- For the past 40 years of his life, 60-year-old Dominico sleeps and eats in a basket that was crafted by his aged parents
- The disabled man was said to have lost the use of his legs and hands after successive strange illnesses
- Given that they are not well-to-do, Dominico's parents resorted to being his caregivers and feed him themselves
It is every parent's desire that their kids take care of them at old age, but for a man named Dominico the reverse is sadly the case.
Dominico's 88-year-old father and 81-year-old mother feed and care for him every day due to the fact that he is disabled.
The 60-year-old who is their first son has spent 40 years of his life in a basket.
Dominico wasn't born disabled
According to Afrimax that shared the man's touching story, he was born normal like every able-bodied human.
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Despite his humble background, he was able to acquire education up to the secondary school level and began working when tragedy struck.
One day, it was noticed that one of his legs was rotting and giving out an offensive smell and it had to be amputated following medical recommendations.
As if that wasn't enough, his fingers suddenly began to peel off. His parents took him to the hospital for treatment and had to return him home owing to their financial incapabilities.
Presently, he can't use his hands or legs.
Dominico's dad corroborates the story
Speaking with the media, Dominico's dad confirmed the story, adding that their son cannot even hold anything with his hands.
They made him the basket as they couldn't afford to get him a wheelchair.
"It's been 40 years now.
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"He eats, sleeps and spends his entire life in there.
"He can't eat because he lost his fingers and so he can't hold anything.
"We have to feed him always,'' Dominico's aged dad said.
Afrimax said people donated massively 6 months after they initially shared his plight but the family still needs help.
Watch the video below:
Social media reactions
Precious Cangongo said:
"Thanks you lord for helping this vulnerable people God bless this family."
Julia herbet said:
"That door entrance may need widening so it'll be easier for them to walk him in and out of the house and those sticks need trimming as they may be dangerous to them and put better flooring."
Julie Ndum said:
"My heart bleeding what a world we are today Africans countries Government no plans for your citizens Afrimax God bless you and your team also these contributing. They will never lack."
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Mariama Issato Mansaray said:
"Ahhhhhh life... One must be really thankful to Allah for creating you completely without a problem. See how a human been is suffering...
"God continue to bless Afrimax English and all Donors...."
Physically challenged man, 36, abandoned by parents gets help
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 36-year-old physically challenged man who was abandoned by his parents had received help.
With his parents' action, the responsibility of catering for him fell on the shoulders of his younger brother.
And for the past 10 years, his younger brother played the role of his parents by providing food as well as helping him move about.
Legit.ng gathered that his younger brother had to drop out of school to fend for himself and his elder brother properly, but all that has changed now thanks to the kind gesture of the good-spirited persons who made cash donations.