US: 105-year-old woman, who beat 1918 flu, now battles coronavirus

                                                                                                                      Statue of Liberty photographed on May 8

A 105-year-old New Mexico woman who beat back the 1918 flu that killed millions, including her mother and infant sister, is battling Covid-19.

The Gallup Independent reports Lubica “Luby” Grenko, who will turn 106 years old in August, has been fighting the coronavirus since being diagnosed for the infection on April 29 at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup, New Mexico.

Gallup-born Grenko was born when World War I began, then she survived the 1918 flu before enduring the Great Depression and World War II.

The flu took the lives of her mother, Marijeta Kauzlaric, 28, and younger sister, Annie Kauzlaric who was 1-month-old.

Grenko’s granddaughter Misty Tolson says her grandmother remembers her mother going into the hospital and never coming out.

Tolson says she doesn’t think her grandma understands the current virus because she told one of the aides who walked in with protective gear on, “What the heck do you have on?”

Z24 News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

In Japan, coronavirus outbreak triggers instances of bullying, ostracism

Mon May 11 , 2020
“It’s shameful,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a recent parliamentary session. “Anyone could get infected.” The coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, their families and health workers. A government campaign to raise awareness […]

Share

Social menu is not set. You need to create menu and assign it to Social Menu on Menu Settings.