Schappals Wiki – Schappals Bio
Schappals is a 102-years-old woman from Hampshire, who survives COVID-19, 1918 Spanish flu, and two types of cancer. Perhaps Schappals, who was moderately sick for several days, is seemingly unruffled by her bout with the novel coronavirus because she has survived so much: She was born in Massachusetts the year of the Spanish flu pandemic and caught it like a baby; in the ’80s and ’90s she survived breast then colon cancer; and in May, she contracted Covid-19 and fully recovered.
Schappals went on to graduate from college, get married, have two children, and become a teacher.
Schappals Family, Daughter
Schappals says her mother was tough from the start. It began when she caught the so-called Spanish flu (an H1N1 avian flu virus) as a 10-month-old baby. Mortality was high for children under 5, and due to her high fever, doctors thought Schappals would likely die.
Schappell’s daughter, Julia Schappals, 68, wasn’t surprised one bit by her mother’s recovery from Covid-19. She credits Schappals’ witty but tough attitude with getting her through trying times.
“She always managed to find the humorous/absurd/laughable aspect of anything stressful,” Julia Schappals tells CNBC Make It.
She tested positive last May for COVID-19 at her assisted living facility in Nashua, New Hampshire, but she overcame both illnesses and is feeling fine. Most people would consider themselves fortunate to survive after contracting the deadly virus from one pandemic.
She has an interesting way of looking at her longevity. She told her daughter Julia Schappals on Friday that she believes she was destined to do something great and she’s still trying to find out what it is and do it.
“She’s often said that she thinks Mother Nature believes that she died in 1918 and has forgotten about her,” said Julia from her home in Bedford, N.H.
1918 Spanish flu
She Also diagnosed with Spanish flu in 1918. The 1918-19 flu pandemic killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide and more than 675,000 people in the U.S., but Schappals survived.
Two Types of Cancer
she was in her 60s diagnosed with breast cancer and had radiation therapy. Then in her 70s came colon cancer, for which she had surgery and chemotherapy.