A mother with a rare genetic condition has come up with a miracle solution to keep her husband and children alive after they lost their lives.
Melissa Leong says her husband, Brian Leong, died from a rare form of brain cancer at the age of 49.
“It was just the worst day of my life,” she said.
“He was the happiest man in the world, the most intelligent man, the kindest man.
He was so much fun to be around.”
Leong says she was so worried about her husband’s health that she was unable to leave the house.
“It wasn’t until he was in the hospital, the day of his death, that I started to look at the house and see all the decorations,” she told CBC News.
“I was so excited, so full of love, I was in so much shock.”
There was no place I could go to, I couldn’t call my son.
I had no money, I had nothing.
It was a miracle.
“Brian Leong had a rare blood disorder that left him unable to walk or talk, but that didn’t stop him from spending his free time playing video games and reading.
He died of a brain tumor in January at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Sydney, aged 49.”
We just kept telling him, ‘We’re going to take care of this,’ and he said, ‘I know,'” Leong said.”
He knew he had a life, that he had something to live for.
“Now, Leong has found ways to keep the couple’s family together and their kids in school, as well as giving their family a chance to have a normal life without the worry of their loved one’s death.”
A special caregiver for the familyNow, she says she has a new job as a special caregiper for her family.””
But I think it’s so important to keep our family together.”
A special caregiver for the familyNow, she says she has a new job as a special caregiper for her family.
“That’s so special to me, because I am able to do what I love, but also help the family and the children,” she added.
“When I was a caregiver, it was so important that I was there for them.”