News Story, Disabled Paraplegic Veteran Plans to
Skydive on the Geographic North Pole, 2010
Special News Story, A
Paraplegic Disabled Veteran from Serbia Plans to Skydive on the Geographic
North Pole in 2010. Sponsorships Welcome. Video Crew Welcome.
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My great wish is to
make a tandem jump at the
North Pole with you on the North Pole.
Please listen to my
story before you decide. After that, decide whether we can make the jump
after which you can become the first person who has done this in the whole
My name is Goran Todorović. I live in Serbia. I am a member of 63rd
parachute brigade in Niš. On December 18th 2003 I was performing my
regular duties at my work place, the airport in Niš, where I was performing a
jump with a parachute. During my 984th jump, my
parachute cords got snarled and I had an accident, after which I was
paraplegia. The speed at which I hit the ground was approximately 120
km/h, and the height of the fall was 1200 m.
However, strong will kept me alive. The fight still continues.
Three and half years
after my heavy injury I made a tandem jump from 3200m (airplane AN-2).
Also, on October 20th
2008, I made a tandem jump in
Slovenia from 8350m (airplane PS-06).
parachuting (I am an instructor of parachuting as well), I own a Diving P2
license, I practiced speleology, free-climbing, I was a member of mountain
rescue service and I practiced mountaineering. I climbed the highest peak in
Mont Blanc with Serbian mountaineering crew in 2002 and Elbrus in
2003. I also practiced weightlifting and as a member of KTD Leskovac, I was
a champion of Serbia three times. When it comes to martial arts, I practiced
Aikido for three years and Taekwondo for seven years. I was a blood donor
over 40 times.
After my accident, I
flew to Sweden twice
and to Russia three
times because of my treatments.
I practice a lot and I am in good shape.
I’m sending you the
links from YouTube
where you can see the TV shows about me. Even though all except one (which
is in Slovenian) are in Serbian, you can see the condition I am in and my
persistence. I’m sending all this to you hoping you would not reject my
The video of my last
jump – the Guinness World Record and the
Let’s do something
that’s never been done before in the whole world, let’s set the
If you decide that we
can make the jump, please send me the approximate of the visit for me
and my attendant.
Thanks in advance.
Photo by C. Jeff Dyrek
You are really
can call me Faca. Everybody calls me Faca.
No, I do not speak
the start of my
accident on 18.12.2003.,I've been in the hospital. I live there. The Army has not yet given me a room or house. Because of that, I spend all of my time in the hospital. I also cannot
make use of internet when I want. another problem is, I don't have all
of my pictures with me. I will send you some pictures that I have with me.
If we make a Tandem jump on the North Pole, can
I make some
pictures in airplane, or on freefall, and landing?
Can you let me know what is the best that I send
to you for my story, that we can use for your web site which will be of interest
to some of the news or documentary companies, and that would help me to find a
You have my permission to put my story on your website. I have sent some of my
pictures in attach an attachment.
Everything what I work, make Videos, and also, about
me, I have one tendency-Too give people much more strength for their fight. Everyone
has inside of himself a fire, but the same people need some wind or an explosion
to start, like a Vulcan. For these people I will be the wind, like you are
for me, who gave me strength with your life story.
The Great fighter,
Bruce Lee, or with his real
name-Lee Juen Comme, said once The Key of eternity was live
life worth of reminiscence / remembering!
Life must be like water. Always in movement. If
one stops, you die.
One day I read something down under the pictures of the
and filled me like thunder strike me. Says --
Some people dream about great things, the other people are awake and work their
Many people look
at something on TV or read it in
a newspaper. What's interesting, and never really now, that they can also do that,
because they have nothing but boredom in their mind.
Like you read, three and half years after my heavy
injury, I made a tandem jump, you watched a video on the link that I sent to you. But maybe
you didn't see, on this Tandem jump we had to cutaway of the main canopy, and opened
parachute. When my friend
came to me, he said-OK Faca, but don't jump any more, please!
I say, If it must happen, it's happened. But I will not stop
living my life.
Yes, I'm afraid. On every jump I feel a little afraid.
It is like a fire. Never let that fire overmaster you. You must be the master.
Here we say,
when you stop being afraid, it is time to stop jumping!
And whenever you meet with misfortune, must now say, it’s not over until it’s
Together we have purpose - And never give up!!!! Like
Brothers in Arms!!!!
My drugs are my music and my dreams. I don't need drugs to take me away in another
world. The only thing that gives me a real adrenaline rush is to just think what I
have done. And I have a so many, many thoughts, Skydiving, Scubadiving, Mountaineering, Climbing,
Marshal Arts, Walking.... It is Important that the things that you do and your work is your life from
the inside! That is what makes you alive!
say-First try some of that, after that, if you think that you need to use
drugs use drugs...... ( Maybe Mind over Matter )
Sports are what I love to see on TV, and the things that make me sick are Figure Skating (because that
is I can't see in my country, means on really professional)
Jump in water ( Diving into the water) and Partner Gymnastics.
When I see what they are doing on this three kind of sports, with his body and mind,
I now realize that the world is so little. Man can do everything, if wishes, if
Today I gave my friend my Scuba diving video, and he put in on some web page. After
that I will send you a link, like the last time.
cant promise that someone will translate my movie into English, it s not easy,
like you know, but I will try.
After we finish doing the Tandem Jump on the North Pole, we will do something like
Requiem is dedicated to no one person, it is a
Celebration of music they we behind. And we will remember for all life!!!!
If you ask me how I
born, I say to you that I
created from music.
We are like
Because after all we live out-
We'll know for the first time
If we're evil or divine
We're the last in line.
And be like Winston Churchill who says-
We shall go on to the end. We shall
fight. We shall fight on the seas and oceans.
We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air.
We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be.
We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds.
We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills.
add-We shall fight for ours dreams
send to you
more pictures, but I need time, that
my parents bring to me, or friends who must scans
of my pictures.
I known that I don't write good, and you have
problems that understand me. Sorry. But I
m alone, and write from hospital.
I am never alone, if some time I am alone. Becausewhatever that I am, every good man passing with me. I
feel like inside of my life thousand warriors souls live, every man who die, which I know, is with me. They never die, just live inside of me.
difficult for me, I just remmember something
good, and say-Much more hardly, and I be strongly.
me, makes as
am always in movement, with my mind and body. Thinking positive.
New horizons, new wishes, and never stopping.
The World preffers many pleasures. You must
only make the proper steps, and only buy a one way ticket. This is a key of our success.
Success of strength, will and fortitude.
Like say Arabian maxima- All Safar-Zafar- Victory
We create our destany. Remmember the words of Greek
gods, when she says warrior beefore battle-
You will go
And will you make
Inherently is Honor, to be
good man, justice, and
thoughts. We are what we do,
left behind. We write in destany.
Because no one dies. Life and death is coherently, like Uroboros,
snake who bites
tail. Life and death is
eternaty if we left
Honor on the first place. Remmember what Viking
woman says to her warrior, give to him umbel-
Back to me, with him or on
Mother earth, and
ancient world left to as much
interesting, magic, beautiful thoughts.
And some adventure who
are awaiting on
Starting from Sumer world,
through the legendary
Atlantida island, Kingdom of Mays and Ink, Mistic
Egypt, Arabian and his
desert. Till and far away.
Never forget the Spartans and
legendary battle Gates of Fire, King Leonida, and story when his warrior come to
tell him about superiority
their many arrows. King Leonida then said
That's good, because we fight
Of the arrows).
The great victory is victory thyself.
And one picture from Faca rebel.
On this link you can see some of my pictures from
in Republic Slovenia. There are TV stations
that came to see this.
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