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90 Year Old Woman Beats Coronavirus

A 90-year-old Washington woman is crediting God, her family and her homemade potato soup for helping her beat novel coronavirus.

"I beat the coronavirus," Geneva Wood, of Kirkland, Washington, told "Good Morning America." "I have a lot to live for, and God gave me the strength to do it."
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 Potato Soup 

Wood, a mother of five, lives on her own in an apartment, but spent the first few months of 2020 recovering from a stroke at Life Care Center, a nursing facility in Washington state that earlier this month became the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. Thirty-five residents of the facility ended up dying from coronavirus.

With her stroke, she lost all ability to take care of herself and at Life Care Center they taught her how to live again," Neidigh told "GMA." "And then we got that [COVID-19] news and we were like, ‘Are you kidding me?"

Neidigh said at one point she and her brothers and sister got a call from their mom's doctors that she may only have 24 hours to live.

The family rushed to see her but, at first, could only see her through a window as the nursing facility instituted safety precautions.

Last week, Neidigh and her siblings got the news they had been waiting for: their mom was clear of COVID-19.

"They called, said we could come up and give her a hug," said Neidigh. "She gave me the longest, hardest hug that I've ever had in my life."

"Now She understands what she's been through," Neidigh said of her mom. "She said she fought hard for her family and God has given her strength for the fight." 
"Right now she just wants to send a positive message out to people who are fighting [coronavirus]," she said. "Just don't give up, there's somebody out there to fight for."

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