87-Year-Old Grandfather in the UK Leaves Hospital & Heads Home after Battling Coronavirus for 2 Weeks
The octogenarian man was photographed as he walked out of the hospital with the aid of his walker and wearing a face mask, and the image resonated with thousands of people who took it as a sign of hope.
Ever since we began to understand the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been especially worried about the elderly, since they are considered to be a high-risk population in this health crisis.
This is why every time we learn of a person of an advanced age that overcame covid-19 it gives our heart a little relief and also hope for our older relatives.
British woman Sophie Edwards wanted to share her joy and gratefulness after her grandfather was released from the hospital after two weeks battling the disease that has claimed so many lives in the UK, and was on his way to recovery.
A 96-year-old woman in South Korea has become the oldest patient in the country to fully recover from the novel coronavirus.— CNN (@CNN) March 26, 2020
She is now under self-quarantine in her home, where she lives with her son. https://t.co/JNXatQN6DU
Edwards took to her Facebook profile to post a photo of her grandfather Ewart Lockton, from Manchester, leaving a medical facility in good shape and walking arm in arm with a proud medical.
“This is my 87-year-old Grandpa saying goodbye to staff at North Manchester Hospital where he’s been for 2 weeks with Covid Positive Pneumonia,” Edwards captioned the image, shared on March 25, adding:
“He’s now finishing his recovery where he belongs, at home with my Grandma!”
Edwards didn’t miss the opportunity to express her gratitude toward the workers of the NHS for their hard work in saving as many lives as possible in these difficult times.
SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS
As of March 28, the post had received more than 100.000 reactions, apart from being shared as many as 90.000 times.
“Praise God. What a witness to the human spirit to survive against all odds,” wrote Mary Barclay. “What a fighter you are, Sir. We salute you. Brilliant news,” added Matthew Austen.
“That’s absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing and giving us some hope,” wrote user Jill Adhikari.
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