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French multiple sclerosis sufferer Marc Kopp talks during an interview with AFP in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU: A multiple sclerosis sufferer hoping to become the first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest says he wants his feat of daring to send "a message of hope" to others with the disease.
"Seeing her so frightened made me realise I had to be strong, I had to face my illness," he added.
As his condition worsened, he became increasingly determined not to simply become a victim and instead began volunteering for a support group for fellow sufferers.
"I always wanted some adventure in my life, like my childhood hero Tintin," he said, referring to the Belgian comic book hero who also travelled to the Himalayas in search of excitement.-AFP
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