Jo Whiley says her sister Frances “wish to say an enormous thanks” to all people who has helped her after she contracted coronavirus.
The broadcaster revealed final week that her sibling, who has studying disabilities and diabetes, was admitted to hospital with COVID-19 after an outbreak in her Northamptonshire care residence.
Whiley says her household has now gone from “discussing palliative care” for her sister to “sitting on her favorite bench ingesting cups of tea”.
Whiley, 55, has beforehand stated she was residing by a “nightmare” as she questioned why she was offered the vaccine before her 53-year-old sister, who has the uncommon Cri du Chat genetic syndrome.
On Tuesday, Whiley posted a video of Frances giving a thumbs-up and a spherical of applause, and stated her sister “wish to say an enormous thanks to all people who has helped her, particularly the superb medical doctors and nurses of the NHS, and her many MANY well-wishers”.
Whiley additionally supplied an replace on her sibling’s situation, writing on Twitter: “It is arduous to imagine we have gone from discussing palliative care on Friday evening to sitting on her favorite bench ingesting cups of tea.”
However she added: “COVID has introduced with it additional issues.
“We’re now coping with worrying diabetes and hypertension points, and my mother and father are exhausted past perception.
“It is so arduous observing from behind a visor and masks, helpless does not cowl it.”
She additionally renewed her name for folks with studying disabilities to be prioritised within the vaccine rollout.
“Not everybody has been as fortunate as us,” she stated.
“So many have died or are affected by lengthy COVID as a result of they have been merely not protected.
“We have to present them that they don’t seem to be forgotten and we care.”
Whiley had described it because the “worst week” of her life following Frances’s prognosis.