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World War Two veteran nurse celebrates 100th birthday by jumping out of plane for SKYDIVE 


Florida World War Two veteran nurse celebrates her 100th birthday by jumping out of plane for SKYDIVE

  • Raymonde Sullivan celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday by jumping more than 10,000 feet into the air, skydiving for the first time
  • Sullivan’s family and friends watched in awe as they cheered her on
  • The former World War II nurse said that she ‘had never done it and I’ve done a lot of things in 100 years’
  •  After soaring like a bird over the Florida Coast she was elated be back back on solid ground  describing the experience as ‘scary’  

A nurse who served on the frontlines during World War II celebrated her 100th birthday in the most daring of ways on Monday by jumping out of an airplane 10,000 feet in the air, and skydiving for the first time. 

‘I had never done it and I’ve done a lot things in 100 years,’ Raymonde Sullivan said.

The feisty centenarian, who is a mother, grandmother and great grandmother, added:  ‘I thought I must do it while I can.’ 

Sullivan had the skydiving adventure on her bucket list.  

She told her friends, two years ago, that if she was ever to hit 100 she would skydive.  She said her friends appeared a bit skeptical, Newsweek reported. 

Raymonde Sullivan gives herself a birthday treat when she jumped out of a plane and went sky diving for the first time on Monday. She is pictured here attached to her sky diving instructor more than 10,000 feet high in the air

Sullivan had this sky diving adventure on her bucket list. 'I had never done it and I've done a lot things in 100 years,' she told NBC News5.  'I thought I must do it while I can'

Sullivan had this sky diving adventure on her bucket list. ‘I had never done it and I’ve done a lot things in 100 years,’ she told NBC News5.  ‘I thought I must do it while I can’

On Monday, Sullivan proved all the naysayers wrong when she jumped 10,000 feet of a plane and soared like a bird over the Florida coast, as her family, friends and neighbors stood on the tarmac, taking video, snapping photos and cheering her on.

The awe-inspiring scenes were filmed by the company Skydive Sebastian based in the city of Sebastian in Indian River County in Florida.  

Sullivan served as a wartime nurse, in a role that often times were unpredictable and dangerous. And Monday’s skydive mission appeared no different.

Once Sullivan dropped out of the plane, there was no turning back. She was freefalling and going at a speeds of approximately 120 mph, dropping 200 feet per second, all while attached to her instructor.

The mother of four, who is described as the ‘matriarch’ by family members, has six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

After she made the grand landing she was elated to be back on solid ground, describing the experience as ‘scary.’

Raymonde Sullivan, pictured here with her skydiving instructor of Skydive Sebastian locatedin Indian River County, Florida is en route to solid ground. Family, friends and neighbors were cheering her on from afar. She  described the experience as 'scary'

Raymonde Sullivan, pictured here with her skydiving instructor of Skydive Sebastian locatedin Indian River County, Florida is en route to solid ground. Family, friends and neighbors were cheering her on from afar. She  described the experience as ‘scary’ 

Raymonde Sullivan pictured here with some  family members celebrating her 90th birthday

Raymonde Sullivan pictured here with some  family members celebrating her 90th birthday

The exciting adventure was all captured on video for all to see.  ‘Grandma wanted to go skydiving for her 100th birthday!! wrote one of her grandchildren on Facebook.

The Florida  resident, who is originally from England, also received good cheers from relatives all the way back home. 

‘If James Bond cast as a lady suggest we just saw a cracking good candidate! 

‘Well dun Auntie Ray from Leigh, Anita, Frank, Jan and all families in UK. What a lady ! Happy Birthday gal!’ a family member wrote. 

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