100-year-old WWII veteran beats coronavirus after 58-day stay in Virginia hospital


After months and months of seemingly hopeless stories of people falling ill with coronavirus, it’s finally time to hear about those in recovery.

On March 24, Lloyd Falk, was admitted to a Virginia hospital, according to a Facebook post by Henrico, Parham & Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals.


The 100-year-old World War II veteran was diagnosed with COVID-19. His wife of 74 years also had the deadly respiratory illness. Sadly, the hospital reported his wife did not make it.

But, Falk stayed strong and fought a 58-day fight at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and overcame the virus, which has so far killed over 335,000 people.


When it was time for the centenarian to leave the hospital, he was ushered out by a line of staff who gave him a round of applause and wished him well.

“We salute you, Mr. Falk. Your courage and resilience inspires us all. You know where to find us if you need us,” the hospital shared on Facebook.

First, I am so sorry to Lloyd that his wife of so many years did not survive. I hope you have a support system to not only help you continue to heal physically, but also emotionally.

Share this to send your well wishes to Lloyd.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related News

Reopened bar makes customers wear giant rubber tubes to keep them six feet apart

Source The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on all of us. We’ve all spent the past few months staying indoors and social distancing. One of...

Garth Brooks praises Jimmy Carter as a hero after they work together for Habitat for Humanity

Source At 95 years old, Jimmy Carter is the oldest US president ever, but he’s still going strong. In the decades since leaving office, he...

New York doctor who delayed retirement dies of coronavirus

Source Dr. James Mahoney’s family, friends, and colleagues should have been celebrating his retirement, but instead they’re remembering the life of a doctor who many...

Husband donates kidney to wife in stage 5 renal failure

Source Elsa Garza has an autoimmune disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, FSGS, a disease that causes scar tissue on the kidneys. “I was hanging on by...

67-year-old great-grandmother graduates from college with degree in sociology

Source The class of 2020 has had to deal with challenges that no one else before them has ever had to deal with. To say...