Husband Carries Disabled Wife To Show Her The World So She Doesn't Have Any Regrets

Sometimes you have to go that extra mile for someone that you love. Traditionally, that extra mile is metaphorical, but in the case of a Chinese man, it is quite literal.

Wang Xiaomin has been carrying his disabled wife to various tourist sites so that she can experience them in the time that she has left and was pictured with her on his back in a papoose while walking around a famous Chinese mountain.

"The world is so big and I want to take her to see it so that she will not leave with any regrets," he says in a video. "I want to give her a more meaningful life."

Wang, 57, and his wife, who has not been named, were seen coming down the slopes of Huangshan, a mountain that is popular with tourists in the Chinese province of Anhui, southwest of Shanghai.

The mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most important tourist destinations in China, with visitor numbers often topping one million a year.

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Credit: Pear Video

Wang and his wife do not have children and thus plough their money into travelling, with Wang carrying his wife on his back around tourist sites.

According to Wang, they have visited the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, as well as Hoxhil in the Tibetan mountains.

They have not yet chosen their next destination, but Wang is dedicated to continuing to travel and to showing his wife the world.

"I know there isn't a big hope of her recovering from this kind of disease, so I brought her on a trip to see the world," he told The South China Morning Post, the major newspaper in Hong Kong.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND), known in the United States as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease, is an illness that attacks the motor neurones, which control voluntary cells within the body.

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Credit: Pear Video

It currently has no cure, with most sufferers dying within two to four years of diagnosis, though around 10 percent live longer than a decade with the disease.

Over 90 percent of cases of MND have no known cause and it tends to affect older people, with those with a history of the disease beginning to show signs from the age of 50 onwards and other people from around 60.

The most famous suffer was Professor Stephen Hawking, who was gradually paralysed by Motor Neurone Disease from his diagnosis in 1963 to his death earlier this year.

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