WWII Veteran Recovers From Coronavirus: He Just Turned 104
We've been hearing amazing stories of people who beat COVID-19 and the latest one might be the best one yet.
According to WIVB, 104-year-old William “Bill” Lapschies contracted the virus at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Oregon. He started showing symptoms on March 5th.
He was isolated and battling the virus but it was revealed this week he had recovered from COVID-19. Just in time for his 104th birthday.
Lapschies has survived through the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, World War II and now, COVID-19.
“His smile, I wish you could have seen it, that mask covers it but his smile is absolutely contagious,” one of his six great-grandchildren, Jamie Yutzie, told KOIN. Lapschies also has two grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, who can’t wait to hug him again, KOIN reports.
Lapschies said he felt pretty good when asked about turning 104, but added, "“Good for a few more.”