http://CBSDAL.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=142407;hostDomain=video.dallas.cbslocal.com;playerWidth=620;playerHeight=349;isShowIcon=true;clipId=11251783;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=CBS.DALLAS%252Fworldnowplayer;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlayOn her 104th birthday, Elizabeth Sullivan wasn’t crediting any doctor for her long life other than her favorite one: Dr. Pepper.
This Fort Worth, Texas, resident drinks three cans of the soda a day, and has for the past four decades regardless of any warnings against the soda’s long-term health impacts.
“People try to give me coffee for breakfast. Well, I’d rather have a Dr. Pepper,” she explained in an interview with Dallas-Fort Worth’s KTVT. “Every doctor that sees me says they’ll kill you, but they die and I don’t. So there must be a mistake somewhere.”
Sullivan, a former math teacher, celebrated this birthday with a gift basket from Larry Young, CEO of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, as well as a birthday cake made in the shape of a Dr. Pepper can and a shipment of her favorite beverage.
Speaking to KTVT, Sullivan said she was pleased to have celebrated so many birthdays. “I’m glad I’m still here. I’m glad I’m not in a rest home. Glad I can read books and watch TV and have people come by and say hello.”
Well, all that and drink her three daily Dr. Peppers.