A 91-year-old #Indiana #veteran was released from the hospital after beating a case of the #coronavirus.
The veteran, named Gerald, served in both the Vietnam and Korean wars and was admitted to Riverview Health on March 21 after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to a Facebook post from the hospital.
He spent ten days recovering on the med/surg floor before staff moved him to acute rehab. Gerald spent another ten days there before he was discharged on Friday, having triumphed over the coronavirus. “Though this time can be scary and uncertain, stories like Gerald’s keep us going every day,” Riverview Health said in a statement on Facebook.
The elderly are some of the most likely to fall prey to the coronavirus, yet Gerald is far from alone in beating the virus at his age.
Bill Kelly, a 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon, beat the virus, as well as fellow World War II veteran William Lapschies, who is 104 years old. A 90-year-old from Washington state also survived the virus, crediting God and potato soup for helping her to recover.
But the oldest survivor of the coronavirus is a 104-year-old Italian grandmother who was also alive to witness the Spanish Flu. #binspirednews