108-Year-Old New Jersey Woman Survives 1918 Flu, Coronavirus

first_imgSylvia Goldsholl calls herself a “survivor.”The 108-year-old New Jersey resident has lived through both the 1918 flu pandemic and the current coronavirus pandemic.Goldsholl, who lives at a nursing home in Allendale, New Jersey, has recovered from the virus, after being diagnosed last month, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said at a press conference on Thursday. “A tremendous life, a tremendous spirit, and a tremendous show of strength,” the governor wrote in the tweet about Goldsholl.Meanwhile, she told a television station, “I survived everything because I was determined to survive.”Rather than discussing the virus, she focused on her family.“The oldest of four children and I was the smartest one from the bunch,” she said. “I am a survivor. I’ve got to come out on the top of every list.”The staff at Allendale Community for Senior Living shared her story on Facebook, describing her as the “model of positive perseverance.”last_img