“My husband’s grandma was diagnosed with COVID-19, and she’s getting better,” reads the headline.
Geneva Wood, who lived at Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, tested positive for coronavirus on March 6, her grand-daughter-in-law, Kate Neidigh writes in “Seattle Refined.”
However, you may be surprised to learn it’s not a “doom and gloom” story, writes Meidigh.
Wood was placed in isolation at Harborview Medical Center and expected to be gone any day. However, the 90-year-old great-great grandmother, who refused to go down without a fight, is now a beacon of hope for millions.
The family reports that as of March 17, this feisty woman (her family describes her as a “bat out of hell”) was fully off her oxygen, tested negative for the disease and had only a few symptoms left.
“Who are we to question the fighting spirit of a tough ol’ Texas coot!” says her daughter Cami Neidigh. “If anyone’s going to give the middle finger to a killer virus, it’s her.”
“My family and I are sharing this story because we feel it’s important to give people some hope,” says Cami.
“Getting this virus is not necessarily a death sentence for the elderly or anybody,” Cami advises. “Be more afraid of spreading it. It’s a wake-up call to take care of each other. Find positive ways to help others out.”
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