Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway is reportedly planning a trip across the world to find pioneering treatment for her husband Derek Draper.
The ITV favourite, 55, has been the prime caregiver to her husband since he faced severe medical complications after contracting long-Covid back in 2020.
Former lobbyist and political adviser Derek, also 55, contracted the virus almost three years ago, having been rushed to hospital in an ambulance, placed on a ventilator and induced into a coma after falling ill in the same March that the UK went into its first national lockdown.
And now, according to Bella magazine, a source has revealed that devoted wife and mother-of-two Kate – who shares daughter Darcey, 16, and son Billy, 13, with Derek – is embarking on a trip with her husband to undergo treatment.
The source explains: "[Kate] is willing to try anything. She’s been looking into a number of experimental medical options around the world and particularly in Mexico in an effort to save him from the devastating effects of Covid-19.
"Kate only wants the best for Derek. She wants to try it because she feels as though it’s her last hope."
During the height of his recent sepsis battle, Kate revealed that Derek was just minutes from death, and was in fact flown to Mexico for round two of a potentially life-saving medical trial, which Kate has paid for.
Giving credit to the NHS for their "wonderful treatment" so far, she explains that it was only necessary to see Derek receive alternative therapy in South America after his condition dramatically worsened.
The star gave thanks to her friends, colleagues and employers for providing her with the means of arranging medical care for Derek overseas, also giving a shoutout to British Airways and American Airlines for helping him fly the 11,000 mile round trip.
Derek received treatment in Mexico – where he stayed for 28 days – before returning home, with the current plan being to fly back to South America soon "for another round of treatment", as Kate says, to "continue the trial in a way that is financially viable."
Speaking to The Sun earlier this month, Kate described everyday as a "roller-coaster", unsure whether Derek's health will improve or decline from one day to the next.
But despite an emotionally turbulent few years, she remains strong, insisting that "we'll never give up" on her "incredibly supportive" husband, describing her situation as "lucky – compared to so many", encouraging her to speak up.
OK! has contacted representatives for Kate for comment.
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