A man in Malaysia is badly hoping to cross borders to be with his father who might completely forget him due to a severe case of dementia.
The pandemic has made it extremely difficult to travel from one place to another. From health restrictions to the fear of getting the virus, people would rather just stay put until things become better.
However, for Kael (@KaelSansSouci), being with his father is the only action necessary.
On twitter, he shared how he wishes movement restrictions would ease up.
Kael is currently in Penang while his father is confined at a hospital in Selangor, which is a hundred kilometers away.
His father has been living with FTD (Fronto-Temporal Dementia) for three years now and his situation doesn’t seem to be improving.
It’s getting worse.
Kael is afraid that he may not get the opportunity to celebrate Hari Raya with his father before his inevitable memory damage reaches its final stage.
“As the only son in the family, I can’t help but feel helpless when my mother and sisters have to take care of him, I honestly just want to celebrate Raya with my father before he forgets me.”
Ada sesiapa yg berjaya minta izin rentas negeri atas sebab ibu/bapa sakit?
Sejak 3 tahun lepas, ayah saya menghidap penyakit dementia (FTD), sangat progresif sehinggakan skrg nama saya pun tak boleh disebut dah. Tbh, saya cuma nak beraya dgn dia sebelum dia tak ingat saya dah.
— Kael (@KaelSansSouci) May 10, 2021
“We as a family are always trying our best to make him the happiest, but it’s not always easy.” he said.
His post caught the attention of social media users worldwide.
“My father might not understand this anymore, but lookie here Papa we made World of Buzz because of you,” he added.
In an interview with World of Buzz, Kael said he understands why the Government imposed movement restrictions, but they should be relaxed sooner.
He can only imagine the depression his fellow Malaysians are going through amid the pandemic.