Last year when Malvern resident Natanya Sortland jumped from a 10-story Lancaster building, she wanted Chester County residents to join her, but do not worry, it is for a good cause, writes Richard Ilgenfritz for the Daily Local News.
The Eyedrop is a rappelling fundraiser for VisionCorps, a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization whose focus is to help visually impaired individuals regain their independence.
Sortland, who began losing her vision after a stroke, connected with the organization so she could relearn everyday activities.
She was the only person to participate in the rappel from Chester County, compared to the other four counties that VisionCorps serves. Fundraising also showed low stats as it only raised about $3,500, while the other counties raised about $160,000.
Now, for this year’s event on June 10, she again hopes Chester County residents will join her. Additionally, she plans to dress up as Lady Liberty because she said VisionCorps gave her back her liberty.
“She said to me, ‘Whatever questions you have. I’ll find an answer, and we’ll figure it out. There’s nothing we can’t figure out together.’ And it wasn’t just the help they gave. It was the attitude that I was taught,” said Sortland about the person who aided her from the organization.
Read more about Natanya Sortland in the Daily Local News.