After 12 long years in a coma thanks to a horror car smash, Wang Shubao (48) finally got to open his eyes and look at his devoted mum Caring Wei Mingying (75) who looked after him day and night through all the long years.
The poor widow would wake up at 5am each day in their small house in China to bath, feed and massage her son so he didn’t get bedsores.
She had been doing this since 2006 when Wang had his massive accident. Caring has totally bankrupted herself looking after her son while he lay in a coma, sinking into nearly R330 000 debt.
In an interview with Beijing News Caring said: “There was a time when I wouldn’t eat for an entire month because we were so poor.
“My mouth, my tongue was all dry. I would just drink water.”
Then finally in October her dedication and sacrifice was rewarded when Wang finally opened his eyes and saw his mum watching him, tears falling down her face.
He still can’t move or speak, but Caring continues to hope for the best.
“I am just overjoyed. I hope he will make a full recovery. I will never give up on him. I hope he can call me mum again one day,” she said.