Sir Rod Stewart gives brave nurse £5,000 to help ‘in rough times’ after she beats coronavirus – The Sun
SIR Rod Stewart has given a brave nurse £5,000 after she won her own coronavirus battle — with a note saying it was to help in “rough times”.
Student Natasha Jenkins, 35, spent 22 days on a ventilator before she was finally reunited with her family.
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A video of her heart-warming reunion was shared online and was spotted by rocker Rod, 75, who then got in touch.
The singer’s message said: “Hi Natasha, a small gift to help you through the rough times.”
Second-year trainee Natasha, from Barry, South Wales, was treated at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff after developing pneumonia and testing positive for the virus.
The mum-of-three now needs the support of a frame to walk, has crippling fatigue and will require 12 months of rehab.
She admitted she feels like she has “gone back to being a child”.
But she added: “I’m doing really good now. When I saw what Rod Stewart had sent me, I was absolutely gob-smacked.
“It was a really, really lovely kind thing for him to do.”
She is considering spending the money on her kids Codie, 16, Elise, 12, and Oakley, six.
Natasha said: “They have been through so much.”
Meanwhile Elwyn Hughes, who at 96 is thought to be the oldest working tailor in Britain after 80 years of stitching, has beaten Covid-19.
The great-grandad, a widower since 1993, tested positive last month and spent five weeks battling the deadly disease at Connaught Court nursing home in York.
His family were “very worried” about the World War Two veteran but his condition miraculously improved on VE Day — and he was given the all-clear on Wednesday.
The pensioner plans to get back as soon as possible to tailoring from his room, which is packed with his machinery and materials.
Richard Hughes, 67, one of Elwyn’s three sons, said: “He’s a fighter, he doesn’t give in.
"He fought the Germans in the war and now he has fought coronavirus and won. He is starting to feel more like himself again.”
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