In sickness & in health, growing old together, the love these two individual has for one another, is truly, touching, from the Front Page Sections, translated…
The Sixty-Seven Year-Old Man with Bone Cancer, Lost His Memories in a Car Crash, His Wife Stayed by His Side, She’d Held on to the Happiness They’d Shared, But They Were Forced to Deal with the Repossession of Their Residence, and Owing Debts.
A wedding that is thirty-nine years late, became the only remaining memory of the groom. The social welfare organization hosted a wedding for the two; the amnesic groom told his wife, “I love you, I will take care of you”, it’d made all who were there, moved.
the photo of the couple, photo courtest of the UDN papers…
The male lead of this wedding is the sixty-seven year old, unemployed, Wu, diagnosed with bone cancer, in order to fight to continue his life, he’d put his house up for money, to get the treatment he’d needed, but, he’d gotten into an accident on the way to get a follow-up, although his life was spared, he’d lost, all his memories; and yesterday, although he’d gotten the chance to live the dreams of giving his lovely wife, Liao, her dream wedding, but because of the debts he’d accumulated, his house faced repossession by the banks, this is a very difficult to weather love that they’d come to share.
Wu was originally a bus driver for a high school, and, was originally married to someone else, thirty-nine years ago, they both decided to get divorced, and found one another, but because of how the society was so close back then, they’d not held a wedding. The two of them walked through sickness and illness, not only did they not abandon one another, they’d become, even closer to each other.
Three years ago, Wu was diagnosed with the terminal stage in bone cancer, he knew he didn’t have long to live, and started persuading his wife to leave him, but she’d insisted on staying with him to the very end, Wu was moved by how deeply his wife loved him, and in order to fight for more time to have together, he’d used his house to take out a $200,000N.T. loan, to get the autotransplant procedure.
The doctor estimated, that if Wu has a successful autotransplant, he can live for seven years at most, otherwise, his life is reduced to just three more years.
Liao said, that during the process of the bone marrow withdraw, he couldn’t go under anesthesia, her husband was in so much pain that he’d squeezed her hand too hard until she’d bruised, and he was, shaking hard, and all she could do, was cry alongside him.
Not being employed had caused this couple to suffer economic difficulties in life, and, him being diagnosed with cancer, was even more trying on top, the social worker from Huashan Foundation, Tsai said, he’d visited the Wu’s in April, and saw piles of unpaid bills on the table, since Wu’s health started going downhill, every time he’d tripped and fallen in his home, Liao’s sense of helplessness grew, she’d even taken out the coal and the urn, claimed, that “We’re dying together.”
Two weeks ago, Wu was on his way to a follow-up, but he’d gotten into a car wreck, causing him to become amnesic, and originally, the hospital had good news that the cancer cells are all in control, but this wreck had caused the couple, to fall back, into despair again.
The Huashan Foundation hosted a wedding at a church for them to fulfill their lifelong dream, the two of them exchanged rings, held tightly to each other’s hands, and, Wu who originally couldn’t answer the questions that others asked him well stated, “I love you, I will take care of you” to his wife, and Liao shed the tears of joy.
But, the Huashan Foundation said, that the Wu’s won’t be able to make their mortgage payment next month, and their residence is facing foreclosure by the courts, and, they won’t have a roof over their heads, the foundation was hoping, that kind people in the community will give a helping hand to them.
So, despite everything that’s happened to these individuals’ lives, they still loved one another so very deeply, and now, as they finally got married, the hard times are coming to them, but, if they work hand-in-hand, I’m sure, that fate would make sure that they are okay…