Photo Story: Dying man seeks caregiver for ailing wife
Updated: 2014-04-22 07:47
Yu Guanghua and his wife, Ye Xiaojun, have been married for decades, and Yu looks after his bedridden wife who suffers from epilepsy and violent mood swings.
Yu had always thought that his wife would predecease him, but his recent cancer diagnosis now means that he believes he will die first – and he has been looking for someone to look after Ye after his death. He has interviewed over ten prospective caregivers, offering them a monthly sum of 2,000 yuan and all his property, but he has still not found the ideal person.
Many years ago, Yu asked a distant relative to bring up the couple's daughter, and this daughter now lives abroad. He says he cannot ask her to return to their village to look after her mother as they had not brought her up themselves.
Yu Guanghua, left, lies in bed in hospital following his bowel cancer diagnosis. Yu aims to find someone to look after his wife, an epileptic who also suffers from violent mood swings, and is thus incapable of taking care of herself.[Photo/qq.com]