COVID-19 survivor reunites with family for first time in a year as she turns 100

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A 100-year-old COVID-19 survivor has finally been able to reunite with her family in North Carolina in the United States after over one year.

Making the reunion even more special, the family reunited with Irma Prevette through a surprise celebration they threw for her 100th birthday on March 17, as per ABC13 yesterday, March 18.


Prevette is a resident at the Hillside Nursing and Rehab in Wake Forest. The said nursing home had at least two COVID-19 outbreaks and 19 deaths.

The centenarian was among those who contracted the novel coronavirus, but she was able to beat the disease and is now fully vaccinated, the report said.

“I just wanted to bust out and cry. I hadn’t seen them in ages,” Prevette said on finally reuniting with her family.

They were only able to get close to Prevette again as cases in care homes in North Carolina have declined, making them eligible to enter the said facilities, according to the report.

“It’s been over a year since we’ve been able to see grandma. Earlier, we could see her through the windows. But that’s just not the same,” Prevette’s granddaughter Michelle Ezzell told the news outlet.

“It’s great. I hadn’t seen her in so long,” said Prevette’s 80-year old son, William Blake, who could not help but get emotional over their reunion.

Prevette had six children, two of whom have already passed away. She now has 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and more than a dozen great-great-grandchildren, the report said. Ian Biong /ra


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