A MAN who’s half of Britain’s first Down’s Syndrome married couple is combating for his life with Covid.
Tommy Pilling, 62, had been isolating along with his spouse Maryanne, 49, at residence in Southend-on-Sea, Essex throughout the pandemic.
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Tommy Pilling, 62, had been isolating along with his spouse Maryanne, 49, at residence in Southend-on-SeaCredit score: Caters Information Company
It was introduced on Fb right now that Tommy had Covid
Nonetheless, Tommy – who additionally suffers from dementia – has now caught the lethal bug and is in hospital.
In a Fb put up, Maryanne’s devastated sister Lindi Newman wrote: “Our stunning Tommy has caught Covid whereas he was in hospital which has then result in Covid pneumonia.
“The medical doctors do not assume he can get better from this.
“We’re beside ourselves with fear, heartbreak and shock. Maryanne understands 95 per cent of the state of affairs and is presently dwelling with our mum so she has full help.
“Please preserve him in your ideas, coronary heart and prayers. We’re misplaced for phrases and can’t course of what is going on, as a household we’re damaged.”
1000’s shared their help for Tommy and Maryanne on social media.
Over Christmas, Lindi – who’s the couple’s full time carer – asked strangers to cheer them up by sending them festive cards.
They have been later inundated with messages and items, however sadly Maryanne has needed to open them alone.
Lindi mentioned: “They’ve an enormous following on social media so I put a plea on-line asking for strangers to ship a card to cheer them up.
“I by no means anticipated the unimaginable response.
“They’ve simply acquired 100 playing cards or extra per day since November 19.
“We now have tried to maintain on high of what number of there may be however it’s proving unattainable.”
Tommy had a fall on December 10 after which caught Covid-19.
Linda mentioned: “I’m particularly grateful for all of the individuals who have put effort and time into the playing cards because it has massively helped take Maryanne’s thoughts off Tommy.
“That is the longest they’ve been aside in 30 years so it has been very irritating and upsetting.”
Tommy had a fall on December 10 earlier than catching CovidCredit score: Caters Information Company
Tommy and Maryanne have been Britain’s first married Down’s Syndrome coupleCredit score: Caters Information Company