71-Year-Old Bus Driver Takes His Sick Wife To Work Because He Has No One To Leave Her With
Mario Núñez, a 71-year-old Chilean, drives a minibus for a living. Every day, his 65-year-old wife Fresia Farías accompanies him during his working day. Unfortunately, the reason for her staying with him is quite sad – she has Alzheimer's disease and can’t stay at home by herself.
The harsh reality for an elderly couple
Even though the two should enjoy their old age at home, surrounded by their family, both Mario and Fresia get up at 5:30 in the morning to get ready for a long work day. Of course, Mario would like to leave his wife in the comfort of their home, resting, but because of the family’s financial situation, he has no way to pay for the services of a nurse, let alone a caring establishment. That is why he must take her with him every day. The couple spends more than 10 hours traveling along the bus route.