In honor of National Grief Awareness Day, Emma Heming discussed how she has been dealing with the news of Bruce Willis’ recent aphasia diagnosis.
On Tuesday night, the model uploaded an Instagram video montage featuring her family’s recent activities to the tune of Aretha Franklin‘s “I Say a Little Prayer.” She captioned the photo: “This was the summer of self-discovery—finding new activities, stepping outside of my comfort zone, and staying active.”
Grief paralyzes me at times, but I’m getting better at coexisting with it. Grief, as my stepdaughter Scout Willis explained to me, is the purest and most genuine expression of love. I pray that’s reassuring to you as well. She concluded her caption with the emoticons #nationalgriefawarenessday #griefawareness and #liveitup and hashtags.
Husband of Emma Heming, His Aphasia Diagnosis ‘Can Be Paralyzing’
Heming’s comments come five months after Willis’ family announced his sickness and retirement on Instagram. They said: “As Bruce’s family, we wanted to let his fans know that he has just been diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his cognitive capacity. Bruce has given it great consideration and chosen to withdraw from his career.
The note continued, “We appreciate your love, sympathy, and support during this difficult time. We’re dealing with this as a family, and we wanted to involve his fans because we know how much he meant to you. “As Bruce often says, ‘Live it up,’ and together we plan to do just that,” they continued.
Traumatic brain injury or a stroke can produce a language disability called aphasia. The person affected is rendered mute and unable to function in society. In addition, they may have trouble understanding the speech of others.
Bruce Willis and his huge mixed family are concentrating on spending time together, a source told People. Emma is thankful for her girls with Bruce, they added, adding that the family had just celebrated Mabel’s 10th birthday two days before the retirement news. “Everyone is concentrating on all the joyful times they can spend together,” they continued.
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A second person close to the actor said, “They have rallied around him in a significant way to assist Bruce to cope with what is to come.” One of Heming’s friends said, “As someone confronting health issues, Bruce couldn’t be part of a nicer family.” It has come as a huge surprise. It’s incredibly difficult to watch a partner deteriorate. Although she is fighting to keep it together for his sake.