NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A special birthday celebration was held Sunday in Manhattan for a woman turning 108 years old.
Delia Grace shared advice for a long life outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral.READ MORE: Jury Begins Deliberations In R. Kelly Trial After 6 Weeks Of Testimony
She was born August 29, 1913 in the Dominican Republic and came to New York City in 1968.READ MORE: NYC Teacher, Principal Unions Warn Of School Staffing Shortages When Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect; De Blasio Says Substitutes Standing By
Her daughter said despite needing a leg amputated, she shows no signs of slowing down.
“She lived a healthy life… No alcohol, no cigarettes, nothing. She eat very healthy, and the strength comes from God,” she said.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Says He Will Visit Rikers Island Next Week Amid Growing Pressure
When asked what she wanted to do to mark the occasion, Grace said, “Go to church and give thanks to God.”