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New York woman, 101, who has survived Spanish flu and cancer, beats the corona virus

New York woman, 101, whose mother died in childbirth on a ship from Italy to the US during the Spanish flu pandemic defeats COVID-19

  • New York woman Angelina Friedman, 101, defeated the new corona virus this month
  • She was born during the Spanish flu in 1918 and was diagnosed with cancer
  • Friedman, who lives in a nursing home in Westchester, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 21 and suffered from fever for weeks on end
  • On April 20, she finally tested negative for the virus after a week in isolation
  • “My mother is a survivor. She is not human. She has superhuman DNA, ”said her daughter Joanne Merola
  • Here’s how you can help people affected by Covid-19

A New York woman who survived the Spanish flu pandemic and reported cancer has conquered COVID-19 at the age of 101.

Angelina Friedman is the last centurion to defeat the new coronavirus more than 100 years after her mother died and gave birth on a passenger ship that brought immigrants from Italy to New York City during the second wave of the Spanish flu in 1918.

Her family greets her as “superhuman” for her incredible life in which she has overcome Spanish flu, miscarriages, cancer, sepsis and now her second pandemic, COVID-19.

At the age of 101 she survived her husband and 10 brothers and sisters.

New York woman Angelina Friedman, 101, born in the Spanish flu in 1918 and surviving cancer, defeated the new corona virus this month

New York woman Angelina Friedman, 101, born in the Spanish flu in 1918 and surviving cancer, defeated the new corona virus this month

Her family greets her as a “superhuman” for her incredible life in which she has overcome Spanish flu, miscarriages, cancer, sepsis and now her second pandemic, COVID-19

“Her mother died on the ship during childbirth, and she was taken care of by her two sisters, who were also on board,” Friedman’s daughter Joanne Merola told Pix11.

Friedman and her two sisters reunited with their father in Brooklyn, where she grew up.

She married Harold Friedman and the two started a family. However, both developed cancer.

“She and my father had cancer at the same time. She survived. Not him, ”said Merola.

Now Friedman is the last of her surviving siblings and is still doing well.

Everyone in the family lived to at least 95, except one uncle. My mother is a survivor. She is not human. She has superhuman DNA, “said Merola.

Friedman, who lives in a nursing home in Westchester, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 21 and suffered from fever for weeks on end. On April 20, she finally tested negative for the virus after a week in isolation. Pictured crowned prom queen at a June 2019 event at the nursing home

Friedman, who lives in a nursing home in Westchester, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 21 and suffered from fever for weeks on end. On April 20, she finally tested negative for the virus after a week in isolation. Pictured crowned prom queen at a June 2019 event at the nursing home

Friedman, who lives in a nursing home in Westchester, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 21 and suffered from fever for weeks on end. On April 20, she finally tested negative for the virus after a week in isolation. Pictured crowned prom queen at a June 2019 event at the nursing home

Nurses say Friedman is doing very well after recovering from the corona virus. Pictured above at a spring prom event in June 2019 where she was crowned queen

Nurses say Friedman is doing very well after recovering from the corona virus. Pictured above at a spring prom event in June 2019 where she was crowned queen

Nurses say Friedman is doing very well after recovering from the corona virus. Pictured above at a spring prom event in June 2019 where she was crowned queen

Feidman now lives at the North Westchester Restorative Therapy and Nursing Center in Lake Mohegan, New York.

She was taken to hospital on March 21 for minor medical intervention and was diagnosed with COVID-19.

She spent a week there before returning to isolation in her nursing home. On April 20, she finally tested negative for the virus.

Merola says her mother suffered from on and off fever, but never had respiratory complaints.

Merola has been unable to visit her mother since February and says Friedman is almost deaf and they cannot make calls.

Feidman now lives at the North Westchester Restorative Therapy and Nursing Center in Lake Mohegan, New York (above)

Feidman now lives at the North Westchester Restorative Therapy and Nursing Center in Lake Mohegan, New York (above)

Feidman now lives at the North Westchester Restorative Therapy and Nursing Center in Lake Mohegan, New York (above)

Friedman’s nursing home shared a photo of the resilient patient on April 24: “Let’s hear it for Angelina, our 101 year old resident who beat COVID-19 and is doing great !!!!!”

In the spring, the Angelina was crowned prom queen at an event in the nursing home.

Nurses tell her Friedman has been doing incredibly well since he beat the virus.

“They say she’s doing great. She is busy as much as possible. She is looking for wool to crochet. If my mom could see this, I’d tell her, “You go on, Mom. You’re going to survive all of us, ”said Merola.

New York remains the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the US. As of Tuesday morning, there are more than 291,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 17,000 fatalities in the state.

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