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Seattle woman, 90, walks 6 miles through snow for vaccine
Feb 16

SEATTLE (AP) _ A rare winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on Seattle couldn't keep a 90-year-old woman from her first appointment for the coronavirus vaccine.

The Seattle Times reports that Fran Goldman walked six miles round trip to get her shot.

``I have been calling to get an appointment anywhere, every morning, every afternoon and often I've been online at night,'' Goldman said.

She finally secured a slot for Sunday morning, but Friday and Saturday a strong winter storm moved through the region, turning the city's normally rainy streets into a winter scene of snowdrifts.

Goldman dressed in fleece pants and a short-sleeved shirt so that the nurse could get to her arm easily. Over that, she layered a fleece zip-up, then a down coat, then a rain jacket.

She then put on snow boots, took out her walking sticks and ventured onto the snowy streets.

``It was not easy going, it was challenging,'' she told the newspaper.

But Goldman made it to her appointment, just 5 minutes late.

Her daughter Ruth Goldman, who lives in Buffalo, New York, wasn't surprised by her mother's actions.

``We're outside people,'' she said. ``We love being outside. I was out yesterday at Lake Ontario with a wind chill of 6 degrees.``


By The Associated Press, Copyright 2019