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Horsemad Tue 30-Jun-20 11:05:33

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53231208

Hope the link works. I followed this chap's story and now there's amazing news.

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Beebityboo Tue 30-Jun-20 11:25:00

Oh that's fantastic! So so happy he made it through!

Blerg Tue 30-Jun-20 12:21:43

Thanks for sharing this. I saw the original article and wondered what had happened.

Plexie Tue 30-Jun-20 14:06:37

I came to see if anyone had posted about this. It's such good news! I've been Googling his name periodically to see if there was any news but there wasn't, which I took as a sign that he hadn't died.

For anyone who doesn't know what we're talking about, a woman called Sue Martin was interviewed on Radio 4's Today programme in April about her husband Mal, who was at death's door with Covid-19. She spoke about how she and her children had been called into the hospital for a final goodbye but that had been a few days before and he was still clinging on. She moved a lot of listeners to tears.

That was three months ago and today's story is that Mal survived, albeit with a harrowing recovery and a damaged body. But he survived and is due to go home.

BestIsWest Tue 30-Jun-20 15:07:40

I was just reading this too. Such good news. I knew of Sue Martin before this (not personally but via a third party) so felt a bit of a connection.

cologne4711 Tue 30-Jun-20 20:58:48

Yes I had been wondering what happened to him too. I hope he makes a full recovery - at the moment he is still very ill and it's a long road, but it looks very promising for him.

Scottishgirl85 Tue 30-Jun-20 21:49:43

I cried when I read the update on BBC news earlier. I remember reading the story back in April and have actually googled his name a couple of times since to check for updates. It's just wonderful. Let's hope we can share a similar good news thread for Derek Draper some day soon.

Katharinablum Wed 01-Jul-20 08:26:55

Great story. I remember reading about this at the height of the pandemic in april. I work in ICU and without going into detail we have had some very similar success stories. Lovely to hear this one from a relatives point of view.

Orangeblossom78 Wed 01-Jul-20 12:52:35

It is good to hear he has got through this. However the BBC have been not great with their reporting of this. The poor man had significant underlying health problems - diabetes and had a previous heart attack and stents, and BBC was not being clear on this in one article.

It is good to hear that someone with such health problems got through in the end.

Horsemad Wed 01-Jul-20 15:45:47

Hmm, he really was up against it then @Orangeblossom78.

Maybe his family requested that his health conditions weren't disclosed? Maybe the BBC weren't aware of them, even?

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Orangeblossom78 Wed 01-Jul-20 16:03:21

No, they were; it was in a previous article. Then they did another with no mention of it and even saying something along the lines of health having no bearing on the virus which was pretty misleading.

Of course it is wonderful that he has recovered, not taking away form that but they should also be clear with people this was not a man in full health as well.

Orangeblossom78 Wed 01-Jul-20 16:06:16

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52227755

Orangeblossom78 Wed 01-Jul-20 16:06:29

(the previous one)

Horsemad Wed 01-Jul-20 16:13:19

Thanks, that does appear to be misleading of them.

Hopefully he's feeling much better now and on the road to recovery.

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reinacorriendo Wed 01-Jul-20 16:15:14

I saw this today and it made me so happy. Been thinking of her but couldn’t remember her name to google (I take topirimate so my brain is a bit rubbish)

BestIsWest Thu 02-Jul-20 21:04:50

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-53269472/coronavirus-miracle-recovery-mal-martin-welcomed-home

Horsemad Thu 02-Jul-20 21:17:48

That's so lovely, I bet they just can't believe they've got him home - truly amazing ending to the story.

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