Express: Young girl ill with Long Covid after 2 years

Express: Girl’s Long Covid plight as she plummets to six stone and feeds through tube

The Express reports on a 12 year old who has been severely ill with Long Covid for 2 years.


Tillie, one of an estimated 87,000 children battling the long-term effects of Covid, said: “I want to be more like my normal self. I want to take out my tube, I want to be back to normal by next year.

“It's hard for me because I'm trying to learn I can't do everything I used to do. I didn't think it was going to last this long, I thought it would just be a couple of months.

“Sometimes I think I'm getting better, but then I get ill and it takes me back.”

Determined to show that Covid isn't just a virus that affects adults, and keen to show others going through a similar ordeal that they are not alone, Tillie last year set up an Instagram account documenting her journey.

It has amassed more than 17,000 followers, and the family have been inundated with messages of goodwill.

Among those getting in touch are other children going through a similar ordeal

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