103-Year-Old Red Sox Fan Kicked COVID-19’s Ass Then Celebrated With a Bud Light

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SJ - May 28, 2020

There are some good stories out there during the pandemic.  This is one of them.

COVID-19 has been particularly hard on the elderly.  That was before it met 103-year-old Red Sox fan Jennie Stajna.  She was the first person who contracted the virus in her Massachusetts nursing home in early May.

Things got so bad for Stajna that her family said their goodbyes.  Little did they know she was going to bounce back and be enjoying a Bud Light after kicking COVID-19's ass.

According to Stajna’s grandson-in-law, Adam Gunn, she was the first to test positive for COVID-19 inside her Massachusetts-based nursing home earlier in May. For a while there, things were not looking great. Family members had previously called her to say their final goodbyes.

At a time when there’s so many sad stories relating to the virus, this stands out as a happy ending. Mrs. Stajna was not only able to overcome COVID-19, she was out there downing some beer.

Let’s hope the Red Sox super fan can enjoy some more of this with baseball potentially set to get going within the next two months.

If there was ever a reason for the MLB and the players association to get their shit together, this is it.  Give Stajna what could be her last season of baseball to enjoy.  She's more than earned it.

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