Australian Irene O’Shea becomes the oldest lady in history to parachute. This was his third jump.
She had already made her first jump on her 100th birthday.
Mashable reports that his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were waiting for him to land.
The lady more than a century old does not go off in the air just for adrenaline. Irene O’Shea also realized her feat to raise funds to fight neurodegenerative diseases. Her own daughter died from this type of illness 10 years ago.
A jump to 4000 meters of altitude
Still, holding a record was not her main goal as the centenary achieved this feat in order to help research against neuromotive diseases, whose daughter died 10 years ago, at the age of 67 . And she intends to achieve this through the fundraising campaign launched on the site GoFundMe.
Her performance shows that at any age, we can still afford some foolishness and nothing is impossible.
Irene O’Shea holds the world record for the oldest person to parachute but she is not registered in the Guinness Book . The oldest paratrooper to have achieved this record so far is Kenneth Meyer who jumped parachute at the age of 102 years and 172 days in 2017.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.