World War II veteran celebrates 104th birthday after recovering from coronavirus


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World War II veteran William Lapschies On Wednesday, he celebrated his 104th birthday after officially recovering from the coronavirus.

Lapschies was one of the first two residents to test positive at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’s Home, according to Oregon local station KOIN.

The veteran had been isolated in his room since March 5 while house staff cared for him, but since this week has complied with CDC directives to be considered recovered.

The Lapschies family was able to celebrate his birthday with him while socially distancing themselves outside the facility, as visitors are not allowed inside to protect residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

When asked what it was like to be 104, Lapschies replied, “All right. I did it. Good for a few others. ”

“It looked like he had just made this wonderful recovery,” said Lapschies’ daughter. Carolee brown said. “We were as shocked that he was sort of sitting in his wheelchair waving at us through the window and we were like,” He’s going to do it! “”

“We hope this will inspire some of the others who are going through this,” added Brown. “And we’re really excited and looking forward to 105.”

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