A 90-year-old great-grandmother diagnosed with coronavirus has survived the disease and is on her way to making a full recovery.
Geneva Wood has lived a long and fun life. The 90-year-old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother has lived through wars and recessions — but she nearly died from coronavirus.
Wood, a resident at the Life Care Centre in Seattle, which experienced a severe surge in cases of the virus, tested positive for Covid-19 on 6 March, according to reports.
“I didn’t wanna eat,” she said. “I didn’t eat from Monday till Friday!”
Wood’s daughter, Cami Neidigh, said she thought her mother’s diagnosis was a “death sentence,” given her age. Doctors agreed — they said she wasn’t going to make it.
Wood’s family, her four living children, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren were cited as her driving force to beat the disease.
“I’m going to fight this for my family and make everyone proud,” she is said to have told her daughter Cami Neidigh through a glass pane while in isolation.
But Wood said that prayer — and a cup of soup from her children — helped her recover.
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