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"It took every ounce of my being to pull through, to see my family again."
Those are the words of a soon to be mother-of-four who fought coronavirus and is now recovering at home.
Karen Mannering from Herne Bay in Kent was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in Margate while six months pregnant.
She has now come out the other side and is self-isolating at home.
Karen does not yet know if it has affected her unborn son but she says the medical teams got her through.
She is desperate to convey how serious this illness is.
Roy Ives, 76, from Rochester was also diagnosed with the virus.
Roy's wife Marjorie was told he may not survive the night after being admitted to hospital, but despite underlying health issues the doctors brought him through.
Roy's granddaughter, Scarlett Walsh said: "They were trying absolutely everything, he wasn't disregarded, he wasn't thought any less of because he was elderly. They treated him like anyone else and that's the biggest reassurance for everyone else. People with underlying health issues and at his age can pull through and survive and that's the positive message he wants to portray."
Author Sarah Salway, from Tunbridge Wells, is also in recovery.
Last week she was critically ill, but she's now been well enough to write a blog with advice on how to cope with symptoms.
The experience has given her a fresh perspective.
All three say they would not wish the virus on their worst enemies but, like the vast majority, they have come through it.