This Grandma Went Skydiving At The Age Of 94

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.

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Some are calling her an “inspiration.”

The word “hero” is even being thrown about.

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.

[h/t: Mashable]

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Twin Sisters Delivered Their Babies On The Same Day

Twins have this uncanny way of sharing things throughout their lives. Fraternal twin sisters, Danielle Grant and Kim Abraham, took sharing to a whole new level when they delivered their new babies on the same day!

A Total Coincidence To Start

The sisters did not intend to start their families at the same time. Fate just seemed to decide for the pair.

“Total coincidence,” Grant told her local New Jersey paper, the Asbury Park Press. “We both wanted babies, but we didn’t think we would get pregnant the same time. This was not planned.”

That didn’t mean the news shocked them when they found out.

“We laughed because we always thought it would happen, and then it actually did,” said Grant. “It’s really cool.”

As their pregnancies progressed, both Grant and Abraham discovered the similarities would just keep coming. At their co-gender reveal party, the sisters happily discovered they would both have boys.

When it came to the actual delivery day, though, the sisters stepped in to make sure the perfect ending would happen, if at all possible.

Moms Give Sons Same Birthday

Even though both moms-to-be had the same due date—April 22—their sons decided to take their time. Ultimately, Grant and Abraham decided they wanted their sons to share the same birthday. So, when they had to pick an induction date, of course they settled on the same day: April 28.

The 32-year-old sisters gave birth separated only by one hospital room. Grant gave birth to eight-pound, 12-ounce Roman at 11:42 a.m. A few hours later, Abraham delivered nine-pound, 12-ounce Aaron at 3:21 p.m.

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What Are The Chances For Twins Sharing Delivery Dates?

Both mom and babies are doing fine. The new moms marvel at the amount of love and support shown from family, friends and even strangers.

“We were like, ‘What are the chances of us actually having them on the same day?'” Abraham told the Today Show. “It’s such a great way to bring a baby into this world. The well wishes and happiness from strangers is just unbelievable.”

How rare is this double birth by twins? A mathematician said the odds of twins giving birth on the same day is about eight in 100,000.

The families plan to throw co-birthday celebrations as the boys get older. And both moms admit they plan to dress the babies alike, even though they are cousins.

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“We’ll dress them in the same outfit,” Grant said to the Asbury Park Press. “We were dressed alike but in different colors growing up, so we’re going to torture them like that, too.”

Meet Lucy, The 1 In 48 Million Baby Who Has The Same Birthday As Both Parents

How often do you meet someone born on the same day as you? Chances are, most of have met a birthday twin or two.

But what if you ended up dating that person? Or not only dating them, but marrying them? The odds would be much lower. Well, how about if you meet someone born on the same day as you, marry him/her, and then have a baby together who is also born on the same day? At this point you are looking at odds of 1 in 48 million.

This is exactly what happened to Caitlin and Tom Perkins of Australia. The couple were both born on Aug. 16, 1986, just 50 minutes apart. When Caitlin became pregnant and the due date was set for August, of course everyone was thinking how cool it would be if baby arrived on mom’s and dad’s birthday—and, remarkably, she did. Aug. 16 rolled around and Caitlin went into labor naturally, making baby Lucy a beautiful birthday gift for both Caitlin and Tom.

The doctor who delivered little Lucy shared the story of this rare occurrence on Facebook:

Aug. 16 will forever be a very special day for this family as they celebrate three birthdays every year.

Grandson Surprises His Grandma With The Most Touching Birthday Gift Ever

When David Goodlings picked up his grandma and went for a drive, she thought she was listening to the radio. But she got the cutest and sweetest surprise of her life: an announcement over the speakers from friends and family, wishing her the best birthday ever.

David’s grandma turned 86 and this honesty the most clever and thoughtful thing I’ve seen. If only I had the editing skills to pull off such a feat! Kudos, David, you are a wonderful grandson and your nan is lucky to have you in her life!

These Two Relatives Have Exchanged The SAME Birthday Card For 47 Years

Despite the number of digital aids out there aimed at helping us remember birthdays, it’s still easy to miss one. Facebook makes it simple to shoot off a quick “Happy Bday!” message on someone’s wall, but actually sending a card is another thing.

These two relatives have taken sending birthday wishes to the next level. As Reddit user LincolnsLostSpeach shared, her fiance’s uncle and cousin have exchanged the SAME EXACT birthday card with each other for 47 years. That’s 94 exchanges of one card.

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Not only is it amazing that the paper card, a Hallmark creation purchased in 1970 for 25 cents, hasn’t ripped, disintegrated or been lost in the mail after being sent 96 times—it’s amazing that the two men, Bill and Steve, have each been on top of their card-sending game for nearly half a century.

Here’s the front of the card:

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Thanks for inspiring us, Bill and Steve!