Kym Marsh revealed she is ‘forever in the debt’ of the NHS, after workers saved the lives of three family members.
The Coronation Street legend, 43, is set to get involved in an online pub quiz to help raise money for key workers during the lockdown.
And she opened up about the help those closest to her have received from healthcare staff – recalling her dad suffering two heart attacks.
‘The NHS saved my dad’s life, they saved my daughter’s life, they saved my son’s life, and they saved my life, I am forever in their debt,’ Manchester Evening News states she said.
‘My dad suffered two heart attacks and without the amazing care and attention of doctors and nurses he wouldn’t be with us today.
‘They are the reason two of my children, Polly and David are alive here today after being born prematurely and needing extra care. The odds were against Polly surviving and she needed help around the clock.
‘She was born seven weeks premature and she needed help with every breath she took.’
Kym – who played Michelle Connor in the ITV soap – also praised the NHS workers who were by her side during her lowest point, following the tragic death of her son, Archie.
Explaining staff voiced concerns about her ‘mental state’ as she ‘struggled with coming to terms’ with the pain of losing her baby boy, she continued: ‘They are the reason that I am here alive today.
‘They got me through the most horrendous experience of my life when my son Archie passed away just minutes after being born in February 2009.
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Hey gang! Hope you’re good and all about to do the clap for nhs!!! I am excited to be hosting a quiz tomorrow night alongside 20 other celebs! (Friday 22nd May) £5 per person and ALL!!!!! proceeds go to the NHS! The winners win £1000! So to be in with your chance to win head to www.pubquizparty.com and register your team now! You can play in a team from different households. #nhspubquizparty good luck!!!!! ❤️
‘There is no doubt I simply would not have got through the process alone – I wouldn’t be here without them.
‘The staff were so dedicated and caring and some of them even came to Archie’s funeral, which I will never forget.’
To say thank you – especially at such a testing time – Kym is joining in a star-studded pub quiz today (Friday) at 8pm, in a bid to raise £500,000 for those in need.
And she isn’t the only Cobbles star getting involved, with Catherine Tyldesley, Hayley Tamaddon and Scott Wright popping in to help fundraise for healthcare workers.
EastEnders’s Tracy Ann Oberman and Shaun Williamson are also among those taking part, alongside Luisa Zissman.
If you fancy your chances, entries are £5, and more information can be found at PubQuizParty.com.
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