A 107-year-old woman of Kalamazoo, Michigan took the ride of her life on Friday and said she wasn’t scared one bit.
Violetta Coleman crossed motorcycle ride off of her things to do list after Hallmark Living arranged for the woman to hit the road.
“We are just tickled that we were able to give her this day,” the admission director Carrie Freeman told Fox 17. “It’s something she’s wanted ever since she was a little kid. So at 107 I think she’s earned the right to ride on a motorcycle.”
Coleman was strapped and ready to go. She and the other driver made their way down Michigan streets after driving around the parking lot twice. The crowd chaired the 107-year-old on as she made her way back to the nursing home. The ride was about 5 minutes. She waved to everyone with the biggest smile on her face.
When Coleman was asked if she was scared her response was, “Hell no… I’m just, just happy.”
The woman recalled the moments she and her father used to ride his motorcycle.
“I was 14 or 15,” she told the news station. “[We] went to the ballgame. He bought me popcorn [and] crackerjacks.”
However, that was short lived after she got into a crash and she never rode again.
Coleman’s caretaker and friend of four and half years Angel Haas said that her former patient is always “happy.”
“She’s a very smart, sassy young lady you know,” Haas noted. “What I learned from her is that live every day to the fullest, you know, appreciate what you have everyday.”
The 107-year-old said she’s “happy.”
“I stay happy. I wake up in the morning happy,” Coleman added.