Daughter Takes Her Mother On Epic Journey Around The World

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After an accident left her mother wheelchair bound and depressed, An Rong decided that travel would be the best medicine to put a smile back on her ailing mother’s face.

“She stopped eating and drinking and would often lie in bed all day, she was also becoming very forgetful,” said An Rong. “My sister and I had to put notes around the house to remind her to eat.”

For their first adventure, An chose to travel domestically to a spot in Southeast Asia, it was the first time her mother had been on a plane. “She appeared a bit nervous,” An said. “And she thought traveling was a waste of money, but the trip opened her mind, and she loved it!”

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That was in 2009. To date, the duo, along with An’s sister and niece, have traveled to more than 10 countries including Thailand, Japan, Korea, Maldives, Canada and most recently, the Grand Canyon in the United States.

An is sharing the photos of their travels in order to show others the positive impact travel can have on one’s health. An hadn’t realized how well her mom had been doing until she compared photos from previous trips. That’s when she noticed she had put on much needed weight and always had a big smile on her face.

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Six years, five worn out wheelchairs later, and her mother’s health steadily improving, these ladies show no signs of slowing down.

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Sources: Shanghaiist and Tencent

  • WafaHozien

    I love the love that these sisters have for their mother, that is simply priceless.

  • Phil Lesh Fan

    It takes a family member who cares enough to use their creativity and ingenuity to help their caregiving recipient live a meaningful life. I have been doing solo full-time caregiving for my Mom for almost two years now, and our days are as full as is appropriate, comsidering Mom’s situation. Stroke, Wernicke’s Aphasia and age make for an interesting recipe. It is encouraging to see what the Rong ladies are doing for their family member. May G-d continue to bless them with the resources and ability to continue on their positive path. Shalom.