A WOMAN who survived two world wars and lived through two pandemics celebrated her 106th birthday — by beating Covid.
Mary Nicholson, who goes by the nickname Polly, tested positive for the virus on New Year’s Eve.
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But, despite her age, she overcame it — and marked turning 106 on Tuesday with nursing home staff in St Helen’s, Merseyside.
The former cook, who never married or had children, said: “I had a cough but I’m feeling better.
“I couldn’t tell you how lovely my birthday has been.
“Lovely sensation to find cards and presents that were given to me.
“It’s nice to be able to celebrate after being in isolation because of the virus.
“But I’m feeling good after Covid and nothing can hold me back.
“I’ll get back to normal as quickly as I can. I can’t wait to be able to see my family again, I love them all to bits and they mean the world to me.
“But I can’t wait to see them once all this Covid is done.”
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