After a diagnosis of Covid-19 in mid-April, Marilee Shapiro Asher was given 12 hours to live by her physician. She was never put on a ventilator. She outlived the day and came safe home. Five days later she left the hospital to go home under her own power, and resume her work as an artist.
This was the second pandemic she survived. The first was in 1918 when she was six years old. She is 107.