A 101-year-old World War II veteran and his 73-year-old daughter who lives at the same nursing home in Maryland have beaten the coronavirus together.
They 2 were able to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend together after both beat the coronavirus.
Charles Barbier and his daughter Kathryn Dean were reunited on Friday after spending weeks in isolation at the Westminster Healthcare Center’s Coronavirus ward.
Lisa McLaurin, a nurse at the facility, said that the 2 elderly beating the virus is a big accomplishment.
The daughter said:
My dad is 101 so that’s a big accomplishment. He survived a war, the depression and now this. He’s an amazing guy.
Since other family members are not capable of visiting them during the pandemic, Dean, the daughter, said that she was extremely grateful that she got reunited with her 101-year-old father on Friday so they could celebrate Memorial Day.
They also celebrated the fact that they beat the virus.
I’ve been wanting to see him for a while because I miss him and we can’t have family here. It’s difficult not being able to see the family.
If the coronavirus pandemic was not in place, she would have taken out her father to eat out to celebrate the holiday.
Her 101-year-old father served as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps Vet who was stationed in England.
Though her father never shared war stories, she said that the military has always been important for them.
Dean, the 73-year-old daughter, has a rare kidney disease that forces her to get dialysis 3 times per week.
She was hit harder by the virus compared to her father.
Dean experienced high fever, shortness of breath, and had no appetite for nearly 5 days.
The 73-year-old is currently doing physical therapy to help regain muscle that she lost while being bed-ridden.
Her father reportedly had everything in a better way.
Because of his advanced age, he was not fully aware how dangerous the virus was.
He doesn’t understand too well but he did great. They took very good care of us and we survived.
In the nursing home that they live in, there have been 65 registered cases of the coronavirus.
Around 58 residents have recovered from the virus.