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A man who only had 24 hours to live after contracting the coronavirus is reunited with his mother

Heartwarming moment when a man who only got to live 24 hours after contracting the coronavirus is reunited with his mother after defeating the deadly disease

  • Ben McCafferty, 34, fired from Bradford Royal Infirmary in West Yorkshire
  • His mother Di Margerison stayed with her son the first night, when he was admitted
  • But she was unable to continue due to restrictions during the Covid-19 outbreak
  • Read more about how you can help people affected by COVID

A man who had only 24 hours to live after contracting the coronavirus has been reunited with his family after defeating the deadly bug.

Ben McCafferty, 34, was discharged from Bradford Royal Infirmary in West Yorkshire on Saturday after a two-week battle with the disease.

The heartwarming moment when he was reunited with his mother after a few weeks was captured on camera.

Ben McCafferty, 34, was fired from Bradford Royal Infirmary in West Yorkshire on Saturday after a two-week battle with the disease

The heartwarming moment when he was reunited with his mother after a few weeks was captured on camera

The heartwarming moment when he was reunited with his mother after a few weeks was captured on camera

Ben McCafferty, 34, was fired from Bradford Royal Infirmary in West Yorkshire on Saturday after a two-week battle with the disease

In the images, Ben is preparing to leave the department together with stepfather Neil.

Neil talks to the camera and says, “Ben came in very badly two weeks ago and we didn’t expect to survive.

“We were told that the survival rate would be very low.

But with the staff and the help and support he has had, he has come through and seems fully fit and ready to go.

“He’s looking forward to going home and seeing his mother.”

The clip then cuts to Ben walking down the hall to the hospital exit before seeing his mother Di Margerison.

The pair approach each other before embracing each other in an emotional reunion.

Ms. Margerison had stayed with her son the first night of being hospitalized but was unable to continue due to restrictions during the Covid-19 outbreak.

In the images, Ben is preparing to leave the department together with stepfather Neil. Neil talks to the camera and says, “Ben came in very badly fourteen days ago and we didn’t expect him to survive.”

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Head of Nursing Karen Dawber added that Ben was not expected to survive another 24 hours and was initially cared for in palliative care

Head of Nursing at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, Karen Dawber, added that Ben was not expected to survive another 24 hours and was initially cared for in palliative care

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Head of Nursing Karen Dawber added that Ben was not expected to survive another 24 hours and was initially cared for in palliative care

As the clip continues, she holds and encourages Ben’s arm as he thanks the NHS staff for treating him before the whole family gets a raw round of applause as they walk out of the hospital hand in hand.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Head of Nursing, Karen Dawber, said Ben was not expected to survive another 24 hours and was initially cared for in palliative care.

Speak with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Mrs. Margerison said, “I didn’t think he would make it.

“It was the longest time we had split up. The care he received in the hospital saved his life. ‘

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