GREENWOOD — An Indiana woman was a toddler during the 1918 Spanish flu, and she is now on track to survive the second pandemic of her lifetime.
A week ago, 105-year-old Thelma Spade received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Growing up on a farm in Portland, Spade's family wasn't personally affected by the Spanish flu. This time around is a similar story.
Spade is living at an assisted living and memory care facility in Greenwood. She hasn't been able to see her family in person for almost a year. Luckily, she has a first-floor outter-facing window, so she can see them through the glass during window visits.
She is among the 93% of residents at the facility who have received their second doses.
Getting both doses of the vaccine means her family's long separation can come to an end sooner rather than later.