“I can’t believe that he’s home again - it’s wonderful.”

These are the words of 84-year-old Brenda Hackett, who was over the moon after her son, Alan, made a miraculous recovery from Covid-19, after he spent just short of six months in two Bucks hospitals.

READ MORE: How tea with the Queen inspired married couple of more than 60 years to move house

Alan, who is a retired parish councillor for Piddington and Wheeler End, started to feel unwell on Good Friday [April 18] and was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Easter Saturday [April 19], with severe breathing problems.

He would spend the next 88 days in intensive care where his mum was told to ‘prepare for the worst’.

At one point, Alan’s condition deteriorated so badly that ‘pulling the plug’ was considered, to which Brenda rejected, claiming that his son will eventually pull through.

Weeks later, Alan started to show signs of a recovery and after he left the hospital’s ICU, he was transferred to Amersham Hospital where he continued his recuperation.

He eventually returned home at the start of October.

Alan, who was a parish councillor for around 15 years, said: “Both hospitals made a line of honour when I left which was unbelievable.

“The nurses, doctors and staff in both hospitals were absolutely brilliant.

“They performed a miracle, and I will never forget their gargantuan efforts.

READ MORE: Emotional video is made for woman celebrating her 100th birthday

“I hope that others suffering from this terrible virus will hear my story and overcome it like I did.”

Brenda, Alan’s mum, added: "I have to thank my friends and neighbours for looking after me whilst Alan was in hospital.

“Someone was in touch with me every single day that Alan was away.

“They did my shopping, collected prescriptions, watered my hanging baskets and tended our allotment.

“Most importantly, they helped keep me positive and looking forward to the day that Alan would walk back through my front door.”

Chairman of the Parish Council, Simon Digby, said: “Alan selflessly collected hundreds of bags of rubbish and never sought any praise or recognition for his hard work.

“The entire community is delighted to have Alan safely back home again and we can’t wait to see him out there keeping the streets rubbish free again.”

Following the news, many people took to Facebook to congratulation Alan on his recovery.

READ MORE: £5.2billion programme set up to help towns such as Marlow be better prepared for flooding

Sarah Hogg-Robinson said: “What an ordeal for and your mother.

“Wishing you both the very best.

“Thanks also to local people who helped your mum while recovering.”

Vicky Carter said: “Welcome home, Alan. Good to see you in such good health.”

According to the latest Government statistics, 43,726 people have died due to coronavirus in the UK.