“Keep On Fighting”: 90-Year-Old New York Woman Beats Coronavirus After 13-Day Hospitalization
Anna Fortunato, an 90-year-old woman from Long Island, New York, has miraculously recovered from coronavirus! She now wants to offer hope to everyone else feeling afraid amid the terrible pandemic.
Anna first came down with a sore throat, however her condition continued to worsen, and she was transported from the assisted living home where she lives to a hospital.
At the hospital, Fortunato’s health continued to deteriorate to the point that Gund asked doctors if a priest could come to give her mother her last rites. They said it was too risky to let a priest inside.
Without much hope doctors turned to the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, according to the AP.
Altough its effectiveness in fighting coronavirus has not been proven, some reports suggest it may help.
After she was given the medication, Fortunato surprisingly began making a recovery. She was finally discharged nearly two weeks after she was admitted into the hospital.
Now Fortunato is looking forward to spending more time with her family in the future and her upcoming 91st birthday in June.
“I had a good husband, and my children are beautiful,” she told the AP. “I’ve lived to see grandchildren, and great-grandchildren … so I AM fortunate.”