The minute Robert Zerance saw Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman go skydiving in the 2007 movie "The Bucket List," he knew he wanted to jump out of a plane, too.
Zerance, 34, a familiar face at Graul's Market in Hereford, where he helps load groceries into cars, loves to ride roller coasters. He's ridden every single one at Hershey Park, Six Flags, Kings Dominion and Disney World. He figured sky diving would simply be a different kind of thrill.
After his adventure was postponed twice because of bad weather, he did a tandem jump with instructor Jamie Sides from the Chambersburg Skydiving Center on Nov. 5.
"We jumped out at 14,000 feet and it was really great. I wasn't scared at all," he said. "It felt different from a roller coaster. I felt like a bird."
Soaring to new heights is nothing new to Zerance, who has neurological and physical difficulties following a 1981 accident. He was 4 when he was hit by a car in Baltimore and was in a coma for 21 days. Today, he walks with a limp and doesn't have full use of his left hand.