Woman celebrates 104th birthday, beats COVID-19

A Bronx woman is celebrating a special milestone while beating the odds of COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Jul 30, 2020, 8:15 PM

Updated 1,390 days ago

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A Bronx woman is celebrating a special milestone while beating the odds of COVID-19. 
Emma Davis turned 104 years old recently. “Feel great, I feel blessed, God's been good to me,” said Davis. 
Family, friends and staff from the Bronx Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation held a birthday celebration for the survivor who was born on July 30, 1916. 
Davis was born two years after the start of World War I. 
Her family says she’s never been shy or afraid to speak her mind. They say she’s always been a fighter, and that’s how she was able to beat COVID-19. 
Davis was born in Greenville, South Carolina and moved to the Bronx in her 20s. She says she worked in the city’s public school system as a cafeteria worker until retirement. 
Davis was awarded a citation--her second from the Bronx Borough President’s Office.
She received her first recognition when she turned 100 years old. 
Family, friends and staff are looking forward to sharing more celebrations.
 


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