A grandmother who spent all her life taking care of her family is proving to the world that you are never too old to make your dreams come true.
Dorothy Pollack, 103, is spending her days going through her bucket list. And the first on her list is to get a frog tattoo in honor of the one thing she loves more than beer and burgers.
On June 16, Dorothy celebrated her birthday in a nursing home in Muskegon, Michigan, where she spent months in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Covid-19 had her in prison for months,” Teresa Zavitz-Jones, her granddaughter told CNN. “The nurse in the home said she was horribly depressed and we needed to get her out. We couldn’t see her so we had no idea how she really was. She’s extremely hard of hearing so phone calls were not helpful.”
Weeks after she was discharged from the nursing home, Dorothy decided she wanted a tattoo out of nowhere.
“It was pretty exciting because years ago my grandson wanted me to get one and I wouldn’t do it,” Dorothy told CNN. “All of a sudden, I decided I would like to have one. And if I could, a frog. Because I like frogs,” she laughed.
On Friday, the 103-year-old rolled up her sleeves and patiently sat through the tattoo. While most people would flinch and cringe at the feeling of a needle on their skin, Dorothy barely moved a muscle.
“She took it like a champ. I didn’t even see her wince. Maybe she had half a wince once,” Ray Reasoner Jr.
said, who tattooed Dorothy at A.W. O. L. Custom Tattooing in Muskegon. “She was just so excited. It was an amazing experience. If someone over a century old tells you to do something for them you just gotta do it. ”
Dorothy is the oldest person he has ever tattooed, Ray added.
After getting her tattoo, which she said she “absolutely loved,” Dorothy decided to cross yet another experience off her bucket list, taking a sweet ride on a motorcycle.