STRANGE BUT TRUE

Central Telegraph - - NEWS THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY -

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.

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