Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
These images show how this 77-year-old mother still carries her 59-year-old son on her back wherever he wants to go as he was born with cerebral palsy.
Olga Boskovic, 77, lives near Kosjeric a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of western Serbia with her 59-year-old son Predrag Boskovic, who was born with cerebral palsy.
The dedicated mother has carried her son wherever he has wanted to go for his entire life and told reporters: “For four years I carried him to school, literally carried him, during summer and winter.”
Local media report she still puts the 59-year-old on her back every day and carries him the short distance to his woodcarving workshop – as seen in the images.
His love for carpentry was reportedly sparked 30 years ago and reports state almost everything in their house was made by him. His skills range from basic carpentry to intricate engraving.
He told reporters: “For me, my mother is a mother of courage, she has given her whole life for me.”
Local media report the 59-year-old has seen very little out of his home village due to his condition but he has found solace in his carpentry, saying: “ I love what I do, and when people love what they do they do it well.
“Time does not mean anything to me, time needs to pass, the day to be over, I measure time with the success of finishing what I have started that day.”
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