Most 102-year-olds don’t have a good time their birthdays by hurtling in direction of the Earth from 14,000 toes within the air and breaking a world file within the course of, however this Southern Australian resident isn’t afraid to take the leap.
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Skydiving yearly since her 100th birthday, Irene O’Shea made her third leap this previous Sunday not solely to have a good time, but in addition to honor her daughter who handed away from Motor Neuron Illness. In accordance with SA Diving, O’Shea noticed this yr’s skydive because the “good alternative” to boost consciousness for MND. Amongst nearly 50 individuals ready for her on the bottom have been her 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and her late daughter’s husband.
To this point, the skydiving grandma has raised round $12,000 for the illness, and is hoping this yr’s leap will elevate one other $10,000.
When requested by Channel 9 about her adventurous facet and if she’d name herself an adrenaline junkie, O’Shea responded, “So far as I’m involved I’m the identical as everybody else, only a regular individual.”
Watch the record-breaking dive under.
The file was beforehand held by Bryson William Verdun Hayes, who went skydiving on the ripe age of 101 and 38 days in Might of 2017.