Lora Lee Chapman

Age: 55

"Aging is great

because it means

you are still alive!"

age: 55  profession: Sales


What is the best thing about being your age?

Freedom. So many things I used to worry about just don't even matter. I just live my life without worrying about them.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Surviving stage 4 cancer in 2017.

What's your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?

Jumping out of an airplane. I want to do it again.

What is your most treasured possession?

Gosh, this one is surprisingly hard to answer. I have a lot of heirloom antiques. I guess I would say my house in New York, it has been in the family since 1929.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Health and being with the man I love, eating a meal that he cooked for us.

What is a trait you are most proud of?

I am amazingly resilient. I just have a great bounce-back.

What is your greatest fear?

My cancer coming back is my greatest fear.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would like to be taller.

what is your greatest extravagance?

Real Maple Syrup, I never compromise on this.

What do you most value in your friends?

Acceptance. Friends who let me be me, and know who I am and have known since I was a young girls. My friends of 45 years are my greatest delight!

What advice would you give your younger self?

I would tell my younger self to not be so practical all the time. Get a little wild now and then. Also, travel more. Every chance you get to go somewhere, take it!

What is your motto or favorite quote?

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" – Wayne Gretzsky

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