Kate Garraway shares heartbreaking Derek Draper card he wrote before the battle of the coronavirus


Kate Garraway shared a romantic card from her husband Derek Draper that he wrote before being hit by coronavirus. The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter made a tearful return to the ITV breakfast show on Friday, on which she gave the heartbreaking diagnosis that Derek may “never recover” from the effects of Covid-19, despite beating the virus.

Derek has been in a comatose state for the past 10 weeks and can stay that way for a year or more, kate’s doctors have warned.

Speaking to The Sun, Kate revealed that she dug up an old message from Derek while packing him a bag of washing items for the hospital.

The TV star appeared on GMB on Friday to provide an update on Derek

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She said: “I opened it and there was a card he had written for me, which I was reading at the time.

“It says how much he loves me, how proud he is of me and how good he felt at home.

“It was so romantic and it’s so strange to read it now that it’s in this state.”

The former lobbyist overcame the virus and tested negative for Covid-19, but an emotional Kate admitted that Derek’s main organs had been ravaged by her.

With tears in her eyes, Kate told GMB viewers: “The fight against the virus has been won and it is still there, but it has caused extraordinary damage to his body and we don’t know if he can recover.”

Drawing on the details of her husband’s condition, Kate admitted: “Derek’s situation is incredibly rare. The damage he suffered and we do not know the effect on his body and whether he can recover and how he would recover.

“Some of the damage it has, there is only one in five people they have seen with it.”

Kate Garraway has found a romantic note from her husband Derek Draper that fights the effects of coronavirus in the hospital

Kate also revealed that their 10-year-old son Billy slept next to his father’s bed empty every night.

He had built a Lego Death Star of Star Wars with his father and hopes there will be a time when he will return from the hospital to continue their project.

The coronavirus pandemic meant that the family could not visit him, but they used FaceTime to communicate with him in the hope that he could hear their voices.

Kate Garraway shared weekly updates on her husband’s condition

Kate went on to say that their home is now full of painful reminders of Derek’s absence.

She said: “There are times when I can’t bear to look around this house.

“It’s a lot of things he’s chosen, he’s trapped right now, in a line between life and the uncertainty of recovery, and we’re trapped with that uncertainty as well.”

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