Chinese Man Travels in Asia Carrying Disabled Wife So She Doesn’t Have to ‘Leave with Regrets’
A 57-year-old husband was recently filmed carrying his disabled wife on his back as they are coming down from the summit of Huangshan, a Unesco World Heritage Site located in southeastern China’s Anhui province.
The clip, filmed on Sunday, July 22, shows Wang Xiaomin coming down the stairway of one of China’s 10 famous mountains with his 53-year-old wife strapped to his back using a harness, according to South China Morning Post.
“The world is so big and I want to take her to see it so that she will not leave with any regrets,” Wang told Pear Video. “I want to give her a more meaningful life.”
Wang’s wife, whose name was not revealed in the report, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) five years ago. The disease heavily affects the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord in charge of delivering messages to tell your muscles what to do.
“I know there isn’t a big hope of her recovering from this kind of disease, so I brought her on a trip to see the world,” he said in the clip.
The couple, who doesn’t have any children of their own, have already been to several places and have had explored sites like the Potala Palace in Lhasa and Hohxil on the Tibetan plateau, SCMP reported. They have yet to decide where they will go next, but Wang is dedicated to carry his wife on his back wherever they go.
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