92 year old woman in Canada just recovered from COVID-19 and celebrated with a bottle of rum
What's the best way to celebrate recovering from COVID-19? A good bottle of rum, according to a 92-year-old woman in Canada.
Newfoundland resident Rita Hickey battled COVID-19 for two weeks before thankfully beating the virus. On April 16, her daughter, Agatha, shared a photo of her mother to Facebook, captioned with the words "She's back!"
The photo shows a beaming Hickey with a bottle of Lamb's Rum and a packet of Lysol wipes.
Her shirt reads, "I Kicked COVID-19's Ass!"
Hickey's daughter wrote, "It has been a terrifying and tearful 14 days to say the least for all of us, not knowing what day the dreaded COVID-19 virus would get a grip on her."
She thanked neighbours for their thoughtful messages, phone calls and gifts, saying that the strength her mother drew from them was essential to her recovery.
92-year-old Rita Hickey of Chapel’s Cove has recovered from COVID-19.— Ben Cleary (@BenClearyNL) April 17, 2020
Well, she didn’t just recover - she kicked its A**. @NTVNewsNL pic.twitter.com/oEYwnnrXKC
"Because all COVID-19 stories unfortunately don't have a happy ending like our Mom's story, I cannot stress enough the importance of following the rules," Hickey wrote.
"Stay home! Stay safe!"
Over 12,000 Canadians have recovered from COVID-19 so far.
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