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90-Year-Old Figure Skater Will Warm Your Heart with Her Amazing Talent | Short Film Showcase
   National Geographic
  Published: 1 week ago

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Yvonne Dowlen discovered a lifelong love of figure skating the moment she stepped on the ice. Her passion led to a career as a touring performer with the Ice Capades that lasted almost 50 years. Still skating competitively at the age of 90, Dowlen shares her inspiring story in this touching short from Balcony Nine Media and reminds viewers that, “what you do with your life and what you find enjoyable with your life is up to you”.
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17 hours ago
she may have been 90 but she had the legs of a 20 year old😂


5 days ago
i wish i had motivation in life and reasons to live


5 days ago
A life well lived. She truly had a full life. Thank you for your message, Yvonne Dowlen. May you skate in peace.


5 days ago
MAY THE LORD rest her soul !!!!!


1 week ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I appreciated her enthusiasm for life in general and her words of wisdom.


1 week ago
what an absolutely beautiful person. i am so happy for her that she got to live the life she wanted and was so happy. may she rest in peace.


1 week ago
😲! This was amazingly awesome! ...and the 🎶 was perfect. RIP😇


1 week ago
This woman is so awesome


1 week ago
I hope to age as gracefully as she did! SHE'S A LEGEND!


1 week ago
Bravo!!


1 week ago
<3


1 week ago
We need to cure aging.


1 week ago
Incredible


1 week ago
And with TrumpCare so much of the older generation will either die or go bankrupt if they ever get sick. Yeah, Fuck you Trump. Fuck you Republican Party. YOU ARE MURDERERS!


1 week ago
Skating will set you free.


1 week ago
I don't know what I like. I have no hobbies, no interests, no talent. Nothing.


1 week ago
I'm crying so hard rn


1 week ago
Anyone who dislike this needs to get the shit beat out of them...


1 week ago
I'm in awe. This was one remarkable lady, who leaves us with the simple message: Never give up.


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