from @balleralert 104-Year-Old WWII Vet Released From Hospital After Beating COVID-19
Blogged by @pistolwhippedya
Won’t he do it! An elderly man won his battle against the coronavirus as he was released from the hospital days before his 104th birthday.
MajorWooten is a #WWII survivor who was admitted into the Madison Hospital in Madison, #Alabama last week after he tested positive for the virus.
He was cleared to go home and recover by doctors on December 2. As he was wheeled out, he was sent off with a friendly farewell by hospital staff that sang “happy birthday.”
“We are just so blessed to have him home with us… and he is going to make it through it,” said his granddaughter Holly McDonald, who also told ABC News that Wooten is doing well.
Wooten, is now a great grandfather, but before that he was a private first class in the U.S. Army. He helped rebuild trains overseas during the war. This isn’t his first time being put in the spotlight either, last year Wooten joined “World News Tonight on a trip back to the Normandy beaches in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
“Even at 104-years-old, he is fighting off this coronavirus just like so many other things that he’s fought off in his life,” said Hogan. “He served our country and we are so grateful for that. It’s just a reminder that every day we need to wake up and fight coronavirus just as hard as Mr. Wooten,” nurse Shelby Hogan said of him.