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Great-Great-Grandmother, 103, Celebrates Beating Coronavirus By Downing A Beer

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Great-Great-Grandmother, 103, Celebrates Beating Coronavirus By Downing A Beer

A 103-year-old great-great-grandmother in the US has celebrated beating coronavirus in the best way possible: by cracking open a cold one.

Jennie Stejna's family was fearing the worst when the Massachetsus centenarian started showing Covid-19 symptoms.

She was the first person in her nursing home to contract the virus and, as a result, was moved wards when she developed a low-grade fever, according to USA Today.

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Her granddaughter Shelley Gunn told the news site that Jennie didn't really understand what the coronavirus was or that a pandemic had swept across the planet. However, she was aware that her health was declining.

Her family, which includes two children, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, were told to say their goodbyes.

Her grandson-in-law Adam Gunn asked whether Jennie was ready to go to heaven and she replied with: "Hell yes."

Credit: Adam Gunn/TMZ
Credit: Adam Gunn/TMZ
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He told TMZ Sports that Jennie had made her peace and was content. However, her condition miraculously improved and doctors eventually declared that she had beaten the coronavirus three weeks after being infected.

Adam said: "This feisty old Polish grandmother of ours officially beat the coronavirus. We're truly very thankful."

But what better way to celebrate than with a nice, cold beer? While it might seem unorthodox for someone who had only just overcome a potentially deadly virus, video footage of Jennie drinking the Bud Light shows that she loved every drop.

Jennie clearly shared her enthusiasm with this 93-year-old woman, who was gifted 150 bottles of beer after warning she was about to run out of stock because she couldn't go shopping.

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Credit: KDKA-TV/CBS
Credit: KDKA-TV/CBS

Olive Veronesi, 93, had been cooped up indoors at her home in Seminole, Pennsylvania, where locals had been told to stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

A relative of Olive's then took an amusing snap of her grinning away with a sign that warned she was running out of beer. The photo was uploaded to social media, where it got the attention of an American brewery.

Coors Light decided to gift Ms Veronesi a couple of cases, containing 150 cans of beer, which should do her for a while.

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Speaking to KDKA-TV, Olive said: "I was on my last 12 cans, I have a beer every night, you know what, beer has vitamins in it, it's good for you, as long as you don't overdo it." Love that energy.

Molson Coors' Mark Linder said about the delivery: "My associate and I put in 10 cases of beer, and drove up, and made sure Olive got her beer so she can continue her healthy regimen of a Coors Light a day."

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