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Here's Amy fearfully cradling her head in her hands on a roller coaster surrounded by teenage girls having a great time.

What would you pay to get your boss to jump out of an airplane?

$5? $50? $500? Would you give her a good push her for free? Have you already done it and hope you don’t get caught?

If you haven’t and you want to, try to contain your jealousy. I was very excited to learn that my boss, Amy Palmer, COO and co-founder of Operation Homefront, will be jumping out of an airplane June 26. I was somewhat less excited to learn she will be wearing a parachute. But then I got excited again when she agreed to let us do a fund drive to raise money for military families in need, and that she’s taking a flip cam to record her fears and probable pants-wetting for posterity and our YouTube peanut gallery.

Amy has promised that if she chickens out, she’ll personally match money pledged in our Jump, Amy, Jump! “fun raiser.” She freely admits she is utterly terrified. Parachuting is on her bucket list, but she once became so petrified on a Ferris wheel that she burst into tears, grounded all three teenagers who had trapped her on it and took away their cars to boot.

Only one was actually her child.

Gotta say, I admire the woman for facing her fears. It would take eight figures, Rohypnol and a Timothy Olyphant/Tom Welling tandem sandwich to get me out that door.

So I hope you’ll join in the fun of getting Amy out of the plane and safely back to solid ground. Every dollar we raise will help push her out; I’m putting up $100 to feed the kitty.

As we say so often throughout this organization: Every penny counts. Click here to make a difference. Click here to share words of encouragement or mockery for Amy on our Facebook page.

This is gonna be fun.

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