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Kate Garraway - Hilary Jones - Derek Draper - Inside Kate Garraway and husband Derek Draper's tragic Covid journey after NTA win - dailystar.co.uk - Britain
Inside Kate Garraway and husband Derek Draper's tragic Covid journey after NTA win
Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper have been through hell over the last two years, but their battle isn't over.When Derek was hospitalised in March 2020, he became the UK's longest suffering Covid patient after spending 13 months in hospital.Kate and former political advisor Derek have been married for 17 years and doting parents share two children, 16-year-old Darcey and 12-year-old William.READ MORE: Kate Garraway in emotional plea as she says there's 'no end' to Derek Draper's careGMB star Kate documented their heartbreaking health journey in her ITV film Finding Derek, which won Best Documentary at the National Television Awards last year.Now, Kate has won for a second year, taking the Authored Documentary category at the 2022 National Television Awards, showing just how much their story has moved the nation.Daily Star has taken a look back at the couple's heartbreaking health journey.Derek was rushed to hospital on March 30 2020 with serious Covid symptoms - but it wasn't until April 3 when Kate shocked viewers with the news.She explained Derek had experienced headaches, numbness in his hand and severe breathlessness where he struggled to hold his breath for longer than ten seconds.The presenter turned to her colleague Dr Hilary Jones for help and he urged her to phone an ambulance, after which he was rushed to intensive care.He was then placed in a medically-induced coma and remained unconscious for 13 weeks while being treated by hospital staff.Kate stayed by her husband's side and kept her viewers updated about his condition on Good Morning Britain.Derek finally woke up from his coma in July 2020, but he would remain in hospital for many more months.Kate was warned by medics that Derek still had a long
Kate Garraway - Derek Draper - Kate Garraway gives heartbreaking health update on Derek as he faces new fight in hospital - express.co.uk - Britain
Kate Garraway gives heartbreaking health update on Derek as he faces new fight in hospital
Kate Garraway, 55, has revealed her husband Derek Draper is back in hospital again fighting sepsis.The 57-year-old first developed the condition earlier this year, two years after doctors fought to save him from coronavirus.In an update on his health, the Good Morning Britain presenter said she is once again trying to get him back home.Kate has been a carer for her spouse since he left hospital last year following a year-long battle with Covid-19.Of being his first-hand support, she told The Sun: "We all clapped for carers with vigour during the pandemic because they were saving lives right before our very eyes, but the trouble is, when the direct fear of life-or-death passes, this celebration gets quickly forgotten, but the caring goes on."It’s not sexy or the stuff of movies, like pulling someone from a burning building or giving mouth to mouth, but it’s no less vital to life."Nicola Adam's partner Ella hits back over lingerie breastfeeding picThe mother-of-two went on to say that she still remains "constantly inspired" by those who have cared for her husband during his health battle.She also told readers that doctors had left him a special message in his birthday card as Kate praised them for going above and beyond their duty.The presenter continued: "On his birthday they wrote in a card, 'We celebrate every day your braveness and strength to keep going through the pain, struggles and setbacks'."And then added, 'But today on your birthday, we want to celebrate you, Derek, the man, not the trauma, but you as a person'."The presenter said such a gesture was "care" to her "in its purest form".Sepsis is life threatening and can be hard to spot, as stated by the NHS.It happens when your immune system overreacts to an
Kate Garraway - Derek Draper - Who is Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper and how is his health now? - dailystar.co.uk - Britain
Who is Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper and how is his health now?
Kate Garraway has had the nation in tears with her regular updates about the condition of her husband.Derek Draper had an unusually severe form of long Covid which nearly cost him his life.Coronavirus ravaged the former Labour Party adviser’s body from top to bottom, causing brain inflammation, kidney failure, damage to his liver and pancreas and his heart to stop several times. He lost eight stone and was left with holes in his lungs from repeat infections.The 55-year-old did manage to return to the north London home he shares with his radio presenter partner and their two children but requires round-the-clock care.Even two-and-a-half years on from first contracting the virus, his wife — who is on ITV's DNA Journey to learn about her family history on Thursday (October 6) — said he still struggles to communicate.Derek Draper is a PR and former political advisor who was born in Chorley, Lancashire, on August 15, 1967.Draper entered politics after university, securing a job in 1992 with Peter Mandelson, then MP for Hartlepool and a central player in Tony Blair’s New Labour government.He later shifted to head up a lobbying firm called GPC Market Access between 1996 and 1999.While working there, he was embroiled in a scandal known as “lobbygate”.Draper was caught on tape boasting to an undercover reporter from The Observer, posing as a businessman, offering to sell access to government ministers.He denied the allegations and accused the newspaper of attempting to entrap him.The incident saw Draper leave politics to retrain as a psychotherapist, studying for a masters in the US.In 2008, Draper made a return to British politics and a year later set-up the website LabourList, a blog that focused on Labour Party news.