Bruce Willis, the beloved actor, continues to receive unwavering support from his loved ones after being diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia earlier this year. In February, the 68-year-old star received the diagnosis, which followed an initial diagnosis of aphasia in March 2022. Throughout this challenging time, his wife, Emma Heming Willis, has been a pillar of strength, and she recently shared a heartwarming story about their 9-year-old daughter, Evelyn, and the compassionate gesture she made to help her father.
Taking to her Instagram account, Heming Willis, who is also the founder of Make Time Wellness, shared a series of videos recounting the touching story. She began by expressing her emotions, trying her best to hold back tears as she shared the heartfelt tale. Evelyn, in her free time at school, took the initiative to research “fun facts about dementia” and stumbled upon the fact that people with dementia can often become severely dehydrated.
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While acknowledging the seriousness of the situation, Heming Willis couldn’t help but find some humor in Evelyn’s discovery, noting that she is truly her father’s child, as both Bruce and Evelyn share a love for random facts. Heming Willis recounted her conversation with Evelyn, expressing her gratitude for her daughter’s curiosity and willingness to educate herself about her father’s disease. She assured Evelyn that they would always make sure Bruce had a bottle of water in hand, appreciating the loving and compassionate act that Evelyn had undertaken.
The outpouring of support flooded the comments section, with Bruce Willis’ daughter Scout, whom he shares with his ex-wife Demi Moore, expressing her overwhelming tenderness in response to the story. Alongside Evelyn, Bruce and Heming Willis are proud parents to their 11-year-old daughter, Mabel Willis. Additionally, Bruce shares two other daughters, Rumer Willis, 34, and Tallulah Willis, 29, with Moore.
Heming Willis emphasized the importance of educating oneself about a loved one’s disease, extending her message to caregivers and those supporting individuals who are ill. She stressed that understanding the disease allows us to show up for our loved ones in the best possible way and provide them with the support they need.
In another video within the post, Heming Willis shared a glimpse of an Instagram Live session she conducted with Adria Thompson, a speech-language pathologist specializing in dementia. The session aimed to provide valuable information and insights into the challenges faced by individuals with dementia and their caregivers.