Liz Bonnin says she is ‘broken’ after losing her beloved mum to coronavirus
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TV presenter Liz Bonnin is mourning the death of her beloved mother.
The 44-year-old said she feels "broken" after her mother died from coronavirus over the Christmas period.
Taking to Instagram, Liz shared the devastating news with fans as she continues to navigate her way through the heartbreaking loss.
"I lost mum to Covid this Christmas. I am broken and there is a lot to heal," the Countrywise presenter tweeted.
The telly star went on to thank NHS doctors and nurses for the "extraordinary" way they cared for her dear mum.
"It's hard to put into words just how extraordinary the NHS nurses and doctors have been, how patient and kind as they led me through every detail of mum's condition that I hung onto, how composed despite the nightmare they've had to endure for far too long now, how privileged we are to have the NHS."
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She continued: "It strikes me once again, thanks to the faceless angels I spoke to on the end of a phone, often in the dead of night, just how beautiful we humans can be – compassionate, dedicated, strong, selfless, brave, honest, empathetic – traits that as a society we seem to have forgotten we are all capable of as we continue to deepen the divides between us out of fear, out there in the world.
"I don’t know how to start healing from the way mum had to die but what I do know is that she was a victim of the ongoing mishandling of the pandemic, and the blatant misunderstanding of what it takes to contain the virus and therefore protect the economy."
Liz continued to criticise the government's handling of the pandemic, adding that her world "crumbled" as she watched her mother endure a painful end.
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"We didn’t listen to and act on the science," Liz continued. "My world crumbled as I watched her suffer the consequences of what we continue to prioritise in much of the global north at the cost of environmental and human health, in an age of blind partisanship, rampant misinformation and absurd conspiracy theories.
"I dearly hope that in my lifetime we will collectively wake up and reject our addiction to monetary gain and short term political goals, and recognise the true value of connectedness, community, wellbeing, kindness and caring for our planet and each other – no matter our age."
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The presenter said elders used to be “revered”, adding: “My mother was not a less important human. Nor was she just a statistic.”
"We have it in us to be better," she added. "The NHS heroes I’ve had the honour of speaking to and sometimes of seeing briefly at the ICU doors that I couldn’t go through, who not only took care of my mum but of me too, and many thousands of others, are testament to that. We have it in us."
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