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    Posted December 12, 2012 by
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    What was your best moment of 2012?

    Overcoming a fear of heights

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Swimming coach Cassie Peterson‘s fear of heights was the start of a journey which culminated in this photo opportunity.

    After Cassie’s friend Kate mentioned a desire to go skydiving on Twitter, the two agreed to do it together.

    She says: “I have always been incredibly scared of heights and it's something I've always wanted to get rid of, so what better way than to jump out of a plane. It was the most exhilarating, exciting and freeing thing I've ever done.
    - mjponsford, CNN iReport producer

    What better way to overcome a fear of heights, than jumping from a plane at 14,000 ft in the air? Starting off as a joke on Twitter, 3 months later we were jumping. Once on the ground, our first thought "Can't wait to do it again!"
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