Comments from Eri Satoru, Wife of Saito Satoru, a young Japanese couple holidaying in Western Australia.
….The situation with Saito is that he was injured in a motor vehicle accident and thrown away from the car. He arrived at the independent living unit arranged by Bennu in a coma. He couldn’t talk or initiate anything. He could not walk.
He has now started walking with a walking frame and talking. He can speak in English as well!
In the hospital it was just businesslike, but here in this the place with Bennu everyone looks after him like as a family.
We met Jan and Bennu through our lawyer, Michael Pui after Saito’s accident. My English was quite limited during that time and I had no idea what I should do. Michael introduced Jan and she introduced the facility where we are living. It’s perfect. It’s brilliant, so we decided to stay in Australia for treatment.
I think he’s quite comfortable here and feeling more like a family. It’s like a home. It is a 2 bedroom independent unit with one bedroom for each of us and a garden outside.
It would have been so different if I hadn’t met Jan. I would not have been able to cope by myself. It was such a difficult time. It is much better now, much easier. Through Bennu’s rehabilitation program it makes our life easier. It makes everything easier.
New dreams are coming …I believe we can do anything we want because now there’s lots of facilities and equipment in the world and I think even though it is limited he can do anything we want. If we believe the dream we can work hard.
Bennu client, Eri Satoru, Wife of Saito Satoru