Kate Garraway shares an update on her husband Derek’s coronavirus battle and her pride for her children

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Kate Garraway informed fans of her husband Derek Draper’s condition as he continues to fight the coronavirus.

The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter says she refuses to give up hope that Derek will recover.

After attending tonight’s Clap For Carers celebration alongside her children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 10, Kate went to Instagram to update her fans.

She told them that Derek is “still there” and that “there is still hope” despite each day learning of new ways the virus is fighting against him.

Derek is in a coma and has been in intensive care for seven weeks, and Kate says that despite everything they are going through, she is proud of how her children have fared and how they continue to support others.



Kate was joined by her children at Clap For Carers

Kate shared a video of the three of them standing outside their home to participate in the weekly NHS celebration, which takes place at 8 p.m. every Thursday.

Kate also spoke to the Stronger Together charity t-shirt that Darcey was wearing, which she bought without Kate’s knowledge.

She wrote, “I didn’t even know Darcey bought this t-shirt online (with my card!) Until she appeared tonight, but I know how grateful she is to #nhs – I couldn’t be more proud of the way she & Billy has coped with these horrible past 2 months for our family – always finding ways to cheer up and stay strong even when they can see me wobble.



Darcey and Billy have shown their support



Kate is proud of her children

“It is so wonderful to see little green sprouts of hope that this terrible disease has subsided and that, hopefully, we will soon be able to see each other again and kiss our loved ones.

“But the journey for me and my family seems to be far from over because every day my heart sinks as I learn devastating new ways that this virus has more battles to fight for Derek.

“But he is still HERE, so there is still hope. My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all who will be affected by this, not just for the next few weeks, but for the foreseeable future. “



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She added: “This will be the case for many who have suffered from the disease, but also for the frontline workers who have helped care for the most affected.

“The physical and mental scars will be deep, so we have to stay together well beyond the end of the lockout. Thank you very much for all your messages. I’m going to share more things that allowed me to continue on clubgarraway. com.

“And I would also like to hear more about your challenges and your thoughts. Sharing is such a comfort. #Hope # stay positive #clapthecarers »

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