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  • The head of the White House security office, Crede Bailey, had a part of his lower right leg and the big toe on his left foot amputated during an ongoing battle with Covid-19, Bloomberg reported Monday. 
  • Bailey has been hospitalised with a severe case of coronavirus for three months, but is reportedly recovering from the illness. 
  • Friends of Bailey's have raised over $35,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for his rehabilitation and "staggering" healthcare costs.
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Crede Bailey, who heads the White House security office, lost part of lower right leg and a toe on his left leg during a months-long battle with Covid-19, Bloomberg reported Monday. 

Bailey, whose office handles White House credentials and works with the Secret Service, contracted the coronavirus in September and has been hospitalised for three months, but is reportedly recovering from the illness. 

Friends of Bailey's have raised more than $35,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for his rehabilitation and healthcare.

"Crede beat Covid-19 but it came at a significant cost: his big toe on his left foot as well as his right foot and lower leg had to be amputated," Dawn McCrobie, a friend who organised the fundraiser, wrote last week, Bloomberg reported.

A White House spokesperson declined to comment about Bailey's condition to Business Insider and Bloomberg reported that Bailey's family requested that the White House not publicly acknowledge his illness. 

Last month, McCrobie wrote that Bailey's "family has staggering medical bills from a hospital stay of 2+ months and still counting in the ICU and a long road ahead in rehab before he can go home." She added that Bailey will need to pay for a slew of physical alterations in his home and a car that he can operate to accommodate his disability. 

Dozens of top administration officials and people tied to the White House have contracted Covid-19 and President Donald Trump has consistently downplayed the threat the virus poses. The president, who himself contracted the virus and was hospitalized for several days, has told Americans not to "be afraid of Covid," mocked those who wear face masks, and condemned aggressive state measures taken to slow the spread of the virus. 

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