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101 year old thanks hospital staff

If you're looking for a secret to her long life, Frances says there isn't one. She's just going to pass along her good genes to her family.

Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne County (WOLF) A local centenarian is thanking hospital staff for their quick work following a medical emergency.

Thanks to them, she was around to celebrate the arrival of the family's newest member: great grandson #18.

Frances Fescina was born in 1915. She says she's seen a lot in those years.

In early May, Fescina collapsed.

"It seemed like my feet got tangled up, and I fell," she recalled.

Her daughter heard the commotion and rushed to her side. Fescina's son-in-law called 911.

"My daughter kept telling me be calm. The ambulance is coming. And sure enough, they were there in...it seemed like three seconds. They went into action. They picked me up, took me to the ambulance."

Fescina remembers being flown to the hospital.

She was grateful for the staff at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest and couldn't praise them enough for knowing their duties.

"Everybody knew their place, their training, and knew exactly what they needed to do. They transferred me. I saw two men there. They looked like two runners waiting for a baton. Sure enough, as soon as the stretcher got up they grabbed it and away we went."

Fescina recalls everything up until the point she met the doctors. That's when she says she realized they would take care of her, and she lost consciousness.

She would later find out she had a stroke.

On June 9, the family once again celebrated the miracle of life with the arrival of the newest great-grandson.

If you're looking for a secret to her long life, Frances says there isn't one. She's just going to pass along her good genes to her family.

We asked her what advice she'd pass along to her grand kids.

Live your life. Enjoy your life. Do what you have to do, and do it well. Enjoy each other. Look forward to the future for everybody. Just enjoy one after the other and enjoy their achievements.

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