84-year-old from Mass. dances to celebrate recovery from coronavirus

An 84-year-old Massachusetts woman celebrated her victory over the coronavirus by cutting a rug.Patricia Joyce was able to return to her room at St. Joseph Manor in Brockton on Tuesday after spending weeks in a designated COVID-19 unit.While she made her way back to the wing where she normally stays, she decided to dance to Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration.”“It’s just natural,” Joyce said of her dancing skills.Joyce fell ill in April and ended up testing positive for COVID-19. Her family, who frequently visited her at St. Joseph Manor, were worried about the mother of five and grandmother of seven.“You think the worst and you try to prepare yourself for it,” said her son, Steven Joyce. “It was three to four days of really scary times.”Joyce is thankful to be well and even shared the secret to her recovery.“I take my vitamins every day,” she said. “I never miss them. They’re very important.”

An 84-year-old Massachusetts woman celebrated her victory over the coronavirus by cutting a rug.

Patricia Joyce was able to return to her room at St. Joseph Manor in Brockton on Tuesday after spending weeks in a designated COVID-19 unit.

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While she made her way back to the wing where she normally stays, she decided to dance to Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration.”

“It’s just natural,” Joyce said of her dancing skills.

Joyce fell ill in April and ended up testing positive for COVID-19. Her family, who frequently visited her at St. Joseph Manor, were worried about the mother of five and grandmother of seven.

“You think the worst and you try to prepare yourself for it,” said her son, Steven Joyce. “It was three to four days of really scary times.”

Joyce is thankful to be well and even shared the secret to her recovery.

“I take my vitamins every day,” she said. “I never miss them. They’re very important.”