Mum, 32, forced to have hands and feet amputated after getting covid

By Neil Shaw & Lottie Gibbons

A mum-of-three had her hands and feet amputated after catching Covid-19.

Autumn Nugent, 32, is now sharing her experience as she hopes to encourage people to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Dr Wesley Ely spoke to Autumn after she sent him a video of her being fitted with prosthetic legs.

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According to Hull Live, he said: "Covid took her hands and feet. I cried when she sent me this yesterday: Her physical resilience and mental fortitude are my inspiration.”

He added: “She sent this of her walking with new legs and said to tell you…Blood clots of Covid can be prevented with a vaccine.”

Dr Ely said: “ Covid-19 is a disease of blood vessels that can affect your lungs, heart, brain, or any organ. Blood clotting sucks life from vital organs.

“This patient asked to have her story shared so that others may learn and seek vaccination.”

Dr Ely said complications from the virus caused blood clots in Autumn's arms and legs, resulting in wounds that resembled burns.

Autumn underwent physical therapy while taking more than 12 different medications every day in the weeks that followed her surgery.

Issuing his own warning for people to get the jab, he said: “Her life is forever changed...This is the reality of what can happen to a very young and totally healthy person."

“Life goes on no matter how hard the curveballs are that we are thrown. There is hope for tomorrow. Love of her kids and sisters is driving her onwards," he said.

“Very few drugs have such a great safety profile. Covid patients want to get vaccinated and many have asked you to reconsider... Do your part and share her story and its message of hope. Make her courage to share worth it!”

A fundraiser has been launched to help pay for Autumn's medical care.

You can make a donation here.

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