The Wiggles help ICU nurse save COVID-19 patient

An intensive care nurse at the Royal Melbourne Hospital has gone above the call of duty, personally tracking down The Wiggles to help save his patient suffering from COVID-19.

Sarah Kelly, who has Down syndrome, is on track to getting out of hospital after watching the how-to message from her favourite musical group.

When the 22-year-old was admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital struggling to breathe with COVID-19 last month, she refused to have oxygen tubes put in.

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With her condition rapidly deteriorating, nurse Steven Moylan — who has a brother with an intellectual disability — had an idea.

"She had it on her iPad, she just wouldn't look away from The Wiggles and I thought to myself 'what if I could get The Wiggles to wear the nasal prongs? Would she copy them and do what they do?'" he told 9News.

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When he finally made contact with the group, the stars were ready to wiggle, and together they helped save a life.

"That's what we needed for her to stay alive," he said.


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