The founder of Traveleyes has thanked the NHS for its “amazing work” as he battles coronavirus in Leeds General Infirmary.
Amar Latif tweeted from his hospital bed having spent six days receiving treatment for the deadly virus.
He said he hoped his release from hospital was imminent but described his experience as “terrifying”.
I hope you’re all doing well during these tough times. I’ve been in hospital with #coronavirus for the last week and didn’t think I was going to make it. Huge thank you to the incredible @NHS staff at the @nhsleeds General Infirmary and all the amazing work they do. #NHSThankYoupic.twitter.com/6LrX4Gw2G2
— Amar Latif (@AmarLatif_) April 9, 2020
In a video which accompanied his post, Latif said: “I’ve been here for six days because I contracted corona. Before that I was unwell for a week and it’s been the most terrifying experience.
“Until two days ago I literally thought that I was not going to make it and that this was where life ended – on this ward.
“I’m so happy that I’m able to go home today or tomorrow. I found it really hard to breath but I’m really happy to be alive. So you may get bored in your house, but just think ‘you’re alive’. I’m so looking forward to going home and just living life.”
Traveleyes was set up in 2004 and began trading in 2005. It takes groups – half of which are blind and the other half fully sighted – on adventure holidays.