The sister of a British YouTuber has said the family “still needs prayers” for the 30-year-old after she was placed in a coma with Covid-19 the day after she gave birth to her first child.
Grace Victory, from Buckinghamshire, contracted coronavirus in December while she was pregnant.
After her condition deteriorated, doctors induced the birth of the boy on Christmas Eve before putting her in a coma the following day due to respiratory issues.
In a statement shared on Instagram at the end of December, her family said that her condition was “currently stable” and that her newborn son was “doing well”.
Her sister Charleigh, a lifestyle blogger, also asked followers to keep her sister in their prayers in early January. She repeated the call for support at the weekend to say that she “still needs them” as her sister remains in hospital.
“We love her so, so much and we know she’ll come out of this stronger than ever. She has dedicated her whole career to healing people, we now ask you to pray to heal her,” the family said in a statement.
Model and activist Munroe Bergdorf sent her wishes for the family on Instagram, commenting “Thinking about you all. Love you Grace”, while Leigh-Anne Pinnock, from Little Mix, wrote: “Sending you so much love to you all.”
Victory has more than 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, where she discusses parenthood and relationships in her vlogs, as well as addressing mental health and body confidence.
The YouTuber developed coronavirus symptoms more than a month ago, but her health began to worsen as December went on. Despite her son not being due until February, doctors elected to induce the baby on Christmas Eve out of concern for her condition.
Her baby was born healthy but Victory had to be admitted into intensive care after developing breathing issues following the birth.