92-year-old coronavirus survivor recognized as a COVID Hero

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92-year-old Elvera Cagle was recognized as a COVID hero.

During her daily online news conference, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero recognized one of our island’s manamko whose fight against COVID-19 has provided encouragement to the community in a time of unease.

The governor commended 92-year-old Elvera Cagle for being a COVID Hero, facing COVID-19 head-on and recovering.

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“Our oldest COVID-19 survivor at 92 years old … you heard her fears as she was confirmed positive for COVID-19, you heard her hope as she began to recover from the illness. You heard how she turned to prayer and her family and you heard the support she received from Public Health every step of the way. Her story is just one of 130 other stories of recovery,” the governor said.

The governor commended her for sharing her story and showing that while some may face the virus supported by family or others alone in isolation, each showed us the courage, strength, and resilience to beat COVID-19.

The governor is encouraging residents to use the hashtag #COVIDHeroesGU on their social media posts to highlight people, groups, and businesses who are stepping up to assist the island’s COVID-19 response efforts.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.