Before COVID-19 spread across the U.S., the virus wreaked havoc at the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, back in February. As many as 35 coronavirus deaths have been linked to the facility, but 90-year-old Geneva Wood said God intervened and saved her life.
Wood was at Life Care Center recovering from a stroke and days before she was to be discharged the facility went on lockdown because of a coronavirus outbreak. Within a few days of the lockdown Wood “experienced a spiking fever.”
"I didn't know that I had the virus until I had the virus. I had no symptoms of it before," Wood told CBN News of her experience.
Local news station KIRO reported that Wood was on the brink of death and doctors advised her family to say their goodbyes.
Wood was mostly kept in isolation while fighting the virus but maintained that God was there with her.
"I could feel God's presence. His hands were on my body and I could feel His presence, and I'd wake up and I could feel these hands and I'd go back to sleep. Through the night, 'cause I'd wake up, I couldn't see His face, but I could feel His hands and I knew He was with me and I made it through the night," Wood recalled.
"Until you've felt God's presence and His hands on you, it's something else. If it hadn't been for Him, I couldn't have done it. And I wasn't alone because He was with me all the time," she testified.
Wood also credited “one special” doctor who shared Bible scriptures with her daily.
"At first all I said was Psalm 23, but he would read to me every morning," she said.
After 19 days in the hospital, Woods was sent home coronavirus free. Her family said her recovery was nothing short of “miraculous.”