Awesome! 95-Year-Old WWII Vet Defeats Coronavirus

Bill Kelly, a World War II veteran living in Oregon, just beat the coronavirus, according to a report from Fox News.

Kelly, who is 95, is among the most at-risk group for the coronavirus due to his age but also has some underlying conditions including “kidney disease, a congenital heart condition and high blood pressure.”

But, defiantly, Kelly refused to give up and overcame the coronavirus.

“I had to force myself to eat and to get my strength up,” he said per the report.

“I did get plenty of rest and I did obey the doctors and nurses requirements what to do and to do it with a positive attitude,” he continued.

“They mentioned to me a lot of this is psychological too in a person’s mind and to have a negative attitude about something, it does affect that,” the veteran added.

Kelly said he followed health protocols and got plenty of rest.

He encouraged: “Do what you are told, go to sleep and get rest and things will work out. Have a positive attitude and get with it.”

Fox News reports:

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In a Facebook post last month, Ayers-Etherington, 41, revealed her grandfather’s diagnosis but added he was “kicking it in the butt.”

“In his words, ‘I survived the foxholes of Guam, I can get through this [coronavirus] bull—-,’” she wrote. “He has strong mental resolve. He has seen tough times and knows how to get through them.”

On Friday she described what it was like when she first heard her grandfather contracted COVID-19. She said that she first noticed Kelly wasn’t feeling well on March 15.

“We all live together, there’s four generations in this house right now, I came home and I just noticed that he’d been in bed. He just didn’t want to get up,” Ayers-Etherington said. “He just didn’t look like he was feeling very well and I asked him how he was feeling and he was like, ‘You know I am just not feeling great.’”

His granddaughter explained Kelly experienced symptoms but did not initially believe it to be the coronavirus.

“He was complaining of really bad body aches as well, his legs, his lower back, so I took his temperature, he had a low-grade temperature so I called his doctor, and they were like, ‘Yeah you better bring him in,’ so we did and it was kind of scary because they just took him and couldn’t be with him at all. We just had to go home and wait to hear from the doctors,” Ayers-Etherington explained.

“They were like, ‘OK we got his fever down, we think it’s some bug, some virus, nothing major, you can come get him,’” she continued. “They were not going to test him and the only reason they did is because my husband is a MedEvac helicopter pilot and has been transporting COVID-19 patients so they were like, ‘We better test him just to make sure’ and lo and behold … he found out that he was positive.”


Posted by Rose Ayers-Etherington on Saturday, March 21, 2020