Marge Glassman is 92 years old and is well aware that she is high risk for contracting coronavirus. However, she still plans to travel for her grandson’s wedding anyway. On March 14th, her youngest grandchild will be getting married in New York and will be flying in from Florida. She is at high risk due to being elderly and at an even higher risk of contracting it by flying to New York. New York is one of the cities that has been greatly affected.
She shares why she is willing to risk contracting coronavirus to see her grandson get married. “Some members of my family are very concerned about my decision to travel, of course. I’ve heard it all — “Are you sure you want to come?” and, “We all want you here, but we understand if you don’t want to make the trip” and, “Maybe you shouldn’t go” — but I’m determined to be there. I am going,” she tells TODAY.
Marge Glassman will not miss her grandson’s wedding
She explains that Zach is super excited about his wedding, but worried because of the virus outbreak. Marge tells Zach that she couldn’t not attend his wedding. “I’ve seen each of my grandchildren go to their proms, graduate high school and college, and exchange vows with the ones they love. I will not miss this special young man’s wedding.”
She continues, “I think everybody is a little bit nutty about the coronavirus, but I shouldn’t say that because people are frightened and I understand that. But as part of one of the first groups of people officials said shouldn’t travel — the elderly — I have been here before.”
“I’ll be 93 in April, and I’ve gone through a lot of these health scares. I remember Ebola, SARS and the rest of them,” Marge says. She also acknowledges that she is healthy now, so she’s going to go and not miss it for the world. Marge knows that this occasion is too important to miss. “And if this virus does come knocking at my door, well, I’m 92. If I go, I’m going to go out in a world of glory.”
She plans to be optimistic, yet extra careful about her trip. Marge plans to bring hand sanitizer and wet wipes with her and avoid contact with people in general. “For others thinking about traveling, I can’t tell anybody else what to do. You just have to use your own common sense. To each their own, as they say.”