Seventy-five-year-old Peter Wong, who faced walking problems due to a number of stroke attacks, is living a happy life as he can now walk on his own without using a walking stick after joining a Yoga class, introduced by his wife’s friend.
The class is conducted free at the Jubilee Park and is facilitat-ed by a married couple, Tan and his wife.
Peter’s wife, Julie, shared that her friend had given her husband a breather after feeling down and feeling hopeless following his recovery at home. “He had his first stroke in 2020 and another two last year resulting in him being dependent on a walking stick. But now he can walk on his own and is very happy as he can tag along when we go to Kuala Belait to visit our son or travel to Miri,” Julie said.
“It is touching to see the couple’s efforts to help my husband recover. It is not often that you meet kind people like the Tans who treat us with respect and love,” she added.
Not only does the couple provide free training, Tan also uses his knowledge and skills in massaging Peter’s legs to help with the healing process.
The only challenge these days is the unpredictable weather when it would rain suddenly in the middle of the class which is conducted in an open space at the park.
Julie usually drive themselves to Jubilee Park for training but at times her eldest daughter will fetch and join them at the park.
Peter and Julie are Malaysians living in Kampong Bebatik Kilanas with their youngest daughter. They have been living in Brunei for over 50 years.
It is their hope that the park authorities will build a roof at the open space for them for their sessions especially when it rains.
“Having some sort of shelter will be helpful and will allow the trainers to carry out their efforts in answering the call for a healthy lifestyle and helping to build a healthy and fit community,” Julie said.