Greeting us with some good news amid the COVID-19 pandemic gloom, 103-year-old Jennie Stejna from Massachusetts survived a bout with the coronavirus after being diagnosed with the same three weeks ago. Developing a fever at the nursing home where she lived, Stejna was the first to test positive for coronavirus. Also Read - COVID-19 Antibodies May Last Only Few Months After Infection
As her condition rapidly deteriorated, owing to her age, her family was called to say their final goodbyes. Stejna reportedly has three grandchildren and great grandchildren and on contracting the virus, she was moved to a separate ward. Kept under constant observation by her caregivers, Stejna always had a staff member by her side. Also Read - COVID-19 Prevention Tips: 3 Ways to Avoid Contracting The Virus From Deliveries
Stejna’s granddaughter Shelly Gunn and her husband Adam Gunn were among those who called to say their final goodbyes but on May 13 were greeted with the good news. In an interview with USA Today, Adam shared, “This feisty old Polish grandmother of ours officially beat the coronavirus. We’re truly very thankful.” Also Read - Bihar Lockdown News: Shutdown in State From July 16-31, 75 Found COVID Positive at BJP Headquarters in Patna
As she miraculously recovered, the doctors allowed her to celebrate with an ice cold Bud Light, something that Shelly told the news agency that Stejna loved but hadn’t had in a long time. While the nursing home still has 33 cases of coronavirus, the Twitterati joined Stejna in her celebrations.
Taking to their respective Twitter handles, while one user wrote, “Jennie Stejna, 103, beat coronavirus. So, she celebrated with a beer. (Wouldn’t be my first choice of beers, but respect!)” another tweeted, “Cheers to you Jennie Stejna! The next drink is on us” and yet another gushed, “Whenever you have a thought that you’re a bad MFer remember Jennie Stejna is badder than you’ll ever be. Massachusetts woman beats COVID-19, celebrates with Bud Light” sic
Check out Twitter’s wishes for Stejna here: