We were so impressed when we heard Eleanor Cunningham’s story that we had to share it! While most of us close our eyes and make a wish on our birthdays, she closed her eyes and took a leap. For her 100th birthday, the New Yorker chose to celebrate in style by skydiving above the state.
Bravery seems to only increase each year for Eleanor, as this was in fact her third skydiving adventure—a sport she began at 90 years old. Eleanor has been athletic her entire life, having learned to ski when she was 50 and then golf at 70. With the green light from her doctor, it only made sense for this adrenaline junkie to take on skydiving.
Eleanor sailed through the sky with her jump partner, and then landed smoothly and eloquently only to be embraced by her children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. She’s already planning her next jump for her 105th birthday!
Way to go Eleanor, we’re inspired by your bravery and youth! To read more about Eleanor’s incredible story, check out King 5’s coverage.Share on Facebook