99-year-old beats coronavirus after being in and out of hospital with other health problems

A 99-year-old War Veteran from Birmingham has beaten coronavirus after being in and out of hospital with other health problems over the past six months.

Alan Weaver, from Streetly, suffered a stroke in his eye, sepsis, three water infections and had a pacemaker fitted since the turn of the year.

After being in and out of five Birmingham hospitals, the great-grandfather-of-six tested positive for Covid-19.

Mr Weaver had to isolate in a room at Walsall care home.

Alan served with the RAF during World War Two. Credit: BPM Media.

He has now recovered from the virus and has told family members that he's eager to watch his favourite football club, West Bromwich Albion, play again this season.

His daughter Jane Phipps said she feared the worst after she was told about her dad's coronavirus result.

She was able to speak to him through open patio doors at the care home while he was isolating, and could hear him "moaning that there was no football or cricket to watch. He loves it so much".

Alan looked after his wife Nancy who had dementia. Credit: BPM Media.

Despite being in and out of hospital this year, his daughter said her dad has "hardly been ill in his life and looked after mum when she had dementia".

He just loves life and is so interested in people. He's a bit of a joker who always looks on the positive side.

Jane Phipps, Daughter

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