92-year old Joan Cartwright was stuck in her home for almost seven days and finally, a moment came when she met her great-grandchild for the first time. Grandmother’s grandson, Will, and his wife Jen came to introduce her to her sixth great-grandchild Holly.
Joan Cartwright lost her husband a few years ago and she was alone in her flat for almost seven weeks to protect herself from coronavirus. She doesn’t have a smartphone or computer and no wifi. Joan doesn’t have her own garden where she sat during the lockdown.
She was alone throughout the period of lockdown and when her grandson gave a surprise visit to her she was very happy.
Her grandson Will was standing in the garden below and held up his baby so that she saw him. Joan flung her arm through the open window of her flat.
Joan’s grandson Will revealed that he has no idea when his newborn able to met his parents and grandparents. Holly came into the world on March 13 at Airedale General Hospital just 10 days before the lockdown.
Holly is the second child of Will and also has two year old Noah. His wife Jen said that it is very disturbing because Joan is used to having the grandchildren around for tea.
Her grandchildren also sent her pictures of Holly which she put on the mantelpiece. Joan’s daughter who lives nearby delivers her food daily as well as talking to her mother through the window.
Joan spend her days watching movies and avoid news. She said: “I’m missing everyone lots and can’t wait to get all the family together once this is all over.”