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Watch: 102-year-old woman broke record for skydiving and did it for charity too!

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Irene O’Shea became the oldest skydiver in the world with a charity jump from 4270 metres after losing her daughter to Motor Neurone Disease

 

Irene O’Shea celebrated her 100th birthday by skydiving for the first time. Now two years later, it has turned into an annual way for her to celebrate her birthday. This year, she broke a record as the olderst skydiver to ever take the step off a plane and down towards Earth.

This year, she did the jump in honour of her late daughter who passed from Motor Neurone Disease. She decided to dedicate the jump to her daugher and use the opportunity to raise funds for charity.

According to the Australian based company, SA Skydiving, Irene is an absolute joy and her latest jump went really well. For the last three jumps, she has had the same instructor Jed Smith, a 24-year-old paramedic.

Friends and family, including Irene’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were awaiting for her on the ground. In the video below, she can be seen smiling before making the jump. Irene doesn’t think she is an adrenaline junkie, she sees herself as a normal person, just like everyone else.

If Irene can do this at 102, we can then guarentee that we can do anything if we set our minds to it. Irene is an inspiration and proves that you are never too old to have fun or do a little good. While we are not ready to start skydiving, we are ready to do something on the bucket list.


Sources: Twitter / ABC News
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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