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Kate Garraway to release book about husband's coronavirus fight

Kate Garraway to release book about husband's coronavirus fight
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Kate Garraway announces plans to release a book about her husband Derek Draper's long battle with coronavirus.

Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway has revealed that she has written a book about her husband Derek Draper's horrific battle with coronavirus.

Draper, a former political advisor and author himself, has now been intensive care for almost 10 months due to coronavirus - making him the UK's longest-serving patient as a result of the disease.

For much of that time he was in an induced coma, although he has since come round, but his body has been left ravaged with medical complications and he faces a long road to recovery.

Announcing details of her book, The Power of Hope, Garraway said that she hoped it might inspire others who have had to deal - or will deal in future - with the cruelty of COVID.

"The pandemic is far from over and so is Derek's journey but I have decided to share our story and what's helping to keep me going, as we all try to work out what our new futures will look like," she wrote on Instagram.

"I am really hoping that it will help you with all that you are going through."

She continued: "This virus has impacted every single one of us.

"By telling the story of Derek's illness and how it has altered our lives, I hope to be able to reach out to others who are suffering.

"If writing about my experience of facing fear, coping day to day with an uncertain future and finding streng­th for the sake of my kids can in some way help another who is feeling lost or in despair, it will mean a lot."

Draper's current status is unknown, although Garraway recently revealed that he has lost eight stone during his ordeal.

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