STRANGE BUT TRUE
IRENE O’Shea may have just started skydiving two years ago at the age of 100, but she is showing no signs of stopping now.
The 102-year-old great-grandmother of 11 attempted to break the record for the world’s oldest skydiver after she leapt from a plane in South Australia on Sunday.
O’Shea completed the milestone jump to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Association of SA, or MNDSA.
O’Shea, whose daughter died of the disease at 67, was able to raise nearly $12,000, according to the Adelaide-based newspaper The Advertiser.
The 102-year-old was challenging a previous record held by Kenny Meyers, a New Jersey man who set the latest record in 2017 after completing his jump in Sussex County.
“Possibly I will jump next year, and, if I live long enough, I’ll jump at 105,” she told The Advertiser.