In 2011, a young woman from Chengdu signed a contract drafted by her parents stating that she would take care of her paraplegic boyfriend for three years. If he was able to stand up by the time the contract ended, the couple would get her parent’s blessing. If not, she would have to leave him.
While reports haven’t stated when the man became wheelchair-bound or for how long the couple had been dating prior to the contract, the end of the three years is approaching and doctors say that there’s no chance the man will walk again.
The young woman’s parents desperately want their daughter to come home.
She said that while it’s been tiring taking care of her boyfriend every day for years, it’s been worth it. She doesn’t want to leave his side and has made an agreement with her parents that she will definitely leave him in six months if his condition doesn’t improve.
By Isabel Quan