- Peter De Kock has a lot to celebrate, he beat Covid-19 and celebrated his 92nd birthday
- He spent his birthday in isolation and his amazing story was shared by the Premier of the Western Cape Alan Winde
- Facebook users were so impressed with the kind old man that they heaped praise on him and wished him a happy 92 birthday
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Peter De Kock beat Covid-19 but that is not all he is celebrating, he is also enjoying his 92nd birthday.
It was such an inspirational story that Western Cape Premier Alan Winde wrote a lengthy post extolling the virtues of Peter and his story about beating Covid-19.
Alan revealed the Peter is a widower and has 9 children and celebrated his birthday on 26 June 2020 in isolation.
Briefly.co.za reported that the care home where he lives was careful not to infect other residents and placed Peter in quarantine.
“His COVID-19 test result came back positive and he was already in isolation in a single room and being taken care of at the Lotus Place where he also peacefully celebrated his 92nd birthday,” says Nursing Manager of the Oakhaven Home, Sr Sarie Cloete.
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He was taken to a different care home where he was placed under quarantine for 14 days.
“We also make sure that we provide a small celebration for our residents who complete their isolation period, as many don’t understand why they must stay in a room for so long,” explains Sr Cloete.
“I don’t have any chronic illness and I can’t remember things so well anymore because of my age. I take things as it comes, I didn’t worry about being sick,” says Peter who clearly had a positive attitude during his recovery period.
Peter's memory isn't what it used to be and he didn't quite understand that he had Covid-19 but he complied completely with the care home and the decisions the staff made.
He is happy to be back at Oakhaven Home with the familiar surroundings and faces.
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Facebook users loved the post and joined in on wishing Peter a happy 92nd birthday:
"He is such a lovely man. Happy late birthday to Mr De Kock."
"So proud of my grandfather!! Pa as we all know him!! We miss him so much right now!! But God is so good. He is healed. He only has one child though and one late child and one grandchild and two great-grandkids who are so proud of him."
"Happy birthday it's a blessing to have on that age .may the Lord protect you and keep you. Enjoy your day"
"What a strong man. May the good Lord keep him for you. Happy belated 92nd birthday."
"What a blessing to go through such a tough time and come back looking so well. Well done Peter for such a journey at a great age.."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Sophie Lichaba was overwhelmed with pride and joy as her baby girl turned six. Seeing the incredible little lady she is growing into is something Sophie is most proud of.
Being a parent comes with a lot of responsibility and struggles, but it is all worth it when you see your tiny human conquering life under your guidance.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a beautiful young woman, who was simply identified as @kiraaa__9, shared some good news with tweeps amid a global pandemic.
The architectural engineer shared a throwback video of her great-grandmother's 100th birthday in 2019 and revealed her gogo made it another year.
"She made it to 101 y’all," the beauty captioned the post.
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