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Symbol of hope – 90-year-old grandmother recovering from coronavirus

By  Mar 23, 2020

Geneva Wood, a 90-year-old grandmother, from Seattle is fast becoming a symbol of hope for everyone in the face of the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. “There is hope,” stated Wood as she is slowly recovering from COVID-19.

Wood was recovering from a stroke at the Life Care Centre in Washington, and in fact she had almost recovered and doctors were planning on releasing her, then the 90-year-old unfortunately contracted COVID-19, and the whole centre was locked down.

“She is absolutely tough as nails,” James Neidigh, Wood’s grandson commented to TODAY. “She is definitely the type of person who could make it through anything.”

And this tough grandmother isn’t afraid of hard work as she spent her career working nights on a maternity ward, before obtaining a degree in hospital administration.

When Wood tested positive to COVID-19 on the 6th of March the whole family were shocked as she had literally just recovered from a serious stroke.

Speaking to TODAY her daughter, Cami Neidigh (60), commented “For her to fight back from that stroke and to go through all that rehab, and it’s a stupid virus that is going to take her out, of all things, it was just shocking.”

However clearly Wood is clearly a fighter and has started to recover and has become a symbol of hope in these troubled times.

 

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