103-year-old Jennie Stejna, a huge Boston Red Sox fan, tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago in her Massachusetts nursing home. Stejna became very ill, and her family members even called to say their final goodbyes.
Via USA Today:
Stejna didn’t really grasp or understand COVID-19, Gunn said, but did know she was very ill. Gunn said there was always a staff member by her side.
As Stejna’s condition worsened, Gunn said they called to say what they thought were their final goodbyes. She thanked Stejna for everything she had done for her. When Shelley’s husband, Adam Gunn, asked whether Stejna was ready to go to heaven, she replied, “Hell yes.”
But on May 13, Stejna learned that she recovered from COVID-19. The nursing staff rewarded Stejna with a Bud Light, and she chugged the celebratory beer.
A well-deserved brewski for Stejna, and an awesome story we all could all use in these difficult times.