What A Legend: 95-year Old Great Grandmother Beats COVID

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Good things can still happen. 95-year old Rosemary McCabe was released on Friday from North York General Hospital in Toronto after finally beating COVID-19. She had been hospitalized for 32 days.

When Rosemary was first admitted, her family was really scared, her grandson Andrew Spencer told HuffPost Canada.

“We didn’t think there was a high probability she would get through it,” he said. “We know she’s an extremely resilient person, as one has to be, I suppose, just to make it to 95. But we were realists, and to be honest, our number one concern was that she was going to pass without someone by her side.”

People over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of serious illness if they contract COVID-19. They also may be more likely to exhibit “atypical” symptoms, like sleeping more, eating less, and acting confused or apathetic.

While Rosemary was in the hospital, the hospital’s nurses facilitated conversations with her family, Spencer said. She has a huge family: Spencer’s mom is the oldest of Rosemary's nine children. He’s one of her 33 grandchildren, and she also has 16 great-grandchildren. So she received a lot of calls, which the hospital’s staff helped put through.

Rosemary is home now and feels even better than before she was admitted to hospital with COVID! 

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