Anna Del Priore might make up one of the most incredible life stories of all time. The 107-year-old New Jersey grandmother is dancing the tango to celebrate her win over COVID-19 this spring.
She also beat the Spanish Flu when she was just 6 years old in 1918, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported Thursday. By this, the grandmother is now the survivor of two pandemics.
Del Priore was born in Brooklyn, New York to deaf parents who taught sign language. She was a seamstress and her late husband, Frank, was a professional tango dancer.
The 107-year-old grandmother has been living in the Brighton Gardens assisted living facility in New Jersey since 2013. There, she’ll celebrate her 108th birthday on September 5.
“God helped me be strong,” Anna told Inside Edition. “I’ve got good friends and I’m healthy.”
In May, Anna’s assisted living facility called her family to inform them that she’d tested positive for COVID-19.
“I thought that this might be the thing that was going to take her down this time,” said Anna’s granddaughter, Darlene Jasmine.
Anna exposed to a fever and a cough. Thankfully, she didn’t experience more troubling symptoms of the illness. Anna’s fighting spirit was ever-present, inspiring everyone around her. She wins the battle with coronavirus.
“Everyone was just amazed that she’s a survivor of two pandemics,” said Laura Halle, her primary caretaker.
Following this, the 107-year-old grandmother shared her secret for long and healthy life. “I eat hot peppers,” she laughed. She’s also stayed active and postitive all her life. She used to walk a mile every day to meet her friends at a local McDonald’s, a tradition she kept up until she turned 100.
If that’s not impressive enough, Anna’s 105-year-old sister living in Queens who also beat COVID-19. You can find the fighter genes in her family, right?