Viewers of Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek sent messages of support and encouragement after the intimate documentary on Covid’s recovery aired on Tuesday (February 22).
Draper caught Covid in March 2020 and was put into a coma by doctors, hospital stay for a total of 374 days.
Since then, he has received specialist treatment at a clinic in Monterrey, Mexico. He will be back for more procedures in 28 days next month.
The film shows their lives as he returns home to live with Garraway and their children, Darcey and Billy. Although she was grateful to have her husband backThe announcer revealed that she faced “terrible loneliness” while caring for him.
Garraway admitted: “I still hope we have a happy ending, but in the end that feeling is not sustainable.
Those who have seen the film since then have taken to social media to share their thoughts, with many finding the candid nature of the scene deeply moving.
One Twitter user wrote: “Extremely touched by Derek’s concern. “Thank you for sharing your collective story with such authenticity. A huge help to many others. ”
“You have such a wonderful family. I was laughing and crying watching you all this evening,” a second viewer shared.
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Some were particularly impressed with Garraway’s prowess in handling situations, calling her “inspirational”.
“Kate Garraway is a woman, to be honest, she’s not real… I can’t even see it. [TV] for sobbing,” one fan claimed.
Others praised the documentary for showing the realities of Draper’s condition and how his life changed after contracting the virus.
“I love the total honesty and the hardships Derek is facing,” one viewer tweeted. “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing how hard it was for Derek and how exhausted he was. The hugs he gives Darcey and Bill are beautiful.”
Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek can now be streamed on ITV Hub.
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