After being diagnosed with aphasia, a degenerative brain condition, first, and frontotemporal dementia, later, actor Bruce Willis, 68, lives surrounded by his loved ones, who are responsible for giving him love and all the care he needs, for now.
After his daughter Tallulah confessed that she is collecting and recording all kinds of memories for when her father definitively loses his memory, the actor's wife, Emma Heming, has shared an endearing video where I could see the protagonist of Die Hard enjoying with his young daughters, Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9, of a fun day at Disney amusement parks.
Even on the roller coaster
Bruce Willis and his daughter Mabel, fun at Splash Mountain, the water roller coaster, at Disney. Photo: capture
Three months after his last appearance in some photos, where he looked thinner walking the streets of Santa Monica, the actor has left his family refuge to spend an intense day climbing the attractions. One of those chosen by her young daughters has been the classic Splash Mountain.
In the video shared by Heming, 44, the actor can be seen smiling next to his daughter Mabel before the water roller coaster starts the descent and leaves them completely soaked.
"You'd better be careful," Bruce Willis is heard telling his daughter in the short video. "I think we're going to fall again," he adds as he wipes a few drops of water from his face. Bruce is shown as a protective father, holding the little girl with his arm before the roller coaster begins its descent.
The images should have been taken at the end of May, as that attraction closed temporarily on the 31st. Alongside the video Emma wrote: "You can bet this family will come back to have fun and laugh when you reopen as Tiana Bayou! Thanks for all the memories, Splash Mountain."
The eldest daughters, too.
That day, Willis was also accompanied by his three oldest daughters, Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29, daughters of Demi Moore. The three of them did not hesitate to join their father and his family on this fun day.
In early February of this year, the family of the American actor confirmed through a statement on Instagram that Willis had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a type of disorder that has no cure and whose outcome is complex.
Willis' cognitive decline appears to be progressing faster than anticipated. The 67-year-old actor has difficulty recognizing his family members and, according to the testimony of an uncle, would no longer recognize even his mother.
Bruce Willis' wife, Emma, had shown photos of the actor and the rest of the family on her Instagram account. @emmahemingwillis
"She (Marlene) says she's not quite sure her son recognises her, that his behaviour is slow and a bit aggressive," Wilfried Gliem told German newspaper Bild.
On February 16, Bruce Willis' family reported that the American actor had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, less than a year after he announced his retirement from acting due to cognitive problems.
Bruce Willis had been diagnosed in March last year with aphasia, a language disorder. "His condition progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia," his five daughters, wife Emma Heming Willis and ex-wife Demi Moore said in a statement.
Source: La Vanguardia