By Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com
Published: 04:01 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 04:55 GMT, 26 November 2020
A family traveled from across the United States to celebrate their relative's 99th birthday - only for every single one of them to return home infected with COVID-19.
The Goldsticker family thought that they were being careful; all either quarantining or taking COVID tests before they traveled to St Louis, Missouri last month.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
But all 12 people at the celebratory weekend - from the 99-year-old birthday boy Ralph to his three-year-old great nephew - contracted the virus.
Larry Goldsticker, Ralph's son, who lives in Plano, Texas, told Fox 4 they all discussed ways to keep each other safe from the virus.
All 12 members of the Goldsticker family, pictured, tested positive for COVID after this photo
Ralph Goldsticker was celebrating his 99th birthday in St Louis, Missouri at the time
Ralph Goldsticker celebrated turning 99 in October with family members in St Louis
'So there's a total of 12 of us. We were very conscient, we thought, beforehand,' he said.