103 year-old recovers from Coronavirus, celebrates with a bottle of cold beer


A  centenarian woman Jennie Stejna has beaten coronavirus and opted to celebrate with a bottle of beer served cold.

The 103 year old was isolated for two weeks in her Massachusetts nursing home battling COVID-19.

Her grand daughter Shelley Gunn told CBS news that when the 103-year-old woman recovered, she asked her caretakers for one thing: A bottle of cold beer.


The grand mother tested positive for coronavirus in late April and her family began preparing for the worst, granddaughter Shelley Gunn said.


Gunn added that at a point they called her to say their goodbyes after the medical team informed the family that Stejna had stopped eating and drinking and might not make it through the night.


Stejna has two children, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, Gunn said.

When Gunn’s husband, a Navy retiree, asked Stejna if she was ready to pass away, she responded “Hell yeah,” according to the family.

“She’s always been a feisty woman,” Gunn said.

On May 8 they received the news from her care givers that she had tested negative, and was symptom-free, the family said.

“The nurses came into her room, and she said, “I’m not sick anymore, Get the hell out,'” Gunn said.

The nursing home staff honored Stejna’s perseverance with one of her favorite treats — an ice-cold beer.

“I think it’s given everyone a smile and some hope, while it’s dark days for everybody,” Gunn said.