If a mother’s love is not the most powerful love there is, then I don’t know what is. The following story based on real life is just a testimony to this adage.
A man who was left disabled and in a deep coma due to a car accident in 2006 has woken up after 12 long years. The first thing he saw were tears streaming down the face of his 75-year-old mother, who had been by his bedside day and night for over a decade.
The son, Wang Shubao, was left a quadriplegic after a crash in Shouguang, Shandong province. He is 36 years old.
Wang’s father had passed away when he was young, leaving his mother as his sole caretaker.
The loving mother, Wei Mingying, had spent her entire life savings on her son’s medical expenses and had even taken on a 120,000 yuan (£13,000) debt. According to reports, she was so poor at one point that she didn’t eat for an entire month.
“My mouth, my tongue was all dry. I would just drink water.” The frail mother lost 20kg (44 lbs) over the years and now only weighs 30kg (66 lbs).
Mingying would wake up at 5 am every day, wash her son’s face, bathe him, feed him, take care of his toiletry, massage, and reposition him so that he doesn’t suffer from bedsores. Looking after her only son dominated her life, but never did she ever complain.
Last month, a miracle happened when the mother caught her son smiling. He had finally regained consciousness. While Wang can only hear his mother and respond by smiling, he still can’t move or speak. However, the mother has said that she will never give up on his son and is hopeful that he will make full recovery soon.
“I am just overjoyed. I hope he will make a full recovery,” Wei said. “I will never give up on him. I hope he can call me ‘mom’ again one day,” she added.
The mother received a lot of praise from people for her undying support, positivity, and courage. Netizens all across the world have expressed admiration to the loving mother’s sacrifice and dedication in caring for her son.
�”Only a mother would love their child this much,” one commentator said.