Terminally ill ex-CBBC star, 28, battling cystic fibrosis fears she won’t live to see family after lockdown – as she faces treatment at home while her hospital unit is used for coronavirus patients
- Chelsie Whibley, 28, is terminally ill with inherited disorder cystic fibrosis
- She has been asked to quarantine indefinitely as she is classed as ‘at risk’
- Chelsie fears that she will not live to see the coronavirus lockdown lifted
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
A terminally ill ex-CBBC star battling cystic fibrosis fears that she might not live to see the end of the lockdown as she faces treatment at home.
Chelsie Whibley, 28, has been instructed to quarantine indefinitely because she is classed along another 1.4million Britons as ‘at risk’ from the coronavirus.
The former actress, from Denmead, Hampshire, is longing for the lockdown to be lifted amid fears she may never seen her loved ones again.
Chelsie Whibley (left, pictured with husband Glyn), has been instructed to quarantine indefinitely because she is classed as ‘at risk’ from the coronavirus
Chelsie must also undergo intensive intravenous treatment at home after her specialist hospital unit was given over to Covid-19 patients.
She told The Sun: ‘I can understand the reasons why but it doesn’t make it any easier. I’m scared about the interruption in my treatment and my care.
‘I’m worried that the plan for my future treatment is going to slow down, halt, or just be forgotten about because we’re all so concerned about coronavirus.
Chelsie (during a hospital visit) is terminally ill, suffering with cystic fibrosis
‘My condition doesn’t just pause or suddenly go away because of coronavirus. It still continues. I don’t have months and months to wait.’
Chelsie starred in CBBC shows Dani’s House and Sadie J, and in pantomime with House of Cards actress Kate Mara, before her career was cut short aged 20.
Married to 32-year-old Glyn, she has defied the odds despite doctors telling her she would not survive beyond 16 due to a suppressed immune system.
Her scarred lungs are no longer operable and function at just 25 per cent.
Chelsie added: ‘It’s just heartbreaking beyond words. I know that seeing my friends and family is too dangerous and it could be enough to tip my body over the edge. But on the other hand, I don’t know how much time I have and it breaks me knowing I can’t see them.
‘I’ve got a month-old nephew who I haven’t met and I do worry I never will.’
Chelsie (right with husband Glyn) must also undergo intensive intravenous treatment at home after her specialist hospital unit was given over to Covid-19 patients
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