Offbeat 93-Year-Old Michigan Woman Battles Fear of Water By Riding Giant Slide at Her YMCA

13:42  25 may  2018
13:42  25 may  2018 Source:   insideedition.com

'Angel' Caught on Camera in Stunning Image From Michigan

  'Angel' Caught on Camera in Stunning Image From Michigan The incredible sight was captured on local fire chief Glen Thorman's motion sensor security camera.The image out of Northern Michigan shows a glowing silhouette hovering above a pickup truck.

A 93 - year - old Michigan woman slid right through her lifelong fear of water by cascading down a giant slide and into the YMCA pool in her neighborhood. Since her husband died, Lucy has made the gym in Temperance her home away from home.

93 - Year - Old Michigan Woman Battles Fear of Water by Riding Giant Slide at Her YMCA . Driver in Fatal New Jersey Bus Crash Was 77- Year - Old Man With 14 Previous License Suspensions.

93-Year-Old Michigan Woman Battles Fear of Water By Riding Giant Slide at Her YMCA© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. 93-Year-Old Michigan Woman Battles Fear of Water By Riding Giant Slide at Her YMCA

Whee!

A 93-year-old Michigan woman slid right through her lifelong fear of water by cascading down a giant slide and into YMCA pool in her neighborhood.

Since her husband died, Lucy has made the gym in Temperance her home away from home. She works out three times a week, spending three hours on each visit in the pool.

She never gets in over her shoulders, and trainers Ben and Taylor, who've become like family to her, keep a keen eye on her.

"Lucy is a character, I'll tell you that," Ben told InsideEdition.com. "She's not a swimmer. She's always a little nervous around water."

'Angel' Caught on Camera in Stunning Image From Michigan

  'Angel' Caught on Camera in Stunning Image From Michigan The incredible sight was captured on local fire chief Glen Thorman's motion sensor security camera. Has one photo captured a miracle of spiritual proportions?The image out of Northern Michigan shows a glowing silhouette hovering above a pickup truck.Local Fire Chief Glen Thorman says his home's motion sensor security camera snapped the photo last Tuesday. A second image shows the "angel" appearing fly away. “I was just like, 'Woah!' I thought, 'That's an angel!" he told Inside Edition. His wife, Rhonda, is taking the image as a sign her home is blessed.

A 93 - year - old Michigan woman slid right through her lifelong fear of water by cascading down a giant slide and into YMCA pool in her neighborhood. Since her husband died, Lucy has made the gym in Temperance her home away from home. She works out three times a week

A 93 - year - old Michigan woman slid right through her lifelong fear of water by cascading down a giant slide and into the YMCA pool in her neighborhood. Since her husband died, Lucy has made the gym in Temperance her home away from home.

But she's managed to subdue her apprehension, thanks to Ben and Taylor, but when they both encouraged her to take a spin around the corkscrew-shaped water slide, she balked a bit.

Then she decided, oh what the heck.

"Once she got up there and sat down, I said, 'Once you start scootin', you're going down,''' Taylor recounted. "She said 'Alright.' She was ready and she went down before I even knew it."

At the bottom, Ben was positioned to catch her.

So what was going through her mind as she began her spiraling journey? "I thought, 'Why are you doing this, you silly old lady?'

"But I'd do it again," she proclaimed. She even had a good time.

"I was very nervous when she got to the bottom," Ben said. But "she couldn't wipe the smile off her face and I couldn't wipe the smile off mine."

Little triumphs like this make big differences to an elderly woman who still wants to have fun.

"It has kept me going," she says.

Woman stuck in bathtub for 70 hours: police .
Woman stuck in bathtub for 70 hours: policeSouth Simcoe police say officers were sent to a home in Bradford, Ont., on Wednesday night after a concerned friend said she'd been unable to contact the woman.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!