PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — An 85-year-old man in Pinellas County isn’t letting age get in the way of his birthday wish — a skydiving trip benefitting a good cause.
Norm Bungard is scheduled to jump out of a perfectly good plane for the fourth time, Thursday.
This time he’s fundraising for Neighborly, an organization that provides home and community-based services for local seniors.
Norm is sending a message to other elderly community members as he makes his birthday jump.
“I’m not trying to encourage anyone to jump out of a plane. I’m just saying, be more confident and you can probably do a lot more than you think you can do,” the 85-year-old said. “If you think about it, yah, this pain is there and it’s probably going to stay there but, I can do other things.”
You can learn more about the organization and donate to Norm’s birthday fundraiser on Neighborly.