May 14, 2012 ·11 Comments
HARGEISA — An Algerian husband from the town of El Eulma, 340 km east of the capital Algiers says he has been carrying his ailing wife for five years.
Salim, 40, married his wife in 1996 and the two had a healthy son whom their named Sufyan. They lived very happy life in a dormitory in the school premises where he works as a security guard according to Algerian newspaper Sunrise.
Their lives dramatically changed in 2007 when his wife went into a state of paralysis and shock upon learning the devastating news of death of her parents.
Unable to move, speak or eat, Salim became his wife’s principal carer the paper said. He gets up early every morning and attends to his wife and son, giving them breakfast then goes to work. An hour later he returns to clean the house, prepare lunch, gives his wife some food and medications by hand. He fixes her bed and from there he runs between work, his wife and son all day, calling and visiting.
During the night he wakes up more than four times to turn his wife in bed and goes to say he has no regrets in life and pain does not wake him up.
The paper said Salim has abandoned the world to care for his wife to the point that no world exists beyond the confined room that he shares with his wife and son. It added that he has been carrying his wife on his shoulder day and night for the past five years.
His son is also proud of his father and says his father has also became a mother to him. Sufyan says they are normal.
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