WILBRAHAM, Mass. — She was the first in her nursing home to test positive for coronavirus — and the first to recover.
So Jennie Stejna, a 103-year-old great-great-grandmother and hard-core Boston sports fan known for listening to Red Sox games on the radio, celebrated with a cold Bud Light.
Stejna contracted coronavirus a few weeks ago and, family members told the Easton Journal, was not expected to survive. Family members had already called Stejna at Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Mass., to say goodbye after her condition had worsened, Shelley Gunn, Stejna’s granddaughter, told the Journal.
But on May 13, she had a turnaround.
“This feisty old Polish grandmother of ours officially beat the coronavirus,” Adam Gunn, Stejna’s grandson-in-law, told the Journal.
The nursing home staff offered Stejna, formerly a bingo and crochet enthusiast until she was diagnosed with arthritis, an icy Bud Light to celebrate the good news.
Stejna, who has a “feisty fighting spirit,” according to her granddaughter, relished a couple swigs and said “that’s cold,” in a video posted by TMZ and on YouTube. Asked if the beer was good, she simply replied, “Yeah.”
Stejna has lived in western Massachusetts her whole life, the Journal reported. Her husband, Teddy, died at 82 in 1992. The couple were together for 54 years, the family said.
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