WATCH: 101-year-old COVID survivor blows kisses to St. Louis hospital staff

She says the secret to surviving coronavirus is to "just persevere, decide that you're going to do it."

Sam Masterson
May 18, 2020 - 1:10 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - After spending about a month at Christian Hospital in north St. Louis County, 101-year-old June Dieckmann was discharged and had a lot of people to celebrate with.

She blew kisses to the hospital staff who lined the hallway and out the front doors. The life-long St. Louis native said she was just ready to be back in her own apartment. 

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She was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 in mid-April.

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