Whether it’s the power of her prayers or her T lymphocytes, the fact is that 116-year-old French nun Lucile Randon survived COVID-19.
The nun, whose religious name is Sister André, is the second-oldest known living person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the details of people believed to be 110 years old or older.
French media reported that the nun tested positive for the virus in mid-January in the southern French city of Toulon, and that just three weeks later she is fit again, albeit in her usual wheelchair. She is even healthy enough to prepare for her 117th birthday, Thursday.
“I didn’t even realize I had it,” she told the Var-Matin newspaper.
Sister André, who is blind, was not even concerned when she found out about the diagnosis.
“She didn’t ask me about her health, but about what would happen to her habits,” David Tavella, the communications manager of the nursing home where she lives, told the newspaper. “For example, I wanted to know if they would change the times of meals or going to sleep. He showed no fear of the disease. On the other hand, she was very worried about the other residents. “
Not everyone shared Sister André’s fate: In January, 81 of the home’s 88 residents tested positive and about 10 died, according to the newspaper.
The nun is reportedly officially cured and was even allowed to attend mass.
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