A GRIEVING widow has instructed Brits “do not assume you are invincible” after dropping her wholesome husband to coronavirus.
Marathon runner Graham Griffin, who had no underlying well being circumstances, died final month after a 50-day hospital struggle.
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Graham Griffin and his spouse Ann had been collectively for 38 years – since they had been 17 and 15Credit score: Midlands Media Company
Graham, 54, was coaching for his third marathon when he fell in poor healthCredit score: Midlands Media Company
The dad-of-three, of Wisbech, Cambs, spent a month-and-a-half hooked as much as a ventilator in intensive care.
The 54-year-old, who was coaching for his third marathon, didn’t drink or smoke and adopted authorities tips.
He died at Peterborough hospital on December 18 and is survived by sons Taylor, 19, Kane, 22 and Ben, 25, and three-year-old grandson Tommy.
Grieving spouse Ann, who married Graham in 1996, warned how the lethal bug might strike anybody.
The 53-year-old stated: “I’m so offended with the individuals who assume the virus received’t have an effect on them – that they’re too younger to be affected.
“Anyone can get this – it doesn’t matter what your age or situation.
“I did not count on for a second I’d lose my husband – however right here I’m.
“My message is do not assume you are invincible. Defend your self and defend your loved ones.”
Graham and spouse Ann on their wedding ceremony day in 1996Credit score: Midlands Media Company
Graham along with his three sons Taylor, Kane and BenCredit score: Midlands Media Company
Graham fell in poor health in October and was admitted to hospital after being unwell for 9 days at dwelling.
The grandad spent 45 days in intensive care affected by Covid, pneumonia, two collapsed lungs, kidney failure and clots on his lungs.
Ann stated: “Graham was fitter than folks half his age and but the virus went for him large time.”
She had not seen her husband since October 29 as she watched his battle in intensive care over FaceTime.
Ann was left heartbroken because the couple by no means obtained the prospect to say their goodbyes.
She stated: “We had been collectively 38 years – and married for twenty-four. He was my soulmate and greatest pal.
“He would do something for anybody. Nothing was ever an excessive amount of bother for him.”
Graham’s funeral shall be held on Tuesday and due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions, just 30 people can attend the service.
Graham along with his three-year-old grandson Tommy Credit score: Midlands Media Company