The Power of Hope

£8.99

I stood at the start of the new year feeling renewed, thinking that having got through the challenges of ‘I’m a Celebrity’, I had survived the toughest experience of my life, faced my worst fears and thrived. Surely 2020 would be a breeze. How wrong I was. It hadn’t been anything close to the toughest experience of my life. My biggest challenge was just around the corner, and it was, for the most part, going to take place in my own home. In March 2020, Kate Garraway’s husband, Derek Draper, contracted COVID-19 and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Initially, Kate was told that he would not survive. Still in hospital and in a critical condition, he is thought to be the UK’s longest-fighting COVID-19 patient. In this intimate book, Kate shares her deeply personal story.

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‘A raw, honest rollercoaster that touches the heart’ *****
‘Kate and her family’s courageous battle over the last year is told with such candour’ *****
‘Written from the heart with the will never to give up hope’ *****
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In March 2020, Kate Garraway’s husband, Derek Draper, contracted Covid-19 and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Initially, Kate was told that he would not survive. A year later he was still in hospital. Now at home but requiring round-the-clock care, he is thought to be the UK’s longest-fighting Covid-19 patient.

In this intimate book, Kate shares her deeply personal story. As well as recounting how the illness took hold of their lives, she writes about how she is coping with the uncertainty of their future, how she’s supporting her children through this traumatic time, how she has found strength in community and how she strives to hold on to hope even at the darkest of times. Covid-19 has affected everyone across the country in so many ways and Kate hopes that by revealing her own personal experience, it will give comfort to others. By sharing the lessons she has learnt along the way, it will help us all begin to try to re-build our lives.

Kate’s exceptional courage, positivity and warmth shine through on every page, making The Power of Hope a truly inspiring read that will resonate with all of us whose lives continue to be touched by the virus.
THIS EDITION IS UPDATED, WITH NEW MATERIAL ABOUT CARING FOR DEREK AT HOME.

Additional information

Weight 0.223 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

307 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

362.19624140092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K