A 103-year-old Massachusetts woman who recovered from Covid-19
celebrated with her favorite drink — a cold beer, her family told CNN.
When Jennie Stejna tested positive for coronavirus in late April, her
family began preparing for the worst, granddaughter Shelley Gunn said.
At one point, her family was told that Stejna had stopped eating and
drinking and might not make it through the night. They called her for
one last goodbye, Gunn said.
But instead of a grim phone call from Stejna’s nursing home, on May 8
they received the news that she had tested negative, and was
symptom-free, the family said.
“The nurses came into her room, and she said, “I’m not sick anymore, Get the hell out,'” Gunn said.
The nursing home staff honored Stejna’s perseverance with one of her favorite treats — an ice-cold beer.
“I think it’s given everyone a smile and some hope, while it’s dark days for everybody,” Gunn said.