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Mum who fought Covid-19 while pregnant names ‘little fighter’ newborn Tyson

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A MUM who fought Covid-19 while pregnant has named her newborn son Tyson — because he is a little fighter.

Karen Mannering, 39, from Herne Bay, Kent, had posted viral videos on social media exposing the toll of the virus.

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Karen Mannering pleaded with people to take Covid-19 seriously as she lay in hospital[/caption]

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Proud parents Karen and Steve pictured with new baby Tyson[/caption]

In the videos brave Karen gasped for air from her hospital bed, pleading for people to stay indoors and take the virus seriously.

The beautician recovered and was discharged, giving birth to her “little fighter” on Sunday night.

Karen said: “The moment I gave birth to him and I heard his cry, the emotions all kicked in and I felt like I could actually cry.

“I could grieve and feel sorry for everything we’ve been through together and put into perspective how lucky we are to be here.

‘HE DESERVED THE NAME’

“Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury are obviously both good fighters and this is another good fighter so I think he deserved the name.”

Beating the coronavirus has given Karen a new pespective on life.

She says: “After being on the dark side for so long, to come out is strange.

“You just look at things differently from the bright side of life. There’s so many people that aren’t coming home and I made it, why me?”


Now back home and healthy, Tyson has been meeting his new extended family through socially distanced visits.

Since the new arrival, Karen says her family is “now complete” and doesn’t want number five following the exhausting fight for Tyson.

It comes after we told how premature lockdown tot Oliver-Cash Ryan reminded his dad of Rocky.

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Now back at home, Tyson has been meeting his new extended family[/caption]

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Karen says beating Covid-19 and welcoming Tyson into the world has her perspective[/caption]

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