Her name is Raymonde Sullivan and her history turned viral for celebrating his 100 years in an unusual way according to his age. How? Skydiving over 10,000 feet. The former World War II nurse revealed that it was something that she had pending and finally she was able to fulfill it.
She is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and has done hundreds of crazy things in her life, but one thing was missing: jumping on parachute. That is why she dared to do it while she can, according to information from the Daily Mail. The woman flew through the skies of Florida, United States,
According to the Newsweek portal, Raymonde told her friends two years ago that if she reached the age of 100, she would jump in a parachute no matter how her heart might react. They thought it was a joke, but in the end it wasn’t.
On Monday, May 2, Sullivan kept his word and silenced his main critics, who did not believe that the woman was capable of jumping more than 10,000 feet. In the company of an instructor, the former nurse jumped out of a plane and even recorded videos.
It is worth mentioning that the veteran’s ‘wish’ was possible thanks to the Skydive Sebastian company, which gave her all the equipment and, in addition, the instructor helped take photos for the memory.
Sullivan is the mother of four children, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is listed as the ‘matriarch’ of the family for everything she has achieved in life and earning the respect of an entire nation.
After parachuting, one of the grandchildren uploaded a family photo on Facebook and wrote the feat of his ‘nona’. “Grandma wanted to go skydiving for her 100th birthday,” It said in the caption of the post. Few people live to be 100 years old, and even fewer decide to jump more than 10,000 feet out of a plane as a birthday present.