A British man, who was praised as a “national hero”, is lying down for his intervention during the Westminster Bridge terror attack, battling Covid-19 disease in a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey.
47-year-old boxing coach Tony Davis was one of the first people to try to rescue British police officer Keith Palmer, who was fatally stabbed in the attack in London in 2017.
Davis was coaching the Bahraini Olympic boxing team, when he was infected with the Corona virus.
His friends, who say Davis is alone in Turkey, are trying to arrange a translator for him.
The former soldier tried to rescue Officer Palmer. The latter was one of five people killed when a terrorist car drove into crowds on Westminster Bridge in London, then stabbed the officer outside Parliament House on March 22, 2017.
Davis was attending a social event close to the attack site, with the British amateur boxing team. When the attack happened, he rushed to help the wounded officer.
Speaking in 2017, he said he acted in “a fraction of a second” and assured that anyone “would have done the same.”
“This is to say that Covid is not a joke,” said Davis, who lives in Darlington, England, as he posted a picture of him in the hospital on Twitter.
He added, “I have been lying in this hospital in Istanbul for more than a week now and the staff are wonderful, but no one speaks English.”
“This virus continues to suck my life, and I have just learned that I need the most powerful medicine … I would like to thank my old friends in the army and my former family on the Great Britain Boxing Team, who arranged for the delivery of much-needed supplies, food, clothes, and toiletries in the hospital,” he said. I rest in him, and it is not easy. They have all the respect. “
Julie Cordon of the Brainbox charity that supports people with traumatic brain injury that Davis has raised funds for is trying to raise awareness of her boyfriend’s plight.
She is seeking an English speaker to help Davis, find out about his treatment and when he can go home.
“Tony is a unique person, and I am sure that every person in the Northeast (from E | England) who knows him – and in fact (people) all over the world – will agree with me on that,” Cordon said.
She added, “He is a very special person, a national hero in the true sense of the word for his role in the Westminster terrorist attack, when he ran towards danger.”
She pointed out that “communicating with Tony at the present time is very difficult, and he wants to get a clearer picture of his treatment, and what is actually happening with him … He is not Tony himself, who we knew, he seems very ill.”