HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Trace Sherer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 20 years ago but describes it as a blessing in disguise.
"It's redirected me to find out what's important, and I live life happy,” he says.
A year ago, Trace decided to get up and make things happen, so he checked off an item on his bucket list by skydiving from 13,000 feet.
Now, he’s back at it again after fighting pneumonia in the hospital for nearly two months.
“When I was in the hospital I started saying 'I'm going to skydive as soon as I get out of here,'” Trace says.
He suited up and brought a group of people to tag along with him, including his sister Kimberly Cutchall.
“There are probably 15 or 20 people out here to jump their first jump because he's saying ‘why not’ so I'm really proud of him,” Cutchall says.
Skydiving isn't the only way Trace is living his life to the fullest. In 2011, he completed his first triathlon, then the BP MS 150 the following year.
Physical therapist Clay Ardoin decided to jump with Trace for the first time.
“He's pumped up, and we're pumped up for him, so we're excited,” Ardoin says.
So it was off for yet another exhilarating day in the sky. Moments later, we captured the landing and a sense of pure joy.
“Last year, I just went straight down, but this time you're up above the clouds and you're just going. It's so cool,” Trace says.