A New Jersey nursing home resident tested positive for COVID-19 on her 105th birthday and has now defeated the virus due to her daily consumption of 9 gin-soaked raisins and a habit of “no junk food” toughness.
Lucia DeClerck, who lives in the Mystic Meadows sanatorium in Little Egg Harbor, has now spared three husbands, two world wars and two pandemic diseases .
The great-grandmother was only two years old when the Spanish flu broke out. She has now recovered from the coronavirus more than a century later and tested positive for the disease on January 25.
MyCtic Meadows administrator Michael Neiman told the New York Times that DeClerck̵
Neiman said that although he was considered a high-risk patient due to his age, De Klerk did not show any serious symptoms of the virus and returned to the room within two weeks, clutching the rosary and wearing the iconic knit Cap and sunglasses.
She told CBS on Monday, “I feel great” and her secret to longevity is “Pray, pray, pray, don’t eat junk food.”
However, in an interview with The Times, she said that the surviving COVID-19 may be related to another staple food in her life: she eats nine kinds of gin-soaked raisins every morning, which is the biggest of her life. Eat part of the time.
“Fill a jar,” she explained. On the second day after sitting for nine days, there were nine raisins.
Great-grandmother Lucia DeClerck (above) was only two years old when the Spanish flu broke out, and has now recovered from the coronavirus more than a century later and tested positive for the disease on January 25
Declerck (photographed on her 100th birthday), living in the mysterious meadow nursing home in Little Egg Harbor, has survived three husbands, two world wars and two pandemics
Her children and grandchildren remember that etiquette is one of DeClerck’s lifelong habits and call her a “health freak”.
Her other habits include drinking homemade aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger juice and “a little gin” every day.
The 105-year-old also uses baking soda to brush her teeth every day-she thinks this is because she retained all the original teeth and did not start her first tooth decay until she was 99 years old.
Her granddaughter, 53-year-old Shawn Laws O’Neil, told The Times: “We just thought, “Grandma, what are you doing?” You are crazy. “That’s her way.
De Klerk was born in Maui, Hawaii in 1916. His father is Guatemalan and his mother is Spanish. He survived the Spanish flu pandemic, two world wars and the death of three husbands and one son.
She used to live in Wyoming, California, and even moved back to Hawaii for a while, then settled in New Jersey in the late 70s, with her elder son Henry Laws III and his wife Lillie Jean. living together.
After celebrating her 90th birthday, DeClerck then moved to an adult community in Manahawkin on the Jersey Shore, where she remained extremely active until she fell on Christmas Day 2017 and moved to Mystic Meadows.
“She is just the epitome of perseverance,” granddaughter Sean told the New York Times. Her mind is so sharp. She will remember things I didn’t remember when I was a kid.
Although considered a high-risk patient due to age, DeClerck did not show any serious symptoms of the virus and returned to the room within two weeks, clutching the rosary, and wearing the iconic knitted hat and sunglasses
Now, DeClerck has eliminated the virus and has received a new nickname from two surviving sons, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren: “The 105-year-old villain who kicked Covid” (DeClerck in the family member)
She was born in Maui, Hawaii in 1916, by a Guatemalan mother and a Spanish father. She experienced the Spanish flu pandemic, two world wars and the deaths of three husbands and sons.
Neiman said DeClerck is the oldest resident in the Mystic Meadows area-well received by employees and residents alike.
Neiman told NJ.com: “She’s just the cutest.”
According to reports, after DeClerck tested positive for COVID on January 25, he was frightened and it was difficult to isolate him from his regular caregivers and other residents.
Her son Philip told the New York Times: “We are very worried.” “But her tenacity is incredible.”
Since the pandemic last March, DeClerck is one of 62 residents of Mystic Meadows who have been infected with the virus. According to The Times, four of them died, including three people receiving hospice care.
Neiman said: “We are as cautious as possible, but this [virus] Find a way to sneak in. “
Neiman described the devout Catholic DeClerck as “a little scared” after getting the diagnosis, but she still insisted that “God will protect me.”
Now, DeClerck has eliminated the virus and has received a new nickname from her two surviving sons, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren: “The 105-year-old villain who kicked Covid.”
She said that the surviving COVID-19 may be related to another staple food in her life: She eats 9 gin-soaked raisins every morning, which she has eaten for most of her life.
DeClerck is the oldest resident of Mystic Meadows Nursing Home in Little Egg Harbor (above)-praised by employees and residents alike
On Monday morning, a call from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy surprised DeClerck.
Murphy later described their chats as “exciting conversations” at the coronavirus press conference.
For the DeClerck family, they said they postponed birthday celebrations until the pandemic is over.
At the same time, Sean said, the whole family was “hurry up and get mason jars” to fill them with gin-soaked raisins to “catch up.”
DeClerck is not the oldest person to survive the virus. Sister Andre, Europe’s oldest resident, tested positive for the virus at 116 years old.
According to reports, André celebrated her 117th birthday with a glass of champagne in a nursing home in Toulon, southern France earlier this month.
At the same time, DeClerck said that after the Coronavirus panic, she is one of the best every day.
“I am very happy to be here. Thank you, Jesus,” she told NJ.com.