Everlasting love: Touching story of how a devoted husband, 84, has taken care of his paralysed wife for 56 YEARSChinese couple had been married for just five months when wife fell sickAt the age of 20, she lost the ability to move her body and to reproduce Husband Du Yuanfa told his wife: ‘Don’t worry. I will care for you forever’He quit his job in a coal mine to look after partner for nearly six decades
Sometimes, the most ordinary people are capable of achieving the greatest love.
A humble husband from a small Chinese village has demonstrated the true meaning of dedication after taking care of his bed-ridden wife for 56 years.
Du Yuanfa, a farmer living in the village of Sunjiayu in east China’s Shandong Province, quit his job as a coal miner to look after his wife Zhou Yu’ai day and night after she became paralysed in 1959, reported the People’s Daily Online.
That’s dedication: Du Yuanfa (left), 84, tries to see if his bed-bound wife Zhou Yu’ai, 76, is having a fever
Selfless love: The humble husband from Sunjiayu village, China, has taken care of his sick spouse for 56 years
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Du, 84, and Zhou, 76, had been married for just five months when Zhou was struck by a mysterious disease at the age of 20 and lost the ability to move her body.
At the time, Du was working in a coal mine in the nearby Tai’an city.
He was informed of the tragic news in a letter sent by his family, which contained a brief message: ‘Your wife is sick and bed-bound.’
Du immediately took a long leave from work and returned home. There, he saw his new wife lying in bed, incapable of doing the most basic things for herself.
He said Zhou’s whole body was stiff and she could not turn. She wasn’t able to hold objects in her hands and had to be spoon-fed meals.
sickness and in health: After his wife become bed-ridden, Du said: ‘Don’t worry. I will care for you forever’
Rich or poor: Although the couple’s life is less than fortunate, their story has moved numerous people in China
Determined to have his wife cured, Du put her in a wheelchair and took her to numerous hospitals for consultations.
The diagnoses was unanimous: Zhou lost the ability to reproduce and would be bed-ridden for the rest of her life.
Du said many of his friends told him to annul his marriage and start a new life, but the devoted man refused.
He told his wife: ‘Don’t worry. I will care for you forever.’
Afterwards, Du quit his job in order to look after his sick wife full-time.
The couple live in a stone-built home with simple furnishing. Du does everything personally, from boiling the traditional Chinese medicine to changing his wife’s bed pa
All-round: Du does all housework at home, from boiling medicine to messaging his wife to cooking meals