The term “unconditional love” mirrors the love story of this young woman from Guangxi, China and her paralyzed fiancé.
Liao Mingpei, a 27-year-old young woman from China, has decided to devote her life to look after her fiancé who was left paralyzed after a work accident. Their touching story has captured the hearts of many online users.
Liao met her fiancé Jiang Pengfei in 2009 while she was working in the city of Baise in Guangxi, reported Shanghaiist. Like any other love story, the two fell in love and decided that they wanted to marry. However, little did they know that it was the start of things going in the wrong direction.
The report said that Jiang had problems with his birth records because for some reason, his age was listed three years younger than he actually was. This became an issue because according to China’s Marriage Law, a man has to be at least 22 years old and a woman at least 20 years old in order to marry. Because of this dilemma, the couple ended up unmarried and their daughter being born out of wedlock.
And if you think that’s the end of their misfortune, the two faced another stroke of bad luck when a piece of metal fell on Jiang’s head and damaged his skull, and although he was not badly injured, he was paralyzed.
Their family savings went down the drain and put them $17,000 in debt. Although things became overwhelming and extremely difficult, Liao stayed by her beloved’s side. She patiently and lovingly looked after Jiang every single day since he became bed-ridden, according to Stomp.
Jiang’s mother also helps the couple by hiking up the mountains everyday to collect herbs to use for his bath. Liao said she is hoping for the day when Jiang will wake up, hold their daughter’s hand, and be able to take wedding photos together.
“A day together as ‘one’ means endless devotion for the rest of your life,” Liao said when she was asked why she remains so dedicated.