This Grandma Went Skydiving At The Age Of 94
Meet your newest role model.
Skydiving isn’t for the faint of heart, but one adventurous grandma was up for the challenge. Accompanied by her granddaughter and great-granddaughter, Ella Campbell, 94, went skydiving to celebrate her birthday, and we can’t help admiring her chutzpah. When asked why she decided to give skydiving a try, she responded, “‘Cause I’m nuts!”
“I probably won’t make it another year,” she explained further, “so it had to be this year.” We’re not so sure. Campbell seems pretty feisty. Surely there’s more than enough time to check some additional items off her bucket list?
We’ll let you be the judge. The Above the Poconos Skydivers group caught everything on camera, from the jump through to the landing, and it really is incredible to watch:
Campbell maintained her composure from the moment she jumped all the way through to her graceful landing. Once she was on the ground, she had just one thing to say: “Holy cow!”
Is this an experience she’d repeat or recommend? You bet! “I might have to do this again next year,” she said. “Everybody ought to do it. It was wonderful.” We guess it’s safe to say this skydiving experience was a success.
Many people online are applauding her bravery. “AWESOME!!! God bless her heart. We love her,” one Twitter user wrote.
AWESOME!!! God bless her heart. We love her!
— Terrie Stinson (@tceero) October 24, 2017
Some are calling her an “inspiration.”
Bless her heart. What an inspiration! 👏🏼
— Danielle Summers (@jpm220) October 24, 2017
The word “hero” is even being thrown about.
My new hero
— Christina Livingston (@Maxsmom90) October 25, 2017
Campbell isn’t the only grandma to go all out in celebration of living a long life. 98-year-old Gladys nearly broke the internet several months ago with an epic birthday party photo shoot. For the very special occasion, she died her hair blue, sipped champagne straight from the bottle and ate cake with her hands:
These grandmas definitely know how to celebrate. And they’re proving—above all else—that age is nothing but a number.