Joyce Goldstraw, from Leek, Staffordshire, is one of the oldest woman in the UK who has recovered from the deadly coronavirus. 97-year-old Joyce contracted coronavirus on Monday, March 16. She was admitted to the Macclesfield General Hospital where she received treatment for two weeks.
97-year-old great-grandmother also served in the women’s RAF during second world war II. Hospital administration advised Joyce’s family to not visit her during her stay in the hospital.
But the old-lady beat coronavirus and recovered miraculously. She returned home where she has been living for the past 30 years.
Previously, an italian 104-year old grandmother Ada Zabusso has recovered from the coronavirus. She also experienced Spanish flu pandemic 100 years ago.
Joyce has six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her son Gold John Straw said: “My mother has always been the strong lady and the way she beat deadly virus is unbelievable. She was the corporal in women’s RAF in second world war 2 and that fighting spirit is still running in her blood.”
Her daughter showed her gratitude for NHS staff. Joyce also advised people to stay at home in this pandemic.
During world war II, Joyce was stationed at Tern Hill RAF airfield where she had worked on Lancasters Bombers and Spitfire aircraft. In Later life, she was the best-known face in many sports teams across the Staffordshire Moorlands.