“Is she the world’s oldest person?”
A woman living in Brazil is believed to be the world’s oldest living person after medics were called in to treat her when she became poorly.
Maria Gomes dos Reis, believed to be 121-years-old, was ‘discovered’ by medical authorities in Brazil after she fell ill.
According to her birth certificate, she was born on 16th June 1900.
The now-bed-bound pensioner lives with her granddaughter Celia Cristina, as all her own children have already passed away.
But Celia said her grandma was spritely before she became bed-bound just over eight years ago.
Guinness World Records says the world’s oldest living person is Frenchwoman Lucile Randon, who was born on 11th February 1904 and is 118 years old.
It is unclear if Maria’s family intends to get in touch with Guinness World Records.
poorly = ไม่สบาย
fell ill = เริ่มไม่สบาย
authorities = เจ้าหน้าที่
discover = ค้นพบ
bedridden, bed-bound = ล้มหมอนนอนเสื่อ
spritely = กระปรี้กระเปร่า
medic = แพทย์
birth certificate = สูติบัตร
pensioner = ผู้รับบำนาญ