What goes up, must come down. And today — Chris Van Vliet learned that the hard way. He went up on top of a popular hotel in Downtown Miami and then jumped off — all for a great cause. And hey, look! He survived.

Look high, up in the sky in Downtown Miami … it’s not a bird or a plane. This is Over The Edge — a fundraiser for the Miami Children’s Initiative.

Cecilia Gutierrez, Miami Children’s Initiative: “We are intentionally investing in the children of this community because we believe in their brilliance and their greatness and we believe they can all break a cycle of poverty by staying in school.”

This is the fourth year for daredevils to rappel down the side of the JW Marriott Marquis … including bride to be Suneliz Santana who won the Miami Children’s Initiative’s “Wed over the Edge” contest — an all expense paid wedding fit for pair of daredevils.

Suneliz Santana: “It’s going to be interesting.”

With their four kids by their side, she and fiancé Vincent Scott are getting married on top of the hotel — and then they’re rappelling down the side.

Suneliz Santana: “It’s going to be a wedding we’ll never forget. We’ll be talking about it for years.”

And this is the view they’ll be talking about.

Chris Van Vliet: “You see that? That’s a long way down.”

Nineteen stories … 200 feet straight down to be exact and like Suneliz, I’m a daredevil too. But before we can go down, we have to gear up.

Volunteer: “So be careful with this, it’s in a very vulnerable position.”

Chris Van Vliet: “Haha. Oh I see.”

And yes, the harness is just as uncomfortable as it looks. One final check…

Volunteer: “We’re good, we’re good. We’re good.”

Chris Van Vliet: “We’re good.”

Now we’re ready for training.

So easy that it’s time to head outside to do the real thing.

Instructor: “Start walking toward the edge.”

Chris Van Vliet: “Wow. Well there’s only one way down from here I guess. And it’s straight down.”

And the rush comes to an end with both feet back on the ground.

Chris Van Vliet: “Back on solid ground, but I feel like I can do anything now!”

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