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I was on top of the world when I left Love Island… two months later my family got worst news possible, says Faye Winter | The Sun
LAUGHING together on the sofa, Love Islander Faye Winter teases her dad about how much he dotes on his ‘grandchildren’ – two dogs owned by her and her sister.
They look like a happy family with no troubles. The only signs that things might not be perfect are that Keith Winter, 75, has the occasional cough and sometimes struggles to recall a detail in a story that Faye tells.
Just 20 months ago, Faye and her family were waiting by the phone for a call informing them that he had passed away after battling Covid.
Through tears, former Love Islander Faye tells The Sun that she didn’t think her dad would be there to see her turn 27 on the birthday date they both share.
Just weeks after she came out of the famous ITV2 villa, Keith was rushed to hospital and placed in a medically induced coma while he fought for his life.
Faye, who is backing The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards, was stuck in London, hours away from her family, painfully aware that any time her phone rang it could be the devastating news that the killer virus had ended his life.
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She recalls: “I was really worried that he wouldn’t be here.
“We were always told that if he got Covid and went into a coma, that he wasn’t going to come out of it.
“I share my birthday with this man. He is my rock. I couldn’t imagine life without him. It was hard thinking about all the things he would have missed. I’m just so grateful to still have him here. It’s all thanks to the NHS.”
Now, she and Keith – who is suffering Long Covid symptoms – are backing The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards and urge YOU to nominate your health heroes.
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