Amid the coronavirus crisis, there are still positive news to give us all hope, and this elderly lady is rapidly becoming the symbol of resilience not only in her country but in the entire world.
Even though covid-19 virus can also severely affect young people without underlying conditions, people over 65 are still considered to be at a higher risk when suffering the illness, which has made it urgent to protect them.
That is why the story of 95-year-old Alma Clara Corsini, from Modena, Italy, one of the hardest-hit countries since the outbreak, has resonated with so many people and has quickly become known globally.
Corsini was just released from a hospital in Pavullo, after been treated there for more than two weeks, and has become the second oldest person to recover from the coronavirus in the European country.
The woman was admitted to the facility on March 5, and thanks to the devoted work of the hospital’s staff and the “great reaction” to the treatment that Corsini showed, she has completely recovered and was sent back home. In her own words:
"Yes, yes, I'm fine. They were good people who looked after me well, and now they'll send me home in a little while."
Corsini was reportedly the first woman in the province of Modena to recover from the coronavirus, and probably the oldest woman in Italy to be cleared of the illness after having tested positive.
However, the oldest person in the country to have recovered from covid-19 in Italy is an anonymous 97-year-old man from Cremona, Lombardy, one of the worst affected regions of the country.
Earlier in the month, on March 19, another elderly woman, this one from Seattle, Washington, also beat the odds and overcame the coronavirus after nearly dying from the illness.
The 90-year-old woman, named Geneva Wood, contracted the virus early in March but she surprised everybody when she started to show signs of recovery, to the relief of her huge family.
Wood has five children, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, as her granddaughter-in-law Kate Neidigh shared in a heartfelt article in Seattle Refined.
"Try your best to stay positive, find good in the bad, thank the caregivers and spend time with nurses so they know they are not just taking care of another sick patient," Wood’s daughter Cami advised other families going through this.
We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!