Sybil Wolin is a native of Coney Island, New York. At the age of 4, her appendix ruptured. As a result, she was admitted to a hospital and was released one year from the end of the war, in 1944.
In this interview, she shares her memories of getting sick as a young girl. Her malady was initially declared to not have a known cure. After being admitted to a hospital, the staff was given permission to test a running medication known as, “wonder drug”, which was later known to be “Penicillin.” She remembers her time in the hospital which lasted for five weeks. During this time, she had to re-learn how to walk.