A New York woman who survived the Spanish influenza pandemic, cancer and sepsis, has beaten coronavirus at the age of 101.
Angelina Friedman’s family say they weren’t surprised when she overcame Covid-19 as she is a ‘survivor’ who has ‘superhuman DNA’.
The pensioner’s mother died giving birth to her on a passenger ship that was taking immigrants from Italy to New York City during the second wave of the Spanish flu in 1918. One of 11 children, she was taken care of by two of her sisters and they eventually reunited with their father in Brooklyn, where she was raised.
The New Yorker has been called a ‘survivor’ by her daughter (Picture: North Westchester Restorative Therapy) She went on to marry and start a family with a man named Harold Friedman, but tragedy struck when they were both diagnosed with cancer. (Text and photo courtesy Metro)