Grandmother Skydives For Charity On Her 80th Birthday

Leaping out of a plane thousands of feet above the ground doesn’t usually make the list of ‘things nanniet enjoy doing’ – but one fearless Maltese woman showed the world that thrill-seeking has no age limit.

Lucia Tanti celebrated her 80th birthday in style, as she went skydiving for a cause. And if you’re impressed by her incredible spirit, you can make her birthday even better by donating here.

Most people would be a little nervous before their first skydive, but not Lucia. She tells Lovin Malta that she was so excited to go, she couldn’t get a wink of sleep the night before.

When asked what inspired such a crazy venture, her response was simple: “I want to feel as free as a bird. I would also love to take the opportunity to help others feel free as possible – especially those suffering from cancer and other sickness.”

If you were considering taking the plunge and, well, plunging, Lucia has some kind, nanna advice for you. “If you want to do it, why not? It is very safe and the instructors know exactly what they’re doing.”

“Plus,” she added, “doing it for a good cause makes me want to do it over and over again.”

We cannot emphasise just how awestuck and inspired we are by Lucia’s adventure, and we hope everyone keeps donating to her birthday fundraiser to keep this positive surge going.