Kate Garraway’s husband, Derek, is broken because of a love card from his daughter Darcey

ITV’s Caring For Derek captured the moment Derek Draper celebrated his birthday at home last year, after his lengthy Covid battle

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Derek Draper sheds tears after receiving a card from his daughter

Derek Draper burst into tears while filming for his wife Kate Garraway ITV documentary Caring for Derek, which airs on Tuesday nights.

The sequel Finding Derek follows Derek’s recovery, as he returns home after more than a year in the hospital in a prolonged battle with Covid.

Derek, 54 years old, signed a contract Coronavirus in March 2020 and did not return home for a year, after he was put into a coma by doctors.

He has had to battle with serious long-term effects and a host of health problems since his diagnosis, including multiple organ failure and blood clots on his lungs, and has continued to recover for nearly two years. Later.







Derek Draper burst into tears during Kate Garraway’s wife Kate Garraway’s documentary Caring for Derek on ITV
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Derek requires round-the-clock care and continues to have mobility and communication problems, while the family has seen improvements that give them hope.

One thing his family says is still clear to see is his love for his children, Darcey and Billy.

An emotional moment after he returned home in April 2021 saw Derek reach out and embrace his young son Billy as they hugged.







ITV’s Caring For Derek captured the moment Derek Draper celebrated his birthday at home last year
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Another tearful scene in the documentary saw the family celebrate his first birthday at home since he was hospitalized.

Derek was able to read the message his daughter had written him in a card, before he burst into tears.

Darcey’s card reads: “To the greatest dad in the world. Happy birthday, love you so much, I’m so proud of you.”

When he reached the end of the message, he burst into tears leading to his daughter comforting him before Billy also hugged his emotional father.

Viewers shed tears at the moment and praised the love between the father and his children, as well as his wife Kate.

One viewer tweeted: “So much love and devotion reading the card was for me. Pure sobs from the soul for all of them.”

Another said: “So touched. His reaction to that birthday card. It was difficult for him and the whole family. Maximum respect for Kate.”

A third viewer commented: “I was so moved watching #CaringForDerek. The moment when he read his daughter’s Birthday card for ‘greatest dad’ let me down.”







At the end of the message, he burst into tears leading to his daughter to comfort him
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Darcey also talked about how her relationship with her father has not changed, while her father is not able to show his love as much as before.

She explained: “Obviously the relationship is still the same, but I can tell that Dad still can’t show it as much as before, but he’s still the same, just in some ways. You can see the love, Yes.”

When asked if she was “worried about someone seeing her dad”, she replied, “Not at all. I know some people might be embarrassed by it, but I’m not ashamed of it, just because he survived it’s more impressive. more embarrassing.”

Kate Garraway: Caring For Derek is available now on ITV Hub.

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