• Created in honor of Eric McLean, the Leukemia Ironman Fundraiser for Eric (L.I.F.E.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to cancer survivorship by providing assistance to cancer patients in need, scholarship programs, and donating to cancer research laboratories. We will help draw awareness and contribute towards finding more effective treatments, and one day, a cure.

Tennessee State Skydive Record Attempt for Sienna Howe

Inspired by the extraordinary, a friend of L.I.F.E.'s has partnered up in an attempt to shatter the Tennessee state record for most jumps in 24 hours for a great cause!  On June 6th, 2019 (weather permitting), at an airfield in Tullahoma, TN, US Army Sergeant Travis Hinton will be skydiving non-stop to help benefit Sienna Howe.  Sienna is a 20-year-old woman from Tennessee currently being treated with chemotherapy and radiation for her recently diagnosed nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Nashville. According to her mother Julie, Sienna has had to withdraw from college this spring, leave her job, and relocate to Nashville for her daily treatments.  Please consider a donation, no matter how small.

Though Travis is aiming for June 6th, the exact date will be weather dependent.  In order to successfully jump out of an airplane 300 times in one day, conditions need to be just right.  As one follower puts it, "this is one jump every 4.8 minutes for 24 hours straight?". To which Travis replied, "Wheels up to wheels up should be right around 4 minutes. We will play with exit altitude, but will jump from no lower than 2000 feet".

Sienna's social worker from the cancer center, and Eric's siblings Lindsey and Mike, all plan to be there.

If you know anyone willing to help sponsor or volunteer for this event, please contact us.

Thank you!

Travis Hinton

Travis Hinton


Sienna Howe


  • The reason that these years have been the best is that I think that I might have had a somewhat positive impact on your lives and perhaps your understanding of what cancer is and what it can do, to both those of us that it has personally attacked and those of us who know someone who is going through it. -Eric McLean
  • I just want children to be left with a better life than what I was left with," he said. "I want them to experience the feeling I had in my life when I realized that I really mattered.
    ~ Larry Hisle
  • Realistically, I have two more Olympic cycles in me. I'm not going to let this beat me.  I've gained a lot of strength from you guys, if Eric can fight 5 times over I can overcome this one year of setbacks.
    ~ Chris Solinsky
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  • Never, never, never give up.
    ~ Winston Churchill
  • I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! ~ Dr. Seuss
  • Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
    ~ Christopher Reeve
  • If you're going through hell, keep going.
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