About Us

OUR MISSION

HEALING THE HEART

Whether you are an avid skydiver who lives for the sport or a “bucket list” jumper- you have known and experienced the joy and freedom of freefall. Sky Warriors is a non-profit who’s mission is to bring people of all ages with non curable malignant conditions  the opportunity to “jump at life” via tandem skydive.

Our Mission is to bring hope, joy and temporary freedom to those of all ages experiencing non curable malignant conditions .

Sky Warriors does this by giving all expenses paid trips to one of our two skydiving locations and letting our recipents get the cance to jump at life via tandem skydive!

Sky Warriors is a 501(c)3 dedicated to offering those of all ages with non curable malignant conditions the chance to “jump at life” via tandem skydive!

MEET THE FOUNDER

DANA’S STORY

Sky Warriors (formerly called Jump At Life) was founded by Carl Block and inspired by his daughter, Dana Block- who is truly an inspiration to us all. The story of our charity begins on February 14 th,  2012- typically a day of love and good feelings-  when 18-year-old Dana was diagnosed with a left sided temporoparietal brain tumor. She was treated at Barrow’s Neurological Institute where the tumor was removed through a surgical procedure.

Two years later, the worst happened and Dana suffered a tumor recurrence. With the prognosis looking very bleak, Dana decided to accomplish something big off her “bucket list”: skydiving!

The feeling of freedom that Dana experienced was liberating. She was at once freed from the heavy burden of her aggressive tumor. Carl immediately saw the positive effect that free-fall had on his daughter and knew that they were on to something that needed to be shared with the world.

Carl formed Jump At Life in 2014 and has been the main driving force and passion behind the creation of this charity. Truly born out of a father’s love, our charity aims to bring the peace and freedom that Dana experienced to bring people of all ages with non curable malignant conditions worldwide.

Carl and Dana want to inspire everyone to jump at life!

TESTIMONIALS

Wise words from the Sky Warriors

“That was amazing…so cool!”

Lily Benefiel Sky Warrior

Lilly Benefiel SkyWarrior #5

Sky Warrior, 2019

“Justin is so excited. He is a true hero and has a sense of humor that is infectious to everyone around him. He has always wanted to go skydiving and now has something to look forward to during his treatments.”

We miss you Justin, Rest in Peace.

Brandy Boley, Mother of Justin Boley SkyWarrior #4

Sky Warrior, 2019

“A few weeks ago she came across a news clip from Arizona. It was about a father who started a charity with his daughter who loved life and is fighting the same monster. They started a charity to help other terminally ill catch their second wind by giving them an opportunity to tandem skydive. She was so happy with this she said she would love to try it, thinking I wouldn’t nominate her. LOL.

I nominated her and the next day Jump at Life was already back in touch with me to start working together to give Bekki the chance to skydive as a Sky Warrior. I thank you so much Carl and the Jump at life team for giving my love and rock Bekki this chance.”

We miss you Bekki, Rest In Peace.

Kathy Fricke

Leon Little, Partner of Bekki Roth SkyWarrior #3

Sky Warrior, 2019

“Dalton’s opportunity at having an impossible dream come true came in the form of the extraordinary mission of Jump at Life and a chance meeting with Carl Block. That is when Dalton’s dream became reality….Dalton would JUMP to prove that there is no limit!!!

Flying through the skies has changed his attitude about his life forever!  There are not enough words available to thank you!! There is no longer a ‘disability’, it has been replaced with the power of knowing that he has done what only 1% are brave enough to accomplish and with this in his heart “The sky is no longer a limit of what he can do!!”

 

Kathy Fricke, Mother of Dalton Fricke SkyWarrior #2

Sky Warrior, 2019

“I just want to share my gratitude and tell you thank you for everything you did for me during my first every skydiving experience. It truly was life-changing and couldn’t have come at a better time in my life…thanks for the safe jump. It’s not much but, the smiles and memories mean a lot to me.”

We miss you Geoff. Rest in Peace.

Anthony deGreef President

Geoffrey Chancey SkyWarrior #6