Kate Garraway pays moving tribute to children Darcey and Billy amid her husband Derek’s coronavirus battle – The Sun

KATE Garraway paid a moving tribute to her children Darcey and Billy who have "stayed strong" throughout their dad Derek Draper's coronavirus battle.

Good Morning Britain star Kate, 53, told fans her husband is still fighting for his life after two months in intensive care.

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Last night she posted a video of her daughter Darcey, 14, and ten-year-old son Billy taking part in the weekly Clap For Carers event outside their house, saying their ordeal was "far from over".

Pointing out the NHS Better Together top her daughter was wearing, Kate wrote on Instagram: "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."

But despite the bravery of Kate's family, Derek still remains comatose in hospital – with the presenter unsure if he can hear what they are saying.

Fans have praised her optimism and strength throughout her terrible ordeal, but she admitted her husband has "more battles to fight".

"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," Kate 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."

Remaining thankful he is still alive, Kate added: "But he is still HERE & so there is still hope. 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."


Referring to her website, she added: "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 . #hope #staypositive #clapthecarers."

This Morning Kate's GMB co-stars Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins said they were "praying" Derek "pulls through".

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