Kate Garraway has said her husband Derek Draper is making “good progress” after a setback to the course of his medical battle.Draper had been admitted into a medical facility suffering from Covid-19 in the month of March in 2020 after which one year later, he was back home to continue receiving treatment ever since. In August, he had to be readmitted to the hospital after being diagnosed as having “life-threatening” Sepsis. Kate Garraway says husband Derek, Garraway has chronicled Draper’s lengthy journey to recovery , and how his battle with health issues has negatively affected her family through two critically acclaimed documentaries: Kate Garraway: Finding Derek and Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek.
Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek was awarded the prize for the best Authored Documentary the last evening’s National Television Awards (October 13) Then, following the victory, Garraway provided an update on the health of her husband. “He is making great improvements,” she told Digital Spy and other media during the event. “He suffered a major loss… however, he continues to fight with an extraordinary energy, and I am so grateful for that.” Garraway also stated that Draper will “get that message today” about the documentary’s victory.
Draper, the Good Morning Britain presenter was present at the ceremony with Draper’s daughter, 16, Darcey who took to the stage alongside her mother to receive the prize.
Garraway also addressed Draper’s condition on the ITV show DNA Journey, which aired this week. “2020 was quite a tragic one,” Garraway said. “With Derek, he got very sick in the early stages of the pandemic, and has been extremely injured. “That is well-documented since for many people, he’s become to represent the struggle which continues. “She was on the show alongside her pal, This Morning presenter Alison Hammond whom acknowledged her support in the midst of Draper’s health issues. “Alison I was messaging me to say “I’m thinking about you” She has always been amazing in this manner,” she revealed.