«Very touching act of a man»: the son organized a trip around the disease for a sick mother. She said she wanted her mother’s last months to be the most wonderful.
After learning that his mother, 83-year-old Mary O’Neill, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, 44-year-old Sean O’Saly took her on a year-and-a-half-long trip around the world.
Before her death, Mary visited Nepal, Italy and South Africa. O’Malley said she wanted the last months of her mother’s life to be the most extraordinary.
Sean allowed Mary to see the beaches of South Africa, the mountains of Italy and even the festival of colors in Nepal before he passed away in 2021.
At 77, Mary was diagnosed in 2015. Sean was living in Rome at the time. According to him, “the greatest event that ever happened in his life,” was his late mother.
Mother and son in Nepal loved it.
Sean says: “We walked along the lake and watched the children play.” In April 2018, after Nepal, Sean took Mary to his apartment in Rome.
Sean explained: “He recognized Roma because I brought her to my house several times. There he loved going to his favorite restaurant and local churches.
Mother and son left Rome in July because it was too hot and went to the mountains of Umbria.
Mary died of lung disease on May 24, 2021 in South Africa.
Sean said that in the last months of his life he enjoyed spending a lot of time with his mother