A 101-year-old New York woman who was born during the Spanish Flu pandemic has survived coronavirus.
Angelina Friedman, who lives in a nursing home in Lake Mohegan, was taken to hospital for a minor medical procedure on March 21, but her procedure was postponed after she tested positive for COVID-19.
After running a fever on and off for several weeks, Ms Friedman finally tested negative for the virus on April 20.
Her daughter, Joanne Merola, received a late night phone call from nurses telling her the good news - her mother was eating again and preoccupied with looking for yarn to crochet with.
Ms Merola said her mother had “super-human DNA” after surviving several obstacles in life.
“My mother is a survivor, she survived miscarriages, internal bleeding and cancer,” she told told PIX11.
"She and my dad had cancer at the same time. She survived. He didn't.”
Ms Friedman, who has outlived her 10 siblings, hasn’t let her setbacks stop her from smiling.
She was recently crowned “prom queen” at her nursing home.
Administrator Amy Elba said the beloved resident was back to her former self and enjoying life as usual.
"It also just goes to show how much the world needs hope that you can beat this at 101," Ms Elba told CNN.
Because Ms Friedman is nearly deaf, Ms Merola said she has been unable to speak to her mother on the phone, but hoped staff could show her the CNN story.
“If my mother could see this, I’d say, ‘Keep going, Ma! You’re going to outlive us all’,” Ms Merola said.
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