Bradford mother and COVID-19 patient Julie Anne Lingan is still in hospital, but shared a post to the Bradford Mammas Facebook group on Tuesday letting everyone know she is doing OK.
"Thank you all for your prayers. It was such a journey that hasn’t ended yet," she wrote. "I'm still here in the hospital trying to walk and get better. I have an amazing nurse."
She said her husband and twins are doing well and wanted to thank the community for their support.
Lingan was admitted to Southlake Hospital on March 17 after experiencing shortness of breath and testing positive for COVID-19. She was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit (ICU), which she only came off of last Thursday.
Later that week, her husband Mark tested positive for the virus; he self-isolated at home for two weeks while their twins stayed with family. He has since recovered.
"Once I’m back, and this virus is gone, I hope to have a barbecue in the backyard. I really appreciate all the prayers sent my way," said Lingan.
"Let's continue to pray for her complete healing," said her mom, Marvie Alday.