EXTRA: 103-year-old woman celebrates COVID-19 recovery with beer

Henrietta Brewer
May 29, 2020

Jennie Stejna, a 103-year-old woman living in MA, celebrated her coronavirus recovery with one of her favorite beverages: an ice-cold Bud Light.

Gunn says Stejna was the first to test positive in her Wilbraham, Mass. nursing home. and was forced to be moved into a different part of the facility after coming down with a fever.

"She put it to her lips and said, 'Ooh, that's cold".

"This feisty old Polish grandmother of ours officially beat the coronavirus", Gunn's husband, Adam Gunn, added."We're truly very thankful".


As her health deteriorated, the staff at the nursing home became increasingly concerned that she wasn't going to survive. "She's a feisty Polish woman who says how she feels".

Gunn says her grandmother has lived all her life in MA and she told USA Today that she's a "hardcore Boston sports fan".

The staff gave Stejna an ice cold Bud Light to celebrate, something she loves but hadn't had in a long time, exclaimed Gunn. "She kept complaining that she couldn't listen to Red Sox games (on her transistor radio)", Dave told The Post.

Stejna got married in 1938 and lived in Indian Orchard.


The woman, who has three grandchildren and great grandchildren, beating coronavirus is a huge feat.

Despite getting incredibly sick and her family saying what they thought would be their final goodbyes, Ms Stejna made a miraculous recovery. Her husband Teddy passed away in 1992, he said.

"She said 'It's because it's a cold beer, it's good, '" said Gunn.


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