Kate Garraway has given fans another update on her husband Derek Draper as he battles coronavirus.
Derek has been in intensive care for the last eight weeks, but 53 year old Kate has assured fans he is "still here & so there is still hope." [sic]
The Good Morning Britain presenter took to Instagram to share a video of herself alongside her two children Darcey, 14, and ten year old William as they took part in the weekly Clap For Carers initiative.
She wrote to her 757,000 followers: "I didn’t even know Darcey had bought this t shirt on line ( with my card !) until she emerged tonight but I do know how grateful she is to the #nhs – I couldn’t be prouder of how she & Billy have coped with these past 2 horrific months for our family – always finding ways of lifting our spirits & staying strong even when they can see me wobbling . [sic]
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"Its so wonderful to see little green shoots of hope that this dreadful disease is easing and that hopefully soon we might all be able to see each other again and hug our nearest and dearest."
She went on to explain that the fight is far from over for her family and 53 year old husband as she said: "But the journey for me and my family seems to be far from over as everyday my heart sinks as I learn new & devastating ways this virus has more battles for Derek to fight. [sic]
"But he is still HERE & so there is still hope. [sic]
"My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who will be affected by this, not just for the next few weeks but for the foreseeable future.
"That will be the case for many who have suffered from the disease, but also the front line workers who have been helping to treat the worst affected. The physical and mental scars will run deep and so we need to stick together far beyond the end of lockdown." [sic]
Kate ended her statement by expressing her gratitude for all the support she's been receiving as she said: "Thank you so much for all your messages. I am going to share more of the things that have been keeping me going on clubgarraway.com .
"And I would love to hear more of your challenges & thoughts there too. Sharing is such a comfort ." [sic] alongside the hashtags #hope, #staypositive and #clapthecarers.
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Kate's pal and co-star Piers Morgan recently revealed that she's been given "huge hope" by coronavirus survivors.
Speaking on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, Piers and Susanna Reid interviewed Jo Tillbrook and her husband Clive. Jo had been incredibly ill with the virus, with doctors saying she wouldn’t survive.
However, Jo has fully recovered from coronavirus and spoke about her horrifying ordeal on the ITV daytime show.
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Piers, who recently branded Boris Johnson "disgusting" for raising feeds on foreign NHS workers who saved his life, told Jo that stories like hers had made Kate hopeful that husband will recover and return home.
He said: “One of my colleagues, Kate Garraway, her husband has been very critically ill for a long period of time now and these sort of stories, I have to say, think give Kate huge hope when she hears and sees them.
"Because she was in the very same position that Clive was in, you can't see your loved one. You just have to muddle through, I guess."
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