WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore, who was knighted not too long ago for his huge efforts to help the health service, has been hospitalized with covid.
The 100-year-old veteran, who raised over $40 million for charity, had pneumonia before testing positive for COVID.
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In our hour of need...
And when it comes to medical pandemics?
And more often than not...
We can get so wrapped up in ourselves, that we forget how much we rely on these people...
They themselves put their own health at stake.
Thank you -- To our doctors. To our nurses. To ALL our healthcare workers out there. You’re on the front lin… https://t.co/0CARot6Nzv— Gavin Newsom (@Gavin Newsom)1584631297.0
And of course, this is no different when it comes to the current outbreak.
I wanted to take a minute to send a special thank you to everybody working on the front lines to battle the COVID-1… https://t.co/oXpAiL9I6q— danawhite (@danawhite)1584637661.0
In fact, things have gotten so bad that retired healthcare professionals are being asked to return.BBC.
But of course, there is still so much good in the world.
I found two boxes on my doorstep this morning. Thank you whoever you are. This independent doctor is forever gratef… https://t.co/LZqUrdMzMM— Niran Al-Agba, MD (@Niran Al-Agba, MD)1584474545.0
People have also been coming up with other ways to show their gratitude.
This just brought tears to my eyes. People on this street clapping at 7:30 tonight to show their thanks to frontl… https://t.co/0CZmkZ08wS— Cynthia Mulligan (@Cynthia Mulligan)1584661022.0
Celebrities, athletes, and civilians have all been lending a helping hand.Whether it's donating money and supplies, or just spreading a positive message on social media, everyone is coming together to do their bit.
And one army veteran has embarked on one more mission to serve his country.
via: justgivingMr. Moore from Yorkshire was posted to India during WWII, and he later fought on the Arakan.
Despite already risking his life to serve his country, Moore still has plenty more to give.
via: justgivingEven if it takes him a little bit longer to do it now.
The 100-year-old hasn't lost his spirit.
via: justgivingAfter attending Grammar School, Moore later completed an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer... Which is no mean feat.
His life took a whole new path when the second world war broke out.
via: justgivingHe went on to being enlisted in the British army at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for officer training.
More recently, Captain Tom Moore has been using his time to support Britain's key workers.
via: justgivingMoore - with help from the more tech-savvy members of his family - set up a fundraiser for all the doctors and nurses risking their lives during this crisis earlier this month.
It just goes to show, every little helps.
His goal was to walk one-hundred laps of his garden before he turned one hundred...
Originally, his plan was to raise £500,000 ($623,700)...
🙌 Over ONE MILLION POUNDS for the #NHS 👏 @captaintommoore has done it! Well done Captain Tom from @mrdanwalker,… https://t.co/manApiNvj9— Richard Frediani (@Richard Frediani)1586852417.0
The entire nation was eager to donate to the veteran...
WOW WOW WOW 1.5 million pounds for our amazing NHS I am blown away by the Great British public and their generos… https://t.co/XSj9pBFF6I— Captain Sir Tom Moore (@Captain Sir Tom Moore)1586862878.0
He has nothing but good words to say about the UK's National Health Service.He said: "When you think about who it's for, those brave and super doctors and nurses we've got, I think they deserve every penny." "I hope we get some more for them too."
The donations have been building by the day...
Final 10 laps ....#walkwithtom #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay— Captain Sir Tom Moore (@Captain Sir Tom Moore)1587020656.0
And at the time of writing this article, Captain Tom Moore has raised over 40 million dollars.
Moore has now completed his challenge...
Sam smith hang your head in shame ! Your everything that’s wrong with today’s country ! Captain Tom Moore you are e… https://t.co/1FtNF9nSAQ— Gareth Colbert (@Gareth Colbert)1587028521.0
Watch Moore finish his final lap here...
He's done it! Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran who is walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th… https://t.co/q7qLgAChja— BBC News (UK) (@BBC News (UK))1587022979.0
However now we have some sad news to bring to you.
Captain Tom Moore has been hospitalised with COVID.
BREAKING: Captain Sir Tom Moore is in hospital with covid-19. This is the statement from his family. 👇 https://t.co/pg933KLJUg— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1612112867.0
In a statement shared to his social media channels, Tom's daughter revealed that he had been hospitalised with COVID.
Get well soon Tom.
https://t.co/MN6cZzxEaw— Captain Sir Tom Moore (@Captain Sir Tom Moore)1612112616.0
He was at home with us until today when he needed additional help with his breathing.
He is being treated in a ward, although he is not in ICU.
The medical care he has received in the last few weeks has been remarkable and we know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do all the can to make him comfortable and hopefully return home as soon as possible.
We understand that everyone will be wishing him well.
We are of course focusing on my father and will update you when we are able to.
Lets hope he makes a full recovery very soon!