108-Year-Old Who Fostered Over 50 Children Shares Her Secret To Long Life
Arlena Labon recently celebrated her 108th birthday. Surrounded by family, the birthday girl from Cleveland can't help but laugh at how old she is.
"She is the most remarkable woman. She’s healthy and has an insatiable appetite. She’s doing well,” said her Great Niece Claudia Martin. She said old age actually runs in the family. They have another cousin who lived to be 114.
To live to be 108 is incredible in itself. But that's not even what is most special about Arlena. She dedicated her long life to fostering children. She never had kids of her own, but has fostered nearly 50 children. She shares how giving them a good life was important to her. She wanted to make sure they all got good educations, because she never did. Along with her love for kids, her long and happy life is due to her good attitude, too.
"Just love one another, baby. Treat one another good. I love everybody and will help everybody that I can. So that's what we have to do,” she said.