There were floods of tears as 47-year-old Darren Moore returned home last week after the husband and father defied the odds and survived spending 39 days in a coma caused by Covid-19.

His wife Lisa and 12-year-old daughter Daisy had been told on several occasions that he was critical and to expect the worse, but after 50 days in intensive care at Darent Valley Hospital, Darren pulled through.

And in truly tear-jerking scenes, the Dartford family were greeted by a socially distanced crowd of around 50 people outside their house, cheering and clapping as Darren was brought home.

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Given the nature of his recovery, the celebration was clearly too much for all three of them, all breaking down into tears as their neighbours and friends welcomed him home.

The video has been shared by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, and Lisa said she thought others might want to see her husband's emotional arrival back home.



Darren Moore, 47, is a bank worker for Barclays, but was admitted to the Dartford hospital on April 2, suffering from Covid-19.

Lisa said: "He spent a total of 50 days in ITU, Laurel and Beech ward. I would like to express my thanks to all the doctors and nurses for never giving up on him so I could have him back where he belongs with myself and our 12 year old daughter Daisy.

"We have been married for 11 years and it was our anniversary whilst he was in ITU and although he does not remember, the doctors asked if I wanted to have an anniversary meet up on Zoom, which was extremely special.

"On a few occasions, I was told that Darren was critical and that he may not survive but we call him an English bulldog as he has a fight in him and he certainly proved that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart x."