2015 I finally had the opportunity to pursue a long-time goal of completing Wilderness First Responder training with Wilderness Medical Associates. That course reinforced a passion to learn and help those in need and added more fuel to the fire, emboldening me to pursue another journey for a goal – to become a certified Wilderness EMT – a course which, when completed, will allow me to combine medical training and critical thinking to aid and assist people in emergency situations where medical care is miles away. In addition to backcountry medicine, following completion of this course I will also be certified as an urban EMT!

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My passions and pursuits in “extreme” and outdoor sports have put me on the front line in situations where immediate medical care was necessary to save lives, and now I want to be in a position to offer that care. We all know life is a precious commodity, and I see the pursuit to care for and protect that commodity as a worthy cause.

I’m asking for help, so I can help others. No amount is too small, and any amount will be greatly appreciated. Plus…..if you give a little…you get back…in the form of cookies!

If you could lend Kylie a hand with a few pennies, hit up her GoFundMe site and donate. Having known her for years, we can certainly vouch for those cookies, her great character and the solid personality to go with it. Good luck, Kylie!

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