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85-Year-Old Woman Skydives

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 GLADEWATER (KYTX) - An 85-year-old woman said goodbye to her Buckner Westminster Retirement Center and trades it in for the Gladewater Airport.  She boarded a plane to skydive.   Sue DeCostanza strapped herself to her instructor and took off for an experience of a lifetime. She went thousands of feet into the sky before jumping out for a free fall.  

After she safely landed, she gave family and friends hugs on shaky legs. She says her favorite part was the gentle glide.  

"Just when the parachute was out, I felt like a bird." - Sue Decontanza

Sue says she already wants to do it again.  Sue was rewarded a medal of courage from the Gladewater Mayor. 

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