Shelley Gunn describes her Polish grandmother, Jennie Stejna, as having a feisty spirit. Stejna certainly displayed that spirit as the 103-year-old woman recently battled and survived a fight with the coronavirus.
So Jennie Stejna, a 103-year-old great-great-grandmother and hardcore Boston Red Sox fan beat COVID-19, and then celebrated with a cold one!
Three weeks ago, Gunn said that her grandmother Stejna was the first to test positive for COVID-19 in her nursing home. She had a slight fever and was then moved to a separate ward.
Stejna didn’t really grasp or understand COVID-19, Gunn said, but she did know she was very ill. “There was always a staff member by her side”, she added.
As her grandmother’s condition worsened, the family began to call to say what they thought were their final goodbyes. Gunn thanked Stejna for everything she had done for her. When Shelley’s husband, Adam Gunn, asked Stejna if she was ready to go to heaven, she replied, “Hell yes.”
On May 13th, Stejna’s grand-daughter got great news — Stejna had started to recover!
“This feisty old Polish grandmother of ours officially beat the coronavirus,” Adam Gunn, said. “We’re truly very thankful.”
The staff gave Stejna an ice cold Bud Light to celebrate, something she loved but hadn’t had in a long time, Gunn said.
Stejna was the first resident in the nursing home to recover. They still have 33 cases of coronavirus.