‘Fit and healthy’ 47-year-old dies in self-isolation after getting coronavirus symptoms
A 47-year-old described as “fit and healthy” died on his own at home after self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms.
Tim Galley felt a bit unwell last Sunday after initially developing a sore throat in the wake of a stag do he had attended on the Saturday night.
He took the day off work on the Monday and started to develop and then started to develop a fever.
Tragically, Tim was then discovered dead at his flat in Wrexham in Wales this Tuesday before his body was taken away by paramedics in protective clothing.
North Wales Live reports how his heartbroken girlfriend Donna Cuthbert said she had been unable to see him because he followed government advice to remain on his own.
But Donna said messages from him grew less frequent before his body was discovered at his flat.
Donna, 46, said: “Of course I was very worried about when he developed the fever, as I was worried about the coronavirus.
“But as he wanted to protect me I couldn’t go and visit him.
“As he was getting steadily worse I asked him to phone for an ambulance but he kept on saying to me that he was fine, that he had no underlying health conditions and that they would be too busy dealing with other people.”
On Monday night she messaged her partner of four years, worrying that she wasn’t going to see him for a couple of weeks because they would both have to self-isolate.
His reply was: “Don’t be silly, or course you will.”
Tim, who worked at the M&S Bank, didn’t return any of Donna’s calls after that.
She added: “On Tuesday morning I was panicking as Tim didn’t return my calls. I asked his neighbour to check on him as they had a key. They found him in bed.
“Paramedics in protective clothing came, and I just can’t bare the thought he was all alone.”
Donna, who runs a wedding business, added Tim was “adored by her children”.
She said: “He just had such a massive heart and we had such a wonderful life together.
“We were supposed to be attending my daughter Danielle’s wedding but that has also been cancelled because of the coronavirus.
“We went on so many holidays and had so many things planned. He was my future.”
She added: “Tim gave me so much love happiness and amazing times.
“He was so very special to my daughter Danni, and my other children and was ‘pops’ to Olivia and Ariyah and won’t get to meet Ryan and Maxine’s baby.”
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Donna said she hoped people would take coronavirus advice from the government and health professionals seriously.
She said: “Please, please will you all take the advice and stay indoors and follow the rules this virus is serious and taking our loved ones.
“I just want everyone to stay safe and stay home.
“Tim took all the precautions but still this virus got him, my heart is shattered into tiny pieces.”